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Getting from There to Here!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


I have finally had to admit that I am looking good! Friends and family have been commenting on my weight loss and asking how I got from there to here. I used to say I just watched what I ate and exercised. I now proudly announce that I did it with SparkPeople! Losing weight can be hard when one is "dieting"; just the word "diet", denotes deprivation. SparkPeople denotes hope, success and the ability to control our lives and the choices we make. For the first time in my life I know that my choices are based on knowledge that I have acquired carefully and with forethought.

The largest contributors to my success have been the friends I have made and the support they provide. Without these fabulous, wonderful friends, I would not have been as successful. Sparkpeople not only provided the concrete tools needed to attain success, they also recognized the very human need for companionship along our road to that success. Looking back over the last, almost nine months, I am amazed at all I have learned and the changes within myself.

I am not the same person I was nine months ago; I have been reborn and am reclaiming my life. I no longer hide inside big, baggy clothes and cast my eyes at the ground. I now happily look people in the eye and wear whatever I feel like for the day. The new me is happy, getting healthier by the day and enjoying the rebirth of what I was meant to be; not what I had become. Thank you to Sparkpeople and my friends for the support, motivation and kindness given. Life is good and I intend to live it with gusto. Elle
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  • EMMASMART
    Whoo HOO!
    4830 days ago
  • TALSHIAR
    Hi Elle, Thanks for your welcome to chronic pain. I know what you mean by not casting your eyes to the ground. I notice my head is held up now, looking and smiling at people.It's a great feeling. Deb
    4830 days ago
  • HEALTHY4ME
    WOW kudos to you! I am very impressed! I also have to admit to being a tad envious, I feel like I still havent "gotten it" but then think I have been exercising since jan, so take out the all or nothing thinking and say baby steps.
    Anyway congrats and way to go!!!! hugs
    Cindy
    4832 days ago
  • MISSJCISRUNNING
    It is soooo wonderful to read your words and see you acknowledge the significant changes you have made!!! I am so glad we are sharing this journey together and whatever way the path turns, I know I have a friends in you and you will always have a friend in me!!!! Much Love, Jackie!!!
    4832 days ago
  • LUVMYORKIES
    Elle, You are beautiful!!! You Go Girl!! I love you very much, and I am glad that you are feeling so good, you deserve the best this life has to offer!!!! Actually, you owe it all to me....LMBO..just kidding, I am learning from you, my leader!! You're the best!!

    Love you...more
    infinite hugs!!
    Cat
    4832 days ago
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