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Today is My 1 Year Sparkiversary!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009




I just got so excited when I realized today was my one year anniversary! These are the things that have happened to me along my one year journey!

1. Was all gung-ho at the beginning and lost some weight.
2. Early on I hit many many plateaus that lasted months. But I kept going.
3. I started to exercise more by walking the dogs (which made them happy).
4. I fell and hurt my hip, but could still go walking.
5. Six months into this I decided to become vegan from being a vegetarian. It got me off my plateaus.
6. I started using the stair master at the gym a few times a week in the winter.
7. I found out last month that I have Osteoarthritis. It hurts every time I work but I can still exercise.
8. I'm grateful that the gym is free because my DH has been out of work since the beginning of December. It's hard having him around all the time, but I work more.
9. After taking care of everyone else in my life I started to take care of myself.
10. I've reached another plateau, but I can work through this because I am important.
11. This next year will be a tough one. My arthritis is getting worse. I'm reading all I can on the subject (that's what I do when I have a problem, I investigate and research)! We might also be moving back home to live with my mom if DH doesn't get a job.
12. So many changes in the last year, so many changes to come. That's what life is all about. Imagine how boring life would be if it stayed the same.

I've lost:

about 10 inches on my waist.
and 7.5 on my hips (we all know how important those 1/2 inches are hahaha!
AND 56 Pounds! Way To Go Me!





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  • BLESSINGS2COME
    You are doing great. Congratulations on your sparkiversary.
    4437 days ago
  • SPIFFYSMILE
    You look really amazing, Ruth! I love your pic.

    I noticed you're wearing blue under that jacket and remembered a comment you made about being in blue on every pic you put in your before and after pics. Guess you're just a blue gal, huh?

    Keep On Sparking!

    4437 days ago
  • JUSTYNA7
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    You are amazing Ruth and I thank you over and over again for how your continued support has inspired and changed MY life. You rock! You roll! You Go Girl! Congratulations and Hugs that go round sooo easily!
    4438 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/22/2009 10:45:23 AM
  • LAKETV
    WOW amazing job! emoticon emoticon emoticon look at the changes!
    4443 days ago
  • SONJASTWIN
    Congrats on doing so great in the face of so many challenges. You look great.

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    4445 days ago
  • GETTO140
    emoticon Happy anniversary!! Look at your accomplishments! Fantastic!!!! emoticon
    4445 days ago
  • SQUIRTZIE
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    You did really great. To lose 56 pounds when you spent a lot of time on plateaus I think is wonderful. Very inspirational to me.
    4448 days ago
  • CRYSTALPISTOL2
    Ruth, emoticon

    You are inspiring me to continue my weight loss journey. Just seeing you now and seeing your before pictures made me a believer of Spark people.

    I wish you the best in the year to come.

    Crystal
    4449 days ago
  • MAINEROCKS
    Congrats and Happy Sparkaversary!!! WOOHOO!!!! You have had an amazing year Ruth and I am so proud of all that you have accomplished - and of all that you WILL accomplish this year too! :-) I hope the next year continues to bring you good things, including a new job for your husband.

    4450 days ago
  • TRYTRYAGAIN4
    Congrats, You should be very proud of yourself. I got so off track during the holidays thatI just started back on Spark and I even have created a new page and name and everything. i lost 50 pounds last year but i gained 20 back over this winter and holidays. I am struggling to get back into it and back on track but it seems harder this time than last time. emoticon
    Sandie
    4450 days ago
  • KSGROTHE
    emoticon You look great!

    Good luck dealing with the stress of arthritis and your DH being out of work. Hopefully, your healthy lifestyle will make dealing with arthritis easier and your DH will find a job soon.

    - Karen
    4450 days ago
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