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Happy #1 SparkAnniversary to Me! Thank you SparkPeople & SparkFriends!!!

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Today's my 1 year Spark Anniversary. Wow! What a difference a year can make!

When I look back over the reports at where I was one year ago today, it gives me confidence and courage knowing that I have done well . . . and broken the *EPIC FAIL* of all those years when I tried without a plan, and without success.

I may not have set any world speed records for dropping the most pounds, but I have maintained 12 pounds loss over a one year period. Plus I am feeling SOOOO MUCH better physically. My energy, confidence and stress levels have improved SOOOO MUCH.

My report stats over the past year are proof that I'm on the right track.

When I joined SparkPeople one year ago, it was a desperate act. I look back at my blogs one year ago, I was hopeless. Lost. Defeated.

In a desperate attempt to change something, I signed up for the 90-day SparkCoach program. I committed to myself that I would attack it just as I would a graduate course in my health. That program taught me so much and filled in so many of the blanks where I had been missing. No wonder I'd failed so many times.

Plus it taught me how to use the tools that SparkPeople offers. Have you checked out how many exercise videos and articles SparkPeople gives us access to? For free?! No gym membership required! No magic meals in a box!!

I also learned that 10 fitness minutes a day makes a big difference. Twice a day makes even MORE difference.

I learned that by just putting to use what I already had at home, I could succeed. Before I knew it, I could wear my wedding ring again. And I was wearing some of the clothes I had not been able to get my leg into . . . and they were comfortable!

A HUGE part of that winning combination includes my SparkTeams and my SparkFriends. I have drawn SOOO MUCH encouragement and motivation from your comments and message posts. You gals ROCK!!!

Now at the beginning of my 2nd year in my journey to health, I have the information and tools I need to succeed. Plus I have the confidence knowing when I commit to something, I can accomplish it. And that feels good.

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