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1st Year Anniversary

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Today marks the 1st year anniversary of my journey to a healthier lifestyle. As they say "You have come a long way, baby". I may have lost the weight and reached my goal, but I have gained so much by being here on SparkPeople.

I have found no strangers here at SparkPeople, just friends I have never met, friends that continue to be there as a family and continue be there emotionally to help support, motivate and just have a good laugh.

I found that a simple kind word can help people to continue with their personal goals and not give up.

I have found drinking the minimum 8 glasses of water will help you keep the tissue industry alive and helps gets me to walk away from my desk for a much needed break.

I have found out that I can complete a 10K run, even though I turned 50 last December and my time was decent for a first time participant.

I have found that I am not getting older, I am getting better.

I have found endless opportunities to continue to live a healthier lifestyle. I hope you have too.

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  • UNCO_ROSE88
    Congradulations on your anniversary! I am looking foreward to that day as well. Right now my goal is to just being able to run 1/2 mile to 1 mile. Small steps! Keep up the great work! emoticon
    4808 days ago
  • WALKINGWOMAN07
    Congratulations on your year, and your accomplishments and your attitude. You are an inspiration to me. Thank you.
    And thanks for helping make the world more beautiful too!
    - another BC woman
    4824 days ago
  • NICHOLEDAVIS
    happy anniversary dear! you have come such a long way and done so much and i am so proud to be your friend =)

    can't wait to see what the next year will bring!

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    4825 days ago
  • ANOTHERAMY
    Congratulations on the anniversary of your lifestyle change. You are very inspiring and encouraging!!
    4825 days ago
  • DEBSHOPN02
    **********H A P P Y A N N I V E R S A R Y*************

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    4825 days ago
  • _RAMONA
    Congratulations, Sonia!!!!!

    Thank you for your unfailing willingness to reach out to others and, in the process, helping to create the sense of family and community you so value here... it wouldn't be the same without YOU. You are such a blessing to all you encounter. A really wise and beautiful person shared the following with me,

    "There are two ways to spread light; to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” - Edith Wharton

    A toast... to one of the brightest candles I know!

    {{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}}
    Ramona
    4825 days ago
  • GAYLLYNNE
    Hooray for you!! Not only are you one amazing woman but reading things like this makes you most inspiring!! You should be very proud of your accomplishments. You have come a long way and I am a better person now that I've met you!!
    4826 days ago
  • HDPNLYNN
    Sonia, you bring tears to my eyes! Happy Anniversary to you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You ahve been an inspiration to me for so long! Glad we are in the Sparkpeople Circle of Friends! Love and Hugs, Lynn
    4826 days ago
  • NISSEGIRL
    Sonia, you are such a kind person and an inspiration to us all. Congratulations on your anniversary!
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    4826 days ago
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