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Going for Another 5 lbs

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I still can't believe I met my first weight loss goal (ever)! The tools, information, and friends at SparkPeople truly were key to that success. I so appreciate every word of encouragement and cheer SparkFriends have passed along to me.

I did take the summer off from Spark. It was oppressively hot, and I had lots of things to get accomplished during the summer break. I was able to spend a lot of time with my boys at the water park and riding bikes. I finally started writing and publishing. Now if I can only get my dream book in print!

All that said, a new school year is underway. Training has started for my first half marathon. I think time will be my biggest obstacle, but I also think it's possible. Fall is just around the corner which means I'm about to turn 40.

I've never been one to dread my age. I've worked too hard to get to where I'm at in life. I am very grateful to be healthier as I hit this milestone birthday next month, but I realize that I must keep myself motivated to stay healthy and exercising. Hence the new goal...

I could use another 5 lbs off. I'm thrilled to be where I'm at, and I don't think I'd want to go any further than another 5 lbs. So I'm going to have that 5 lbs off before my birthday and before I go back to the Doc for my thyroid checkup.

Goodness, I guess that's enough for one day. I could never, never say "Thank you" enough to my SparkFriends and the staff at SP for giving us these tools for free of all things. I would have never paid for any kind of program which means I wouldn't have made these changes when I did. Thank you, SparkPeople.


Oh, I'll try to get new pics posted next week.
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  • LEW0213
    You're about to turn 40!! OMG, you're just a baby. I had more fun in my 40's than any other time in my life. Of course, I went from Mother to Husband and never did sow any oats at all, much less wild oats. Well, I sowed them wild oats in my 40's. Did things I never got to do when I was a teenager. Went to rock concerts, partied, traveled all over and totally got it out of my system by the time I hit 50. Well, pretty much by the time I hit 50.

    When I hit my goal, I'm going to try to stay there for awhile and then look at whether I want to lose any more. Thank goodness for SparkPeople, best site there is.

    Hugs for you, girl,

    2780 days ago
  • CHRIS3215
    emoticon emoticon WE ALL are here for you too!!!
    SP, is the best weight loss site around ..
    2780 days ago
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