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9 YEARS and the journey continues

Monday, March 12, 2018

A couple days ago I hit a milestone on SP . . . . 9 years on this site and about 140 lbs lost. I have learned a many good and useful things about weight loss, how to grow to be a stronger me and most of all I have meet some amazing ladies. There are a few ladies I know known nearly since I started on this site and they are still here and I am so GLAD to call them my friend. Di, Deb, Dawn and Nicole you guys are awesome!! Have been an inspiration to me from the beginning our our journey together and still you awe me so many times, your spirit and sparkle is enlightening!!

So many challenges, obstacles, hurdles, joys, tears, and accomplishments have happened in the last 9 years it has been a long journey but one I could never foresee and one I will never forget. I wish I could have started earlier in my life, for I am 64 and just for the record a happy 64 but what years my health could have been better. I am one of the lucky ones although seriously obese for over 40 years and having to deal with many health problems, today my health issues are honestly small. I am sure there was damage and have been problems 4 hernia surgeries, and a few complication but today its just the normal stuff. My diabetes is back to pre-diabetic and breathing issues arent there anymore., Like I said I am lucky and I am grateful to my ancestors for having good genes and being a healthy crowd.

I am heading into these years with far more energy that my years say. I am enjoying activities I never thought I could. All these things became possible with the help of SparkPeople, the staff, and greatly to those above mentioned ladies and others who I have had as team mates in a number of teams. So I am grateful to Chris and his team, you have done a great job to inspire and encourage so many and myself to look beyond and challenge ourselves to do more and be better than we thought we could me. BIG HUGS AND THANK YOU'S!!!!!!!

So I am on to this year and working to get off the finally pounds and make it to maintenance and to just enjoying the life I have. I will make it you can believe in that for I BELIEVE in me and the journey and process.
Thanks to those you read this goofy blogs I write and who are my friends. You believed in my and know that is a great gift.

Hugs and smiles to all
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  • STARDUST53
    I found myself on your page reading the different updates you have on your journey. I am so glad you wrote this one! You have done a great job and I wish you the final push to get to the end of your weight loss. I am at my last 20-lbs as well. Come find me when you reach maintenance! I will do the same with you. One - two - three ... GO!!!
    872 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/7/2018 3:02:22 AM
  • _BELINDA
    I hope things are getting better. I too have made some wonderful friends through Spark. I count you among them. emoticon
    946 days ago
  • BE-THE-CHANGE
    I am so glad we are friends!
    957 days ago
  • SHOAPIE
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    958 days ago
  • JUSTFURKIDS
    What a sweet post! Congratulations on all that you have accomplished. Persistence and a good attitude really pays off. Good luck with those last few pounds. I have faith that you can do it. We can all do it together! emoticon
    958 days ago
  • DAWNWATERWOMAN
    I’m proud to be called your friend and proud of you. I look forward to being with you as you reach your goals.
    958 days ago
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