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9 Month (Sort Of) Spark-A-Versary!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

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So the reason for the "sort of" is because I have been on and off of this site since 2009. My weight chart in the last blog showed the roller coaster that has been my weight loss journey. From losing 40 pounds and gaining it back, losing 30 pounds and gaining it back and so on (from the end of 09 through 11). March 20 of 2012 I started Spark yet again, but this time I have stuck with it and I have no plans on stopping. I went from 262 to 212 during this 9 months, but am currently back up to 217ish.

I am so proud that I am still here and I am still trying. Despite a recent 5ish pound gain, I am still here and I am still pushing forward. For the first time in years I am confident that my 5 pound gain isn't going to spiral on to gaining back all of my lost weight.

I am thankful for the great Spark Friends I have, without such a great support system I don't think I'd still be here, fighting to get to my goal. I have firm plans in place for the rest of the month to prevent any further gains, and I am very much looking forward to the New Year and I am hoping to push super hard and make my 2013 my GOAL YEAR! I want to reach 180 pounds, declare victory emoticon emoticon (cuz that sounds awesome, doesn't it?!), and then possibly see about pushing on to 170. emoticon But that is just a glance into the future, and for right now I am just focused on the week ahead and the month of January, and I look forward to a Spark filled year with all of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Girl you rock! You are still here doing your thing! I am so happy for you! I swear though I still feel like I could have written some of the stuff you write. Our stories are so similar. I have been on and off SP since 07 or 08. I can't remember. I then deleted a couple profiles and then came back this last time in 2010. I was on and off since then too but just kept my profile this time. Lol. I lost and gained the same weight several times. This time is different b/c my MIND is different. Anywho..I just wanted you to know there are many of us out here who have stopped and started, repeat. Lol. So the only way we don't reach our goals is if we quit and we're not doing that this time! Yay for us! :)
    3099 days ago
    Hm.. I feel like I've known you longer. Happy almost nine months!

    2013 is YOURS, bay-beeeeeeee!

    3099 days ago
    AWESOME! This is exactly what I was hoping to hear!!! You can do this!
    3099 days ago
  • PUNKY100
    Wow, it's only been 9 months?! That is awesome!!! For some reason it feels like longer...strange huh?! Well congrats on making it 9 months straight, I know how hard that is, and I KNOW that 2013 will be your goal year!!!! :-D
    3100 days ago
    As long as you don't give up then you are making progress! Congrats!
    3100 days ago
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    Your sticking with it, me too so we will just have to support each other and just keeping taking our steps one at a time. emoticon
    3100 days ago
    I'm glad you stuck around also and I know next year you will meet your goal of 180 and even surpass it. Hang in there I'm right there with you.
    3100 days ago
    emoticon Happy emoticon emoticon with your weight loss. That 5 pounds thinks it is big and sassy right now but I happen to know that you have special plans to annihilate them and the rest of those pounds! You got this my friend and I am right there with ya every step of the way!

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    3101 days ago
    How exciting for your coworker to say something! It's always nice for others to notice our progress!

    I am so proud of you and I look forward to seeing what you accomplish in 2013!
    3101 days ago
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    Happy 9 monthiversary! It's like you've just come through a healthy life gestation. You've spent the last 9 months growing and blossoming, and now you can sprint towards that finish line. But more importantly- you're growth as an individual is amazing. Your boldness, courage, and consistency have really inspired me- and I think it is those things that are keeping you going forward- and will help you take small speed wobbles in stride. You go girl!
    3101 days ago
    Keep pushing and sticking with it. I am right there with you. We can do this. 2013 will be the year.
    3101 days ago
    Keep pushing
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    You have come so far, you should be so proud of yourself! I can't wait to hear about your continued success in January and onward!
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