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Monday, July 08, 2013

My best friend insisted I join spark people with her we both had weight to lose. I had a lot more to take off than she did but she is a nurse and health conscious anyway! I have battled with my weight as long as I can remember. I was down to 135 in high school but that was running 3 miles in the morning only eating salad for lunch and playing softball all the time. I gained 50 lbs with my pregnancy with my son and was 20 pounds heavier than I should be before I got pregnant. My son is 20 and I still am now down to pregnancy weight. However, I do feel like for the first time I can do this. One of my closest friends die this past April. He had gained weight and was constantly talking about getting back to the gym and back in shape but didn't do it. He died in his sleep of a heart attack. Its been awake up call for me and many others to do more about staying healthy while we still. While I still have a ways to go I can say with out a doubt I eat healthier now than I ever did. I have cut back my diet coke habit and drinking more water. I am exercising more and it is becoming routine. My good habits are paying off slowly but surely. BLC has been a great way for me to make new friends, achieve new goals and try new things. I tend to be competitive so it keeps me focused. I am proud to be a Steely Sapphire Solider waging this war on unhealthy habits. We CAN DO IT!
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