What a difference Sparks made for me in 2007!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

1- I've learned that losing weight can be fun!
2- I'm stronger than I thought I was.
3- I CAN DO IT!!
4- Shopping can be a joy when clothes actually fit.
5- If I fall down, I can get right back up & keep going!!! That's a big lesson that I've learned.
6- You can't lose weight, or change anything, for someone else. You have to do it for YOURSELF!!
7- Everything in moderation. I can eat basically whatever I want--just watch my portion sizes.
8- I have learned that I can go into stores, & walk past aisles of "goodies" & NOT want any! They don't seem to interest me anymore like they once did.
9- Fast food turns my stomach now. I snuck a french fry from my hubby one day, & had to spit it out, because it tasted greasy, & yucky!! Even the greasy smell turns me off.
10- Measuring my portions has become second nature to me. Even if I'm not near any measuring cups/spoons--I seem to be able to "eye ball it" pretty good now. I'm more aware of portion sizes.
11- It's exciting to see bones that I haven't seen in a long time! My wrist bones are back, & I can see my collar bones again. This last weekend, my grand-daughter was sitting next to me, & used my side to help her scoot up. It hurt-& I discovered that she had hit my hip bone! Wow--I thought it had dissapeared cause I hadn't felt it in soooo long!! LOL!
12- I am feeling more self confident, & proud. I love the comments I get from people. I bought a new pair of sweat pants the other day, a size large instead of x-large. They are big on me, but comfy. I really think I could have used a medium!! A first!! My husband said if I keep going, he's gonna have to start calling me skinny! LOL!
13- I can't wait to see my mom & family that doesn't live near me. They saw me when I had lost around 20 lbs. .but not since then. I think they may notice a change!!!!!
14- I can do things easier now, then when I was heavier. I move better, & don't feel so off balance.
15- My joints don't hurt like they used to-the arthritis isn't as big as a problem as it used to be. Also, my heartburn/acid reflux isn't as bad. I know now, it was all the unhealthy food & coke, that was causing most of my problem! My doctor said that they may be able to cut down, or eliminate my meds as my weight drops!!! That would be fantastic--no more arthritis, or acid reflux, meds!!! A girl can hope!!

I know 2008 will be an even better year, because I will reach my goal weight! Something to look forward to, & be excited about. YAY SPARKS!! Great website! Great teams! Great people, & friends! This blog is especially important for my 80's Music Lovers Teamates--love you guys! Lynn is our "fearless leader", & the best motivator, leader, & friend! This team has become like family. You guys are THE BEST!! ROCK ON SISTAHS, & BROS!
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    YOU SO ROCK!! I am so proud of you and what you have accomplished. I want to be just like you (except a male version LOL) when I lose all my weight!

    4833 days ago
    CONGRATS on all your great achievements in 2007!! You ROCK!!
    4835 days ago
    June, I love your blog! You've come so far in such a short period time and I'm SO proud of you! It's amazing what a few little changes in lifestyle can do for your body, for your health and your overall well being! I'm so glad that you are a part of my life...I can't wait until you get to that goal weight and treat yourself to a trip to So Cal! We're gonna party it up, Girl!
    4835 days ago
  • STEPH2003
    Congrat's June! You have had such a great year!! You rock!
    4835 days ago
    Congrats on a FANTASTIC year!
    4835 days ago
    Thank you so much for sharing this list. It's the exact type of thing I needed to read today. What an encouragement!
    4835 days ago
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    YAY, June!!!! Wow, I am so excited and happy for you! I know that 2008 will be an even better year. I look forward to meeting new goals with you! ~Risa
    4835 days ago
    All of the wonderful things you've learned in 2007. Think of all of the wonderful things in store for you in 2008. That's because you are such a wonderful person.
    4835 days ago
    You've come so far, Junie! Great going, chica!! I'm so glad to know you and be inspired by you - YOU ROCK!! :)
    4835 days ago
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