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Birthday Victory

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Today is my birthday, and let me tell you if not for the tools and motivation I have found on SP this past year; today would not feel like the victory it is!

Today, I turn 40! This morning I ran 3 miles in 35 minutes. There's something I couldn't do last year let alone when I was 20. My blood pressure still reads perfect after 7 months of no medication. My knees no longer hurt at the end of the day. I could go on....

The point to all of this... SparkPeople gave me the motivation to do what I've been needing to do my whole life... Take control of my health.

Today food is more a fuel than a desire for me (still splurge on occasion and still have guilty pleasures, but it's all in moderation). Exercise is a way of life that I enjoy! Most importantly, I feel empowered!!

Thank you SparkPeople! Looking forward to my 2nd year of Sparking!

~Roxanne
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  • FITNFUNJEN
    Happy Late Birthday! Congrats on the victories! That has to feel great!
    2431 days ago
  • TINAKATRINA1
    Happy birthday! What a great year of positive changes! Very encouraging for others! Congrats on those new habits! emoticon
    2432 days ago
  • FINALLYINSPIRED
    Congratulations Roxanne!!! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    2432 days ago
  • PATTY54151
    Happy Birthday (a day late sorry) but I hope you had a great day!!! You have accomplished so much in such a short time (what great NSV's)!!! You should be very proud of yourself!!

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    2432 days ago
  • LEW0213
    Happy Birthday! Can't say that enough. You are so far ahead of the game by taking control of your life now rather than waiting until you got older. I had more fun in my 40's than any other time of my life. See what you have to look forward to? Enjoy yourself.

    Linda
    2433 days ago
  • NGILLARD
    Happy Birthday and Congratulations. Your comments are inspiring. What a clear and helpful explanation for anyone about why getting healthy is necessary. Hope you have a blessed day.
    2434 days ago
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