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A very special day

Thursday, October 06, 2011

One month ago today, after much umming and aahing I decided to give sparkpeople a try. I thought what's the worst that could happen?
Well, I'm now 4kg (about 8 pounds) lighter and I've lost about 3 inches worth around my waist and thighs. And I'm feeling lighter and stronger. Feelings I had thought were gone because I was getting older.....
Today is special because I get a chance to review and change things and I can do it with one months worth of knowledge behind me. This afternoon I will see if I have reached my first goal - to fit into my wedding dress again. This was the weight I was at when I got married, so who knows?
Then I need to set a new short term goal. I'll spend the day thinking about what that is.
I'm going to take advice and change my strength routine, and, once I've seen the doctor about my knee, I'll have a look at my cardio routine too. A kickboxing DVD is in the post to help me exercise through the colder winter months.
More than anything I just want to celebrate today as being good and think about the wonderful things in my life - things I'm more aware of now.
I give myself a reward every Thursday just for making it through another week of Spark, usually something less than £10, that is not food, but makes me feel a little spoiled. This afternoon I feel the need for a little party for one (I may even buy a party hat!) to celebrate and be thankful for one month of healthy progress, caring progress, loving progress and for how much better I feel about being alive and being me.
PS - I'll let you know if the wedding dress fits!)
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  • SUNSHINE20113
    The dress fits!!
    3439 days ago
    Congrats to you! And I'll have my fingers crossed!!
    3439 days ago
    emoticon gurl!!
    Stay positive, focused, and committed!
    3439 days ago
    Hi Sarah,
    Congratulations on your great start. Enjoy your day and your treat to yourself, whatever it may be emoticon
    I wish you continued success emoticon
    Best wishes, Angela emoticon
    3439 days ago
    Congratulations on your 1st month Anniversary!! emoticon

    You can do it!! Keep it up. You know what you want-go for it!!!

    UK? My husband is my cheerleader and main motivator. He has also been on our new lifestyle as well. We got married in 1996 in Florida. He is from the UK. Born in Scotland and grew up in King's Lynn and Blackburn, Lancaster. He became a US citizen in 2001 in Tampa, Florida.
    We are each other's motivator in all that we set out to accomplish and it helps that we have each other -especially in this new Lifestyle we have embarked on.

    Enjoy your party-you deserve it!! emoticon

    3439 days ago
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