Self Awareness, Peseverance & Proclamation!

Friday, July 13, 2007

July is the month in which I celebrate awareness that a year ago I'd let myself go far too long before making healthy changes in my life. I had been coasting along for years pretending that tomorrow would be the day of a new way of life . . . but my tomorrow never came!

My healthy journey began in July of last year at age 55. Sadly for the last five years I'd been slowly putting on excess weight. Last July while surfing the net I accidentally stumbled upon the SparkPeople website and have been an active supporter and participator since.

After a year with Spark People, I may not have been able to reach my goal, but I have gained so much more through self awareness, inner strength, perseverance, and appreciation & support of my SP friends while struggling with weight issues.

Like so many others, I had never had to worry about my weight when younger, but 'Ol Man Time has a way of being cruel unless we do something about it.

I am proud of the fact that I have permanently kept off four of the original 14 pounds (even though I have lost/regained 10 lbs) I started with a year ago. I am confident with the help of Spark People, my SP Friends, and my own determination to become healthier, that I'll reach my goal by the end of 2007.

Thanks to Spark People I can proclaim to others that I am truly healthier than I was a year ago. I am actutely aware of how to manage my lifestyle, through the many resources available to me here at SP, and I will be able to enjoy a better quality of life for many years to come.

Linda Veal

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    This is absolutely awesome! So many people claim to lose weight, but are they healthy? Being healthy should be our number one goal above all. Although you may not have reached your target weight, you can proudly say that you are healthier than when you first started.

    You have inspired me. I was feeling down because I am not losing the weight like I think I should. However, I too can say I am healthier than before. And that is something to be proud of.

    Keep it up!!
    5032 days ago
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