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Three Years? Lots of Struggles and Victories!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

So - Tuesday I will be on Spark for 3 years. In that time I have lost 30 pounds - and then gained most of them back - as I have continued to grieve my husband and then the loss of my father too.

But there have been lots of victories, as well. I began running. And ran my first 5K - as well as many more. I ran my first 5 miler - and many more. I did my first triathlon - a Sprint Tri - and have completed 2. I even ran a half marathon this past April.

I also almost died this past Ocotober from a rare condition and have been struggling with weight and fitness after major emergency surgery since then.

I guess the good news st that I am still here. I survived my health conditon and my surgery and I am here on Spark almost every day. I keep trying. I haven't given up. I have one 5K under my belt since surgery and another panned for this Sunday. And 2 5 milers are in the works. Maybe a half marathon again this fall or next spring. Now if I coulod only get the scale backl in line...
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    congrats on all you've accomplished.
    1869 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    I am also celebrating 3 years. Sorry to hear of your losses, but congrats on your successes.
    2225 days ago
    emoticon Happy sparks anniversary... You have been through a great deal in the time you have been on sparks... Yeah you for hanging in there and accomplishing so much. Peace be with you
    2226 days ago
    emoticon You go girl.Congrats on staying on this amazing journey for 3 years.
    I'm sorry to hear about your husband and your illness lovey.
    You are in my prayers emoticon Good luck for the next 5k and for all your goals and dreams.lesleyanne.
    2226 days ago
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