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  Week of 6/30/2011 - Featured Board Post

This Time Last Year

This time last year I was in a hospital bed quarantined with meningitis. It was at that time they discovered I had 2 congenital heart defects (which were being agitated by the meningitis). For the last year, I have been recovering and unfortunately gaining some weight. I didn't have the energy to do any of the normal activities that I used to do. Even walking short distances would make me winded.

I joined SparkPeople to get things under control. My weight had reached the danger BMI zone and of course that wasn't going to help my heart. I have been eating well and exercising and participating in what SparkPeople has to offer.

Yesterday evening I walked one mile (3 hefty hills) in 20 minutes with my daughter and grandson and I wasn't even winded! It was the biggest accomplishment for me because it means that I am mending!

Thank you to everyone involved with SparkPeople!!!!!! I couldn't have done it without you!

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