2 year Sparkaversary!!!!

Friday, March 09, 2012

Today is 2 years I have belonged to this great site. I have met so many wonderful people in those 2 years that have made my journey remarkable and awesome! Thank you to each and every one of you. You are inspiring and keep me going when I get down. Thought I would copy and post my first blog ever on Spark People and see where I am now compared to where I was then!! Here it is:

March 2010
I didn't know if I wanted to write my thoughts and feelings down where other people would read them, but maybe it is a good thing! I am in my first week of being at the spark website. Have to say I love it so far. I have been doing Biggest Loser for almost 2 months. So far I have lost 13 pounds. I have also quit smoking 18 1/2 days ago. My goal in life is to be healthy. I started this journey actually after a huge fight with my boyfriend. But I knew that it needed to be done. I had gotten in a rut. I had gotten extremly lazy and unhappy! Slowly I am trying to change things around me and about me.

Just getting off my butt has been a start. I used to come home and just go to my room, turn on the tv and not really move...wonder why I was fat!!! And then cook dinner with butter, salt and what ever else was bad for me to eat!! Now, get home from work, work out first thing. Then cook a good meal with fresh veggies and chicken or fish. I have to say, there have been few times in the last 2 months that I have felt deprived. I really have felt like each meal was really good!!

Anyway, my son is coming home today. It will be the first time he has seen me since I began this journey. It is also the first time he will ever see his mom as a NON SMOKER!! I can't wait to see him....I'm so excited!! Well this is the beginning! What a wonderful day!!!

Well the most exciting thing for me is that I am still a non smoker!! That is still my biggest accomplishment since I started my journey 2 years ago. I thought it would be the hardest thing to accomplish and stick with but turns out it was the easiest thing to keep going. I had a few set backs this last year. I took about 6 months off of spark due to health issues. During that time I put back on 10 pounds or so from when I left. I am pretty much back where I was weight wise to when I started here 2 years ago. But I am healthier. In the last 2 years I have accomplished a lot. I walked the Avon walk for breast cancer last year. That is 39.3 miles in 2 days. 2 years ago I never ever would have thought I could do that!! I still no longer come home and just lay in bed. Most days I still get out and walk at least 2 miles. I am building back up again. I still eat healthy. I no longer eat gluten and still shy away from anything fried, cheesy, or ranch dressing...LOL! Figure those 3 things alone will keep anyone fat! I wish the pounds would come off easier but hey....I haven't lost faith in the process. I am still here. I will continue to be healthy and NOT give up!! When I started this journey I knew it would be life long, and it is. There is no easy takes time, commitment and desire. And it is not easy. But in the end it is worth it. Like I have said before I feel like I am living now not living to die!! Here's to another great Spark Year!!! Thank you everyone who has help support me along the way....could not have done it with out you!!!
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  • BAKER1009
    Congrats on your emoticon !
    It sounds like you sure have come a long way in those 2 years and it's awesome!! A really big emoticon on quitting smoking. I just quit 2.5 weeks ago and I'm already loving the changes I have noticed! It certainly is one of the biggest gifts we can give ourselves!
    Keep up the emoticon work!
    2626 days ago
    Yay! Congrats on your anniversary! Sorry I missed it. I guess I've been a little distracted.
    2627 days ago
    Congrats to you on being a part of this amazing community!
    2684 days ago
    Congratuations on your 2 year anniversary, especially being smoke free! We all have our ups and downs. I will be on Spark 3 years in March. I also gained back just about everything that I lost, at the end of 2011.

    Like you said: trust the process. See you 'round the lair.
    2684 days ago
    Congratulation on your 2 year Sparkversary. I have been with Spark 2 years last January. progress and the Non-Smoking. I quit smoking about 8 years ago. Still have the urge but deal with it much better.
    Keep up with the great work.
    2688 days ago
    Happy 2 yr ! Make it a great one !! WOOHOOO !!! :)
    2688 days ago
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