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1 yr sparkpeople anniversery today :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

I am not where I imagined/hoped myself to be at this point, when I started SP... yet that is. However, I have noticed definite changes. My pants, and now tops ect., are too big for me.... I also ran 5 miles for the first time, yesterday. A year ago, I would have shuddered at the thought of running 5 miles. I'm a bit fatigued today, but not sore really.

I have also noticed my reasons for becoming more healthy are shifting. They certainly still include the obligatory wanting to lose weight too look better and to do it in spite of my family (parents and sister) being no real support in this. However, I have noticed that now I am wanting to do it to be a role model for my 12 yr old niece who is also definitely overweight. If her mom isn't doing it, at least I can show her it is possible through some hard work and determination. I also have several friends wanting to lose weight, anything from a few pounds to even more than me... and I want to show them that it can be done without starving yourself or turning to diet drugs ect.

To reward myself for sticking with it for a year, I am going to honor my efforts by having another healthy day. A light workout (suffering a bit of muscle fatigue after yesterday) and eating healthy. I'm making myself some Tom Kha Gai, my fav soup (also so i have leftovers for lunch next week :) ) along with buying myself some more comic books.

More than anything, this past year on SP has taught me that I can stick with it, and that changes will slowly come. :)

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  • KRYS210
    I love how you found a non-food reward for yourself. You are definitely on the right path! Keep up the super job - I am proud of your achievements.
    2217 days ago
    2217 days ago
    Happy SP anniversary! You deserve the comic books. You are making a statement and I hope your family will come around and admit it. emoticon
    2217 days ago
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