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New Year/ New Focus

Saturday, January 02, 2016

I have been on here for far to long and yet I am still here. Today I weighed in at 225 pounds so with the help of Sparks I have successfully lost and maintained a 60 pound weight loss. So why am I still here? I haven't reached my goals yet. Last year with a lot of nerves and fear of being unsuccessful I started my program to get my bachelors degree. Why was I afraid of being unsuccessful, I have always struggled in school. Part of it was I have a severe loss of hearing in both ears so no matter what I did I could not hear my teachers. I finally got hearing aides about 5 years ago. Another reason that I was never successful is I never truly applied myself. I sit her very proud to say that I started my program last almost a year ago and have finished 5 courses and my G.P.A is a 3.86. Never in my mind did I think I would ever be able to say that. Now that I have 2 jobs both of which I love and found my way to do well in school it is time to stop making excuses. I can do this. I don't want to set a goal for this year but I am hoping to lose as much as possible this year and hopefully finally be under 200 pounds for the first time in probably 15 years.

How will I do this? With the help of spark people and my friends. I wish you all the best of luck this upcoming year as we travel down this journey to a healthier life style.

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    Best wishes on your educational and personal health goals!
    1889 days ago
  • DONNA51970
    Congratulations, you should be very proud of yourself. Keep up the good work.
    1889 days ago
    Good luck to you! You are motivated and you can do this!!!
    1889 days ago
    225 was my start on here 5? Years ago.. I been away for almost 3 and came back and now I'm 250+. I'm loving the new app and trying to stay motivated. I also had a baby in 2014 so have extra to loose from pregnancy& just lazyness 4 now being on track
    1889 days ago
  • INSPIRED1314
    Congrats on school. This too is e ithin reach. Grab it and run with it all the way to goal. Be encouraged....keep sparking. Edith
    1889 days ago
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