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One year Sparkiversary today! What have I learned?

Friday, June 21, 2013

I can hardly believe that one year ago today I was browsing the web trying to figure out how to lose weight. I of course was looking for an easy answer. Well, someone was watching over me because He certainly gave me the easy answer.
Don't get me wrong, it hasn't been easy to lose 40 lbs, but then again, maybe it was.
I learned so much about exercising, about eating right, not cutting out certain things but just limiting the portion and how often you eat those things.
I learned that exercise is not my enemy.
I learned that having support along the journey is really powerful. My husband has been a loyal supporter as well as my girls but the friends that I have made on this website know what it is really like.
SP friends know so much more the feelings, the anxiety, the triumph, the soreness, the drive and determination that one must have to be successful at losing weight.
I could not have done this without knowing that I have others to be accountable too.
It would have been way to easy to just slip right back into my old eating habits after the first 20 lb weight loss.
So thanks to all of you, for sharing your stories, your strategies, your tough times, it makes it easier for all to learn.
Thanks to Chris Downie for creating this site and for pouring so much of himself into this site.
A special thanks to all of my SP friends that are there for me daily, you guys are the best.
I now know that it is possible to lose weight and more importantly, how to keep it off for the rest of my life so I can stay healthy!
I love all of you!
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