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Almost October 13 - Exact 1st Year Anniversary Date

Thursday, October 08, 2009

I cannot believe that this year has evaporated so quickly since I started this healthy eating journey last Columbus Day. I started on that day since he was an adventurer and this change in my life would be a lifetime adventure. It's been quite a learning year with all kinds of feats - large and small. More exercise. Consistent sleep. Consistent water intake. 3 smaller pant sizes. 30 lbs. gone. Feeling so much better. Looking so much better. Cuter clothes now. Healthier body and mind. Countless good habits. Conscious grocery shopping including the ability to read and care about food labels. Found Sparkpeople in January of this year. Made new friends who've been an invaluable source of support, wisdom and encouragement.

BUT, with all this being said, I have been on this current plateau FOREVER with 20 more lbs. to go. This weekend, before my anniversary date, I have to outline changes I'll be making in order to get this remaining weight off. Funny, but I feel the heaviness so much more now. It's as though the lighter I've become, the more sensitive I am to feeling the extra weight. If that makes any sense.

Hooray for a great year of healthy lifestyle changes, despite a year full of tough life challenges. Being healthier has really helped me cope with things better.

Have a fun day, sparkfriends.
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  • JLITT62
    "It's as though the lighter I've become, the more sensitive I am to feeling the extra weight. If that makes any sense."

    Makes total sense to me. I definitely felt those 4 lbs this summer!

    Never, ever forget how far you've already come. Be patient with yourself, and just keep mixing things up -- the weight will come off.
    3926 days ago
    CONGRATS on your successes! CONGRATS on your anniversary! AND, I'm excited for you and your new plan for FURTHER SUCCESS!!!
    3926 days ago
    Congratulations on your anniversary and your 30 pound weight loss! Most people that signed up the day you did are long gone from SP by now. You have done great. Next year, you will be writing about how you lost that other 20 pounds!
    3927 days ago
    Happy Anniversary a little early! A much healthier you! Keep on Sparking!
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    3927 days ago
    Congratulations on hitting the 1 year mark, it also indicates you have made significant life changes, and done a lot of hard work. You should be proud!
    3927 days ago
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