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Proudest Things Along My Journey

Friday, April 23, 2010

It is hard to believe I have been on my Spark Journey a little over a year all ready. I started off great last year but fell off the wagon in May and struggled all year to get back on.

This year I knew that I had to get with it. In January I found myself in a very good place as far as my current health was concerned and knew that this was the time to get going.

So far I have lost a total of 46 pounds. Of course I am very proud of that. But there are other things too. The friends I have made at Spark are the best!! My teams are incredible. I have found a new family and that is one of the most special things in my life. I am starting to fit into some clothes that I haven't worn in years. But I think seeing my kid's reaction to my weight loss over Easter was amazing to me. They really want me to keep going. I also have to give thanks to God for helping me to finally realize that He has always been there to give me strength but it has been me that hasn't claimed it and hung on to it. Now I do~~every day!!!

Instead of dreding each day with diet and exercise I now look forward to healthy eating and exercise. And I know I am going to reach my goal this time. When that day arrives I will be the happiest person alive!!

Hugs, Mona
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  • DONGR8NCHARNC
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    Even in your blog you're an inspiration! Keep reminding us to celebrate the small things and to take joy in everything. Mona, you are one of a kind and a dear SparkFriend!

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    4041 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/25/2010 11:51:19 AM
  • STELLARINA60
    You are doing such a fantastic job , know you are helping so many people and i am proud to think of you as a friend , I have had a rough couple of months ,having hit plateau after plateau and trying to figure out how to kick start my weight loss again and when i get down I just read your blogs and post to other people and it helps me to not give up; but to just say tomorrow is another day and maybe the pounds will start coming off again . But I am thankful that through it all I have not gained any just can't seem to lose any but I know that if I keep at it they are bound to come off sooner or later and I do have a thinner waist even though weight staying same
    4060 days ago
  • PATRICIA441
    You must be so proud girlfriend! You deserve such praise! emoticon going! Love and hugs. Pat
    4067 days ago
  • MEESHADACATDIVA
    Congratulations on you lost weight it is no minor feat
    4072 days ago
  • DEEGIRL50
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon For You!!

    May you continue to bloom and grown in confidence and strength! Besides loosing weight -- you are become healthy!!
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    I love this blog!!
    4072 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    It's wonderful for others to recognize and cheer us on... and even more wonderful to come to accept inside the deepest part of ourselves that we are worth taking care of! Blessings and have a wonderful weekend!
    4072 days ago
  • NEEDSHELP4EVER
    Surprise..my internet came back on this morning

    Congrats my dear on your fantastic loss so far and you will soon be at 50lbs, then we party with low cal drinks and fruit and lots of dancing..lol
    Then you can set your next goal to lose and head for that. I am a way behind you in motivation this year but now I AM going to do it and try to catch you up for the crossing the finish line. Don't wait for me to catch up, just be there when I come in..lol
    love you sis
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    4072 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5707126
    emoticon I am so excited. You keep me inspired to continue on my journey! emoticon on the great weight loss. emoticon Nola
    4072 days ago
  • EATNBOOGERS
    This is so awesome! Way to go--you've achieved a lot!
    4072 days ago
  • SANDYBRUNO
    God has really blessed you on your weight loss. Whatever you do keep on track so satan doesn't step in and take that blessing away. You are such a sweet person. I am so happy for you.

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    4072 days ago
  • SANDY5882
    emoticon on your 46 pounds! That's awesome news!
    4073 days ago
  • KARRYB1
    Great job! It's wonderful to see some progress and hear comments. Keep it up and you'll be to goal in no time. emoticon
    4073 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    emoticon on the weight loss!! emoticon
    4073 days ago
  • SHARONLEE2021
    I am so very pleased that you are doing well! We'll have a party when you get to 50!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4073 days ago
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