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How January 2011 went for me!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my journey!

On January 1st I weighed myself and I weighed 219!
On January 31st I weighed myself and I weighed 210.6!
So I lost 8.4 lbs for the month!

I am really happy with how January went, especially since I had been on a plateau for it seems like forever! I have been here for almost 3 years! My 3 year sparkversary is this month on Feb 11th! I want to be under 210 by then and more if possible.

My next short term goal is I would like to be in ONDERLAND by my Birthday! Which is on February 20th. Even though that is what I would like to do, I know that it is cutting it pretty close because I only have 17 days til my Birthday. SOOOO...If I dont quite make it there I will not give up! I will not let it ruin my day! I will just keep going and I WILL GET THERE!

Usually I lose during the summer and gain during the winter! This year I changed my winter around and lost instead of gained! YAY!

I will tell you that this journey has not been easy! It takes a lot of work, consistency and perserverence! We can not let the little things get us down. We have to keep looking forward and not back! If we mess up we cannot sit and sulk in it. We have to stand up, brush our self off and keep going. We can not change we has been done, all we can do is work on the future. SO no matter what we DID, there is no point is regreting it or being upself with ourselves about it because it wont change a thing! Each day is a new beginning! Sometimes we even have to take each hour as a new beginning!

Although this has been a long journey for me, I would not give it up for anything! I have learned so much by being here at spark! Ive learned to change my attitude about what I did or didnt do! To not let setbacks make me give up! That everyday is not going to be perfect and that is ok. We are only human! I have made so many wonderful friends here! That has been a blessing to me in itself! We have to find the good things in our journey and focus on them. It makes the bad seem small! THANK YOU TO ALL OF MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS! For your support, advice, motivation and for being there for me when Ive had a bad day or when Ive met a goal and had a success!

The best thing about spark is that we are not on this journey alone! We are all here together for the same reasons! A journey of hope, self esteem, health and most importantly a goal of being happier with who we are! No one judges us here! We only try to help each other to reach our goals!

SparkPeople has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me! I love it here! I love the people, the articles all of our tracking tools! Thank you to everyone for making this such a great experience for me! For those just starting...Hang in there! It does get easier! Just take it one day at a time!

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!

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    Hi, Marlena, that is awesome.

    Thanks for writing such an inspiring blog and sharing your story with all of us.

    3756 days ago
    WOOHOO Congrats on your FAB January!! I know you'll get to Onederland and you'll see all your goals achieved because you have such a great spirit. Stay focused and determined and you'll get everything you want. This I know!!
    3756 days ago
    Congratulations on a superb success last month. This is truly inspirational for me because I have not been able to lose much weight since I started. But I weight train 4 days per week and really feel my strength increasing and try not to focus on the pounds so much. I really agree that the spark experience is so much more than just a diet. Even in the short 2 weeks of my spark streak, I feel that the successes (strength, perserverence, positive attitude) carry over to other parts of my life and help me not to dwell on any negatives, only the positives.
    3756 days ago
  • BTRFLY08
    What a great blog!! You are doing great!! Thanks for being such an inspiration!!
    3756 days ago
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    Yay!!!!! Great job! Doesn't it feel awesome to move your ticker down???

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    3756 days ago
    Great job, great blog. You are such an inspiration-8 pounds in a month is such a feat!!! emoticon I am sure you will either meet-or come extremely close to your goal for your birthday-you have such determination!!!
    3757 days ago
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    YOu did great in January and you have a wonderful attitude! Keep up the god work!
    3757 days ago
    What a fantastic blog! Thats a lot of weight to lose in a month! WOW! I agree with everything you said. Love the Spark. I don,t think I could have made it this far without them. So glad I found the site! Cherie
    3757 days ago
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