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1st Sparkversary

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tomorrow is my 1st Sparkversary. As of today, I have lost 44 pounds and gained back 3 of them very recently. This is just in time for my annual physical tomorrow LOL. Well, it was the physical last year that started me or should I say scared me into a healthier lifestyle. The Doc read me the riot act - asthma, high blood pressure and pre-diabetic. The last two I knew i might be able to conquer with some action.

This last year has been so much more than about poundage, scales, inches. From the beginning I have found in Sparkpeople a place where people care and share and many, well most, without any judgement. Luvs2bike101 immediately welcomed me to a team, as did Awesome Katy and Lilac_Lane. I want to thank them for their infinite kindness. I now co-lead with Lilac the fantastic Peppy Party! We cheer each other on and I get the opportunity to support other which I love.

I have been able to prove to myself that I can exercise 3 - 5 times a week consistently through osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, asthma. Well you get the picture. I am older and stuff happens to the old bod. I have learned to reach for the stars, but also the aspirin and take two when needed.

There are so many blogs that take me on personal journeys, make me laugh, make me learn, and most of all make me think. Thank you Sparkers for putting yourselves out there with your honesty, integrity and humanity. You too Sparkguy for starting this fabulous entity! You all have my gratitude. emoticon emoticon
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  • MSMOSTIMPROVED
    You rock! It's nice to have a Mover and a Shaker on my team! I can't wait for your doc to give you a once over ( 3 measely lbs and all)!!!! SparkPeople & the Peppy Party are nicer places with you in them!

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  • RISINGBLUESTAR
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    You are working hard and it's paying off. 44 lbs is amazing, even if 3 of them came back. They just came back to visit you temporarily. I know you will kick them out soon. ;)

    I am so happy you found the spark community. You are one awesome supporter & the team just wouldn't be the same without you.

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    Happy Anniversary! What a great year you have had and I'm sure your doctor will be all too happy to tell you how great you've done. I am so grateful to have you as one of my team leaders, you are always there to encourage us and support us; you are a blessing in every way. Thank you for all you do.
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  • 75HEALTHYME
    I am proud of your success...
    I hope I can use your success story to start my own success story.
    To change my life style... recognise what is important and keep it in the lime light.
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