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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

emoticon Today is my sparkanniversary I found Sparkpeople back in 2009 I really didn't know what it was about and how to use it. I would log in here and there through the years with no results or consistency. In 2016 I was at the most weight I had ever been I now had high blood pressure and not pre-diabetes I had diabetes and it was rising. All I could think of was my family tree and everyone that had diabetes and were giving themselves shot daily. Most of my family is deceased I have one uncle from my dads side who is over 70 yrs old and my aunt on my moms side who is over 80 yrs old. I was scared I had to do something and not just say it but actually do it. I went to nutrition classes and I got back on Sparkpeople and read everything I could to help me get healthier.
emoticon I am proud to say since 2016 I have lost 40 lbs my blood pressure is under control and I am no longer diabetic and a lot stronger. I have not reach my goal weight and am struggling with keeping consistent with meals and exercise. I take one day at a time and I don't give up.

I am grateful for all the people I have met and the teams I have joined. I have even become a leader for the 5% Challenge Community( WRJ&G) Team. I use a lot of the Sparks Recipes and read the inspiring articles, community feeds & blogs. Sparkpeople is a great support group for weight loss. It feels like family to me. I always recommend Sparkpeople to people I talk to.

Thank you teammates and spark community for celebrating this day with me and for all the special messages and goodies. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    This was wonderful, such a commitment! Happy anniversary, glad you were able to reverse diabetes. I need to lower my blood sugar, BP, and weight, it feels good to hope and see that someone really reversed it! Thank you for your encouragement, too.
    937 days ago
    We're super glad you are part of our community! I agree, SparkPeople is fantastic and full of knowledge, support and motivation! emoticon
    957 days ago
    972 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your journey to better health. I have confidence that you will reach and maintain your target weight. In my hiking experience, most mountains get steeper as you near the summit. But it is worth that extra effort. Keep going. emoticon
    973 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Happy Anniversary and congrats on the life changing things that you are doing. Being healthy is a wonderful goal and I know that it's a definite goal of mine.

    Keep your commitment to the path you are leading and know that we are behind you every step of the way.
    973 days ago
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    Happy Spark Anniversary. Great job in realizing what had to be done and sticking to the plan. You have accomplished so much for yourself and have set a great example for others . You showed it can be done when you really want and need to do it. You’re a great inspiration to others.
    974 days ago
    You're an inspiration, and I'm happy to be on your team. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    974 days ago
    Wow!!! What a great job!! That is an impressive accomplishment. Keep up the great work.
    Happy Spark Anniversary !!!
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    974 days ago
    I am so proud of you for being able to understand the seriousness of what was happening with your health and came back to SP Land. You didn't just come back though, you came back with a purpose and a vengeance and you would not be stopped!!!! I love your attitude and your stick-to-it-tive-ness!!!! Happy Anniversary!!!

    - Nancy Jean -
    974 days ago
    I joined in Jan. 09. Happy, healthy sparkversary.
    974 days ago
    Happy Anniversary on Sparks emoticon .... I am so glad you have made some very significant changes for yourself!....And that's fantastic you have lost 40# too!! I'm so proud of you!.... emoticon ... And I'm glad to know you!... emoticon
    974 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    way to go
    974 days ago
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