Reflections on my SP Name

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

When I joined SP on January 1st of this year, I felt heavy, sluggish, and generally yucky. I wanted to make a change. Thanks to my sister, another Sparker, I joined SP. I started a new eating plan, bought and used a Fitbit, and started doing instead of thinking about doing. I chose my user name, FABBYMAY, because I wanted to look and feel fabulous by May (specifically my birthday, which is today) - it is also a play on my real name.

So, now that May and my birthday have arrived, how do I feel? Well, I DO feel fabulous! I have lost 17 pounds. I can fit into clothes I haven't been able to wear in years. I take stairs whenever I can (caveat - in the city in which I live there are no buildings over 7 stories high). If there is a choice between a long way and a short cut I always walk the longer route. I love eating lots of veggies.

I no longer feel sluggish and tired all the time. I can bend over to tie my shoes without a big roll being in the way. I don't get out of breath going up lots of stairs or hiking hills. I can hold side planks for more than a few short seconds.

What next? Well, I will continue what I started in January. I still have some weight to lose (that belly roll is smaller, but needs work). Now that summer is here I am amping up my outdoor activities. I am still trying to transition from walking to jogging. I am anxiously awaiting my CSA to start so I can feast even more on fresh picked organic veggies. I will stay here on SP, where I get so much support from my fellow Sparkers.

I will also heed the birthday message I got today from the SP Team: "During the next year, reshuffle your priorities. Spend more time with family and friends, take care of your body and health by eating well and exercising regularly, and offer to help others in need. Discover what matters most to you, and make your daily life into a true reflection of those ideas, beliefs, and attitudes." - a most excellent message indeed!

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    Happy Birthday a day late (sorry! i wasn't on yesterday) ... sounds like a second "new year" celebration for you - the first being in January when you joined SP, and now, this renewal on your birthday ... thanks so much for giving so much on your birthday ... i feel like the gift is ours! may you enjoy finding ways to continue incorporating all of these wonderful changes into your life moving forward. emoticon
    2796 days ago
    Happy Birthday (one day late)!!! What a great way for me to start my day today... reading your wonderful entry. Thank you for sharing your nickname choice and your reflections back and now and forward. I could actually feel the positive energy.
    2796 days ago
    Happy Birthday! LOL...I just assumed that your real name was Fabby May...never even read it any differently...DUH! Glad to hear that you have achieved so well, and will continue! Enjoy your day, indeed! emoticon
    2796 days ago
    Woohoo! What a great blog! I am so happy that you made so much progress and feel so much better - and by May!

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    2796 days ago
    Happy Birthday, and congrats on losing all those pounds. Now just don't worry about 'finding' them ever again!
    2796 days ago
  • MCGS62
    Happy Birthday! Glad I was in the office today to see this blog and happy to hear you are sticking with SP.
    good luck keeping up with your " crazy" sister !!

    2796 days ago
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