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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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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    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
    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,


    3953 days ago
    Wow look at the progress you have made in the 2 months since you joined emoticon
    3955 days ago
    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
    12 pounds in 2 months is excellent progress. You should feel very good about yourself.
    3957 days ago
    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
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    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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