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2 Months with Spark People

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Its now 2 months since I joined spark people. I am now eating a healthy diet and tracking my nutrition every day.
I am exercising more. Doing aerobics and yoga every morning. Walking twice a day, including up hill. Strength training and weight lifting, 3 times a week. I can now walk up the hill without stopping for breath, or sitting on the seat at the top.
I have lost 12 lb in the 2 months with spark and I am no longer considered obese. I am now "overweight".
My waist measurement has gone down from 42 inches to 36 inches and my hips are down from 44 inches to 38.5 inches. I still have a long way to go. I have grown small muscles in my arms and my thighs and calves have reduced in size. I can now get my winter boots zipped up, they were too tight before. I can also tie up my own shoelaces when standing up, if they come undone. My husband used to do it before.
I have a lot more energy and I am sleeping better at night. My confidence has grown and I am no longer a mouse. Not afraid to stop and talk to people when I am out now. Before, I used to feel self-concious about my weight.
I would like to thank all my friends on spark people for giving me encouragement, It has helped me a lot on my journey. I look forward to my next month on spark and a new set of mini goals. I always enjoy reading other peoples blogs and visiting their pages.
Spark teams have also been an important part of my journey and I will continue to participate in them and enjoy the weekly digests.
I wish you all good luck on your journey and hope that you too can reach your goals.

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Ellen
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  • LADYANDREA2012
    dear Ellen, so sorry I missed your Blog when you published it, but I am making up for it now. You are an inspiration for me. You sound happy and strong as wells. I am so happy for you. I am very proud, too. Keep all your good work cause that is the best way to go, my friend!!!


    emoticon I am cheering for you, Ellen!!!!
    3942 days ago
  • COMPUCATHY
    Ellen, you are doing great! I don't know how I missed this post when you originally put it up...so here I am...commenting a little late. But EXCELLENT! I love your progress report! Look at all the improvements and changes! WOW! You should be VERY proud of yourself! You are a great encourager on SP! We are so lucky to have you here. Down from obese to overweight! Woo hoo! CONGRATULATIONS! Keep sparking! emoticon emoticon
    3948 days ago
  • DENISE223
    emoticon CONGRATULATIONS Ellen!

    You are doing such a fantastic job. Losing 12 pounds in 2 months is wonderful progress.
    Six inches off of your waist and 5 & 1/2 inches off of your hips emoticon is AMAZING!! You have given me inspiration to get in some more exercise!

    Much peace, love & happiness to you and yours,

    Denise

    3953 days ago
  • SPIFFYCAT
    Wow look at the progress you have made in the 2 months since you joined emoticon
    3955 days ago
  • CANNINGNANNY
    Bravo My Friend ! ! ! SOOOO Awesome ! ! !
    I admire your Dedication to your New Lifestyle Journey...I'm looking forward to your end of October Update...You Go Girl ! ! !
    3957 days ago
  • BAGGYPANTS5
    12 pounds in 2 months is excellent progress. You should feel very good about yourself.
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    3957 days ago
  • KNAUGHT61
    Ellen, you are doing so incredibly well, and you seem to really benefit from all the aspects of SparkPeople -- you're going to be the next motivational poster-girl for this program! Really, congratulations on all YOU have accomplished, and good luck for the next month's efforts. Kathleen
    3957 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7023171
    Wowzerz Ellen.. You have done so well.. Congrats. are in order! I can see there's no stopping you now! You inspire me to get on with my journey! Thank you!
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    3957 days ago
  • CAR7374
    That is so awesome! 38.5 hips? hot!

    ;)
    3957 days ago
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