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TORNADO91 SparkPoints: (9,010)
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3/27/13 6:16 A

very much so! i was desperate to have someone close to workout and eat right with me, but nobody really jumped in. so i got started by myself, and everyday that i get compliments on losing weight or looking thinner, it gives me that extra boost i don't really get. it keeps me going, even though i think it would be so nice to have a partner

MAUREENS356 Posts: 205
3/26/13 7:16 P

most definitely

MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (188,206)
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3/26/13 6:31 P

Yes, it inspires me to keep going and never give up!

My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in palliative care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

A. A. Milne

3/26/13 6:19 P

yes, a lot!

RONIGH Posts: 631
3/26/13 5:20 P

Yes, it does, a kind word does miracles. After hearing a compliment, you put a little more effort to keep fishing for more compliments.

MARTYJOE Posts: 428
3/26/13 5:08 P

I think so.It works for me.

TOPCAT93 SparkPoints: (9,020)
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3/26/13 1:00 P


MOMMA2SKI SparkPoints: (35,527)
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3/26/13 12:52 P

For Sure!!

Fakin' it, til I make it!!!

IRISHFANUH87 Posts: 1,038
3/26/13 12:48 P

Definitely, especially if it comes from my me such a boost!

PARKERB2 SparkPoints: (129,515)
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3/26/13 12:27 P


CBLENS SparkPoints: (47,463)
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3/26/13 12:07 P

most definitely

Your encouragement is greatly appreciated!
GERARLAUR Posts: 341
3/26/13 12:02 P

absolutely, without a doubt.

ANNETTE117 Posts: 2,551
3/26/13 11:57 A

Yes, it does for me.

formerly Coolgirl68
AMALLECO SparkPoints: (11,306)
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3/26/13 11:41 A

Oh yes definitely. Any type of encouragement helps aLOT!


Changing My Lifestyle, One Day at a Time.
TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
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3/26/13 10:20 A

I think so. Knowing there are others out there cheering you on gives me a good feeling and makes me want to make them proud of me through my successful efforts.

Lay aside life-harming heaviness and entertain a cheerful disposition.
CHARDY0125 SparkPoints: (13,037)
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3/26/13 10:00 A


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LOSTLIME SparkPoints: (74,331)
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3/26/13 9:59 A

I think it does. It keeps me motivated to keep going.

KEEPITUP05 SparkPoints: (26,781)
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3/26/13 9:47 A


Energy and persistence conquer all things. -Benjamin Franklin

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Isaiah 40:31(NIV)
31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

3/26/13 8:35 A


PAMLICO-DAZE SparkPoints: (46,810)
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3/26/13 8:21 A


Remember to take time to enjoy the journey!
CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
3/26/13 8:15 A


I think it depends on who is providing it - others or myself

THINNYMINNY SparkPoints: (34,960)
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3/26/13 6:29 A


History is not destiny.
MRMRMMR Posts: 5,152
3/26/13 5:47 A


THINJIM1 Posts: 3,030
3/26/13 5:44 A


TCANNO SparkPoints: (158,047)
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3/26/13 5:41 A

I think the best encouragement comes with in but it is nice to get help from others who have been where you are.
Try to beat your PB every day but don't knock yourself out if you fail

Trev, Kent Southeast UK

How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.
Join the 10 minute exercising challenge and get exercising.
See what you are made of by joining the 10k steps day challenge.

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,864
3/26/13 1:01 A

Of course it helps, but you also have to believe in yourself

Starting to like the new me!
Waiting for my garden to come to life!
KISSFAN1 Posts: 6,257
3/26/13 12:15 A

I think it helps at times, but you have to encourage yourself as well.

DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (398,294)
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3/25/13 11:50 P


HEALTHY4UNI SparkPoints: (12,413)
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3/25/13 11:42 P

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