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Such profound thoughts....

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Well, I'm looking for them! It's the last day of 2013 so I should have something, right?! Well, jokes on me - nothing is coming to mind.

But I will say this. My life has changed since September 1st when I made a commitment to try the Atkins lifestyle. I'm planning on continuing that transformation thru this upcoming year. I'm not really a goal person - but I do plan to be in a MUCH better spot this time next year! If I can lose 80 to 100 pounds this year, I'll be at goal weight. That is an amazing though - not profound, but amazing!!! I'm not a writer, but I'm determined to be a doer.

I walked and ran for 40 minutes today - 4 minute intervals of each & I didn't feel like I was dying! What?! Amazing, I know.... 40 pounds ago I wouldn't have been able to do that. I'm exercising 6 days a week - thanks to Anna for getting me into the groove and sticking to it. Megan is another one who's been pushing me to continue the workouts. I've also got Colette, Monica, Ken, Kathy, April, Chris, Olivia, Katie, Deb, Lisa, Michele, Belinda & Darla who lift my spirits here on Spark and send me encouragement & compliments so often that I feel like I've known them forever...rather than just a few short months.

Life is fabulous. I'm so happy for all that I'm going thru. This is a journey & transformation at the same time. And had I not gotten to this point, I probably wouldn't be here now. Which means that I wouldn't have made all these awesome friends. All these struggles we face daily, weekly, monthly... make us stronger & with the right attitude, make us better people. So, thank you my Spark friends! Happy new year to each and every one of you. Wish I could give you all a huge hug in person, but I'll settle for sending the hugs thru the internet :) Let's all enjoy 2014 and get stronger!
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  • CTUPTON
    What an uplifting blog!

    chris emoticon
    2522 days ago
  • ANNABELLISABEL
    We are going to do great things this year! I can feel it!

    The workouts are like second nature now! We will stick with it!! :)
    2526 days ago
  • MARIAJESTRADA
    That is an awesome goal! I found that it was "easy" for me to lose the first 30 pounds, but the other 28 have been a struggle for a number of set-backs and illnesses and lack of motivation. But, you have a clear plan with Atkins (which I'm not familiar with), and I wish you the best of health habits!
    2527 days ago
  • FREEDOMSEEKER83
    Way to go on getting the walk/run in. We are going to make 2014 the best year and hit our weight loss goals on top of everything else we want in life.
    2529 days ago
  • APRILRUSSELL3
    It's been great to watch your progress: you are doing so well! This year will be your year! Wish you the very best!
    2529 days ago
  • KING_SLAYER
    The personal connections made here are the most important aspect of the site, in my ever so humble opinion. People you've never met that will cheer you on, because when one of us does well, we can all share in it. Each person's achievements proves to the rest that it is possible to reach your goals.

    Happy New Year and may 2014 be all that you could hope for.
    2529 days ago
  • _BABE_
    I love to see people changing their lives for the better because it means I can too! Some people may discount the love and encouragement of just someone you meet online but I am here to say it makes a difference. The people I have met here on Spark have truly helped me every step along the way.

    Thank you. emoticon
    2529 days ago
  • WOUBBIE
    Oh, I dunno, "My life has changed since September 1st " sounds pretty darn profound!

    Onward! Happiest of New Years!
    2529 days ago
  • BULLRN58
    h n y
    2529 days ago
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