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Good Morning to everyone!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

It is another beautiful Sunday and it is so great to be alive, healthy enough to exercise and enjoy life.. Whenever I am having a bad day, I look around me and see people that are living their last days/weeks/months and would give anything to be able to walk again or to run and feel healthy. It certainly puts things in perspective for me.
I had to do a be fit test for the hospital that I work for and I got the results yesterday. My cholesterol is higher than I would like it, and since I have been exercising on a regular basis for 3 months before I got it checked, I have a feeling it was even higher before I made the decision to turn my life around and lose the extra weight that I had put on over the last couple of years. The other thing that really annoyed my was the my body fat percentage was 40% which is awfully high! It actually made me feel really bad for a few minutes, but then I thought, well, at least you are in the midst of doing something about it. When I told the person on the phone that was going over the results with me that I had joined sparkpeople and had lost 13 lbs so far, she was very enthusiastic about the website and logging food and working out as much as I do.
So, my goal was to continue to do what I have been doing and next year when I test, my body fat will be much lower. Thanks for all the support on this great website, I am so glad that I have found spark people and I will continue down this healthy path that this site leads us on.
Good luck to all the fellow sparkers out there, I wish you continued success as everyone here adds to mine. I hope everyone is having a great weekend, and please be thankful for what you have and what you can do. There are so many people that will never have the opportunity to work out again and at least we can get up every morning and make the decision of whether we will or not. emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD8158758
    emoticon on the 13 pound loss and for making the best decision to get healthy! Glad you found SP, because I too, really like it here and it has really helped in all kinds of ways! Thank you and best of luck to you too! Next year will be better for both of us! At least we can work hard for it, right?! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3133 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9234910
    I am so glad you joined SP and lost 13lbs already! And indeed, your results will be much better next year! emoticon emoticon
    3135 days ago
    Yes, when you look around at all that is happening in the world, we see how blessed we are every day.

    Great post
    3137 days ago
    Your test results came back not too bad. And I love your attitude about it. Very positive
    3138 days ago
  • ADELE66
    Hang on to that feeling - it's so important to remember and be grateful for one's life.

    3139 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3468195
    Good Morning!
    It would have been interesting to see your test results if you had never started , but you have now and with your 13 pd weight loss you are heading in the right direction.
    I can't wait to see next years results! Keep on sparking!
    Have a great Sunday. emoticon emoticon
    3139 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12109531
    Thank you!
    3139 days ago
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