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  Week of 6/2/2011 - Featured Blog Post

9 Months Later

Today is my 9th month Sparkversary! I am thrilled I have stuck with it this long! Never have I done that before with a any weight loss effort!

When I first visited the site, I was desperate to find something that would help me-so I took the plunge! Tired of all the diets, people telling you they have the book or diet or video of the decade to help you lose the weight forever! Tired of the yo-yo syndrome. With SparkPeople I couldn't believe all of what we have at our fingertips at no cost. I never dreamed about how it would help me- it has literally changed my life for the better!

The SparkFriends are the special bonus! Who knew I would make friends with complete strangers, from all over the world, who are interested in me and want to help me? I look forward to logging in everyday (sometimes several times) to see how everyone is doing and to get to know them better. I want to help them too...and like one of my favorite songs (At The Beginning) says; “ I will be there at the beginning , unafraid of the future, not alone, knowing my dreams will come true and we will all be standing there together, now and forever”. You need the support system on your journey, and I am a true believer in that!

So, take charge of your life-if I can do it-you can. It is worth it -think of how good you feel, or when looking in the mirror and seeing the new you as you achieve your goals! Thanks to all my friends for all of your support and because of that I lost 29 pounds here! I feel better, my cholesterol and blood pressure is down and I can walk 4 miles in one day, when 9 months ago, I was only able to walk 4 blocks in one day!

Stay strong and I know we can all change! You just have to want it bad enough!

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