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Taking a step back

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sometimes I need to take a step back and look at the big picture and see what I have accomplished since May 10 when I started SparkPeople again SERIOUSLY. I lost 10 pounds since that time, I am eating very healthy food and actually crave it, I feel physically great and my blood pressure is GREAT. I am fitting in archived clothing once again piece by piece and I care alot more for my general appearance. I am not drinking much alcohol anymore and that in itself was starting to become a potential problem. I am completely off any antidepressant and anti-anxiety meds and I thank God for that.

I am exercising...can you believe that (I ask myself)? Even a week ago i was having a pathetic pity party and that hopefully is past me. I am currently doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and is the first DVD that I have done. I really like it and theworkout goes by fast and who doesn't appreciate that? I went from walking to running and will participate in my first ever road race which is a 5K in my hometown this coming Saturday.

Most importantly I am getting control of myself and all of the bad habits I had with everyday living. I truly think my first wakeup call is when my mom past away from breast cancer and at that time I vowed I would take great care of myself. I will not ignore wonky symptoms that may pop up thinking they will go away. I am being proactive with my health and SparkPeople is teaching me just how to do that. I will br forever grateful for this wonderful website and all the resources and tools SparkPeople has to offer. I am very thankful for the special SParkFriends that I have made. You Spark Folks...and you know who you are...have made this journey of mine very special. Thank you for your support and encouragement. I sncerely appreciate YOU.


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  • FT4EVR
    You are doing great Laurie! And of course you are worth it! And YES....YOU WILL SUCCEED! I appreciate your support and encouragement too! Thanks for being a great friend!

    4243 days ago
    Laurie...YOU are my inspiration...thank you so much...

    4244 days ago
    I agree with the other- this is a wonderful blog, and you are making such great strides. Congrats :)
    4245 days ago
    You should be very proud of yourself my friend!
    4245 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3647960
    and you will succeed for you are worth it
    you gogirl your rocking and a rolling now
    4245 days ago
    ABSOLUTLEY, YOU ARE WORTH IT! Never question that.
    And what great strides you have made. While your friends may push and prod, it is YOU who did the work. You have much to be proud of. tam
    4245 days ago
    What a great blog. I'm so glad you've managed to make these positive changes in your life. It sounds like you've turned your life around in more ways than one. Congratulations

    4245 days ago
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