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First Year Anniversary Blog

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

As I embark on my 1st year anniversary of being a part of the SparkPeople community I really thought about what I would say on my one year anniversary blog. Like so many others, I decided to say what was on my heart.

It been one year since I decided to join the SparkPeople community and like so many others, I’ve had several times throughout the year were I ate whatever I wanted; going over the allotted calories for that day. I also had several days and one time a whole week were I just didn’t want to exercise and so I didn’t. Now I’m not suggesting that those was great choices to make, however, those was the struggles and lows that I’ve dealt with this past year.

I had long stretches of time were I was following the plan that was laid out for me and exercising more than I ever have in my LIFE and still I didn’t see the result that I wanted and I can’t sit here and tell you that I wasn’t disappointed because I was. I did not lose nearly as much weight as I had desired and I know that some of it was because of my doing, however, I purposed in my own heart not to lose focus.

I have learned so much in this past year and the key for me to be successful on this lifestyle journey is to never give up no matter how many times I stumble and fall. No matter what I face, I will continue on this journey long after I’ve gotten down to my GW because for me it’s a LIFESTYLE. The tips and advice that this website provide is just wonderful and the Spark buddies are simple the best.

I want to take time out to thank each and every one of you who stopped by my page to check in on me and for those who left encouraging words and advice. I’d especially like to thank CLPURNELL who stop by almost daily and hit the like button just to let me know that you’re still hanging in there with me. I truly feel blessed to be amongst a great group of people.

emoticonHere’s to another great upcoming year for each and every one of us who are becoming the best healthier you that you can be while spreading the SPARK along the way.

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    I like what you said about it being a life style. This journey doesn't stop at "X" pounds. It's a life time of treating our temples with respect so we're here for as long as the Father wants to use us!! WTG!!
    3279 days ago
  • BRDGT262
    Happy 1 year sparkversary! Great blog! The main focus is to keep going even through the struggles! You are a wonderful spark friend and motivator! I'm so proud of you for seeing yourself through all the good and the bad! You are doing such a wonderful job on your journey! Good luck to you on your next year, I know it will be a great one! :)
    3282 days ago
    Congrats to you on your emoticon You've accomplished so much and are healthier because you stuck with it. Happy for you! emoticon
    3293 days ago
    Happy Anniversary!!!! This is a journey that never ends there will be ups and downs good days and bad but as long as we keep trucking we will get to the weight and more importantly to be the people we want to be!!! Congrats on still being here after a year and not giving up on you and on this journey!!!! While I can't promise it will be easy I can promise it will be worth it!!!!!

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    3293 days ago

    Happy emoticon !

    While there were the down days, looking back over a year, I'm sure it's nice to realize there were a lot more good days, with better eating and more activity, than in recent years!
    3293 days ago
    Hip Hip Hooray!! Happy SparkVersary!
    3293 days ago
    Happy Sparkaversary!

    I felt much the same way after my1st year. I'm so proud of you for sticking with it through the good times and bad. We all have our days when we overeat or refuse to exercise. But what makes us different is our desire to get back on track!


    10k Leader
    3293 days ago
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