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Grateful

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Part of the WW challenge this week is to list at least three things we are grateful for.

I lost 0.8 pounds this week. But I am extremely grateful that this small weight loss led me to one of my big goals. After 20 years of being obese, I am out of the obese category! Maybe most people wouldn’t be thrilled to be overweight; but for me this is a big achievement, and was one of my main goals for joining SparkPeople and WW. I just lowered my health risks yay!
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I am grateful for all the wildlife that lives in my area. Particularly now that I am staying home, I love watching the birds, the bats at night, the squirrels, the chipmunks, and the deer. This morning while I had breakfast, the deer herd was having their breakfast across the street where my neighbors are remodeling their property. The birds and animals are beautiful and they bring me joy. Much more fun than watching television!





Finally I am so grateful for all my friends. I am grateful for you, my friends here at Spark. And I am grateful for my friends that I normally hike and visit with. As I was typing this blog, I got the very sad news that a dear friend, Shari, died suddenly this morning. She had a zest for life and enjoyed every minute. She had several serous medical conditions ( heart, lung) but traveled, skied, and hiked with enthusiasm. An aneurysm took her very suddenly.

So remember to appreciate and express your love to your friends and family. They are what make life worth living
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  • 1ZIPPYC
    You live in such a nice area! We enjoy the wildlife we see in our pond and woods next to us. As long as they don't damage our yard or house.
    Congrats on steadily losing weight and reaching another milestone! Keep at it!
    Sorry to hear about your friend. My sympathies. Big Hugs❤️
    266 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    Oh, my goodness...what an emotional roller coaster!
    So very sad about your friend...we just never know, do we?
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    But...congratulations on reaching that important milestone!
    That is HUGE!
    I have been close many times but not quite there.
    Be proud of yourself!
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    Love the deer pix...especially the one with the construction worker in the background who stopped to admire the heard.
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    271 days ago
  • 1958TMC
    I'm sorry about your friend, a life gone too soon. We just never know when our last moment will be, do we. HUGS to you. I'm proud of your weight loss!! I'm not sure if I will ever be out of the 'obese' range but I will keep trying!!
    271 days ago
  • PATRICIAANN46
    Alison, you have done and continue to do such a wonderful job of losing the weight to reach your goal. And, you are so right..............this will definitely keep you as healthy as possible. emoticon

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend. I am sure that you had several good times with her and that you can talk to others who knew her.

    I am very proud of you..................... emoticon
    272 days ago
  • TRAILBLAZER6
    So sorry to hear of your friend’s death. emoticon
    272 days ago
  • MARITIMER3
    I'm very sorry to hear about your friend, Alison. I'm glad that she didn't suffer, and I hope you have lots of happy memories of times you spent together.
    272 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Very sorry for your loss. Lovely pics. Congrats on your progress!
    272 days ago
  • LUVS2BIKE101
    I extend my deep sympathies on the loss of your dear friend. I send you a virtual hug and hope you continue to have happy memories of her.

    Congrats on the positive results on your journey to better health! You have inspired me to get out of my slump and look for positive things in my life of which I am grateful. Thank you for the support you offer me on Spark. And thank you for taking and posting the lovely pictures of God's creation!

    Keep Sparking!!!
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    272 days ago
  • PINKTHUNDER
    Also, I'm very sorry for your loss.
    272 days ago
  • PINKTHUNDER
    Congratulations on your important milestone. And you do indeed have much to be grateful for. Enjoy!
    272 days ago
  • EISSA7
    So sorry for the sudden loss of your friend...that is really rough! It is great that she lived her life to the fullest
    extent! Cannot believe your deer herd...that is amazing! AND congrats on achieving membership in the overweight category! emoticon
    272 days ago
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