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Counting my blessings!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Today I am counting my blessings. I am not going to complain or whine in this blog!! emoticon

I am so thankful for finding Spark People when I did! I started tracking my food intake at the Diabetes Prevention Program and someone mentioned the website. I wanted to be able to track my food on the go, as I was very busy then and it was a pain to write it down every time I ate. emoticon That is how I discovered SP. I am so thankful. That was in 2011. April of 2011 found me going to my nieces to help with her 4 beautiful children. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Logan, Taylor, Addie and Ella were so much fun.

I cooked quite a bit while I was there and made things lower calorie than Nicole would. Her children need a little fat in their diets and especially Ella. emoticon I put all the recipes in the recipe calculator and knew exactly how many calories and fat were in them. It really helped to track those recipes!

I am pleased to say that I lost weight on that trip. I spent a month in Idaho with Nicole. It was great fun!! I really enjoyed myself and had fun with the kids!!
emoticon I also figured out you can enjoy your food by remaking recipes!!

My success continued when I arrived home after a quick stop in Bozeman, Montana. My niece Nadeen lives there with her two boys. Kaden and Shaye were glad to see me. emoticon emoticon We had fun together.

Then I headed the 2 hours to home. I was tired and Snickers was glad to be out of the car and home. He had spent a whole month with me in Idaho at Nicole's. He was a big hit with the kids in Idaho and Bozeman! Ella really liked him. emoticon

When I arrived home from my trip I started water aerobics again. I had really missed swimming. I was good about going 3 times a week. I even worked out on the recumbent bicycle. emoticon And did strength training on the Nu-Step machine.

That was 67 pounds ago. The rest is a journey through time. It is in my blogs. Feel free to read all about it! They are not always just about nutrition and exercise. There is a fair amount about what I deal with on a daily basis. My mood disorder and my ups and downs. They all lead to now and how well I am doing on my journey to health and wellness. emoticon

I hope you have enjoyed my blog about finding Spark People! It truly was a great discovery!! emoticon

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    I loved this blog today..it's great reading about someone that you care about and haven't had the pleasure of meeting..but I hope that some day we will cross paths of each other. You are such a wonderful person and I love it that we are friends. Keep up the good work and I now know that I can do this with the help of my friends here on SP and of course FRIENDS like you..thanks

    2917 days ago
    I came across Sparks while looking for a low sugar angel food cake, for right afer the new year I thought it was time to start another diet. That was three years ago and oh so much has changed since then ... It has been a body and mind changing journey. I'm now back down 64# from my highest weigh- in, with a few waisted months of lose/regain because I lost motiavation but I'm rebooting again and things are lookig up or I should say down YEH! I 've still got a ways to go but atleast now I know the path has an end if I just keep moving on it. On this site I not only found Sparks but myself also... Sounds like you did too!!!! emoticon
    2918 days ago
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