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One month of being back on the SP Wagon!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

After a year hiatus, I came back to SP on the 17th of October. I started at 170 (which meant I had regained all but two pounds of the 20+ I had lost on SP two years ago.) Well, after one month, I've lost 7.8 pounds!!! Not only have I lost that weight, I have more energy, my mood is better, and I feel very good about myself for doing the things that I know are best for my health. And... I am not starving to death at all... I'm eating plenty, but it's plenty of the many things that are actually good for me. I've renewed old acquaintances and made some new friends. I've joined a couple of new teams (W8 Watchers and Memphis) and renewed my presence on the Cherokee team. I've gotten so much encouragement from so many wonderful people... some who have already achieved their goals and are so kind that they are staying at it to encourage others, and some who are just starting and we are pulling together as we go about this process of regaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. I've really enjoyed passing out Spark Goodies and have even collected some from some generous folks (what fun those little things are!) And, I've moved up a trophy level! I'm really having fun. And there's something so neat about jumping off the scale to come tell my kabillion comrades on SP when it's moved in the right direction, or beg for comfort when it's crept up the wrong way!

I'm just five pounds away from a healthy BMI and my short term goal is to achieve that weight (157 for me) before my 2nd month anniversary on December 17th. Between here and there are Thanksgiving and Christmas parties... but I'm going to keep my eye on the goal.

Thank you for reading this! I hope your spark experience is as positive as mine is. I guess I have more than hope... I believe it is because a healthy diet and adequate physical activity is just simply going to make you not only look better, but FEEL better!!! Blessings!

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    I'm so glad to hear you've fanned that spark to a full fledged flame way to go!

    Also, thank you so much for the rose and encouragement, it means a lot!
    4247 days ago
    Wow! I loved reading your blog... it was so upbeat. Great job!!!!
    4248 days ago

    Welcome back! You are doing great!
    4248 days ago
    Congratulations on all you've accomplished this month!!! You should be so proud of yourself!
    Keep up the great work and you'll be at your goal in no time! emoticon
    4248 days ago
    Jennifer, I know what you mean about sharing your results with everyone at SP. I love the possitive attitude and the support I recieve here. You have done a great job and I hope you reach that short term goal so you can celebrate it on your anniversary! Keep feeling great!
    another Jennifer emoticon
    4248 days ago
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