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8/27/09 8:07 A

i just joined this week but so far there are so many people that will help you reach your goal any way they can.

8/27/09 8:06 A

woo hoo! I'm on my way, too!

GMARIE9999 Posts: 217
8/27/09 8:06 A

I love this post! Thanks for the encouraging story. I want to get back out and jog, too! Hoping to get an IPod in a couple of weeks.

MAV4418 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/27/09 8:04 A

Thank you so much for being an inspiration to me. You made my day. Keep up the great job!

MARYGRACE99 Posts: 66
8/27/09 8:02 A

Thanks for sharing your story. I'm still hanging around the low point but I am struggling to get to believing in me. I am so glad to see that it can be done! What a great message to read with my morning coffee.

SPICEY7 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/27/09 8:01 A

Thanks for being an inspiration!!!
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PRINCIPESSA773 Posts: 124
8/27/09 7:58 A

I am totally with you on this one-music and songs are a great motivation! And yes, we can do anything we put our mind to emoticon

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8/27/09 7:57 A

Hi, That is really a good story. Just keep it up you will get there. I just joined SparkPeople toay. It looks and sounds like it will be very interesting and nice here. Thanks!

PZANDERS Posts: 125
8/27/09 7:57 A

We merely share what we have been given. Now, you are giving back. Keep passing it on. A big hooray for you.

LINDA2138 Posts: 9
8/27/09 7:54 A

cool KEEP YOUR MO-JO GOING !!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

BETT2U Posts: 208
8/27/09 7:49 A


Way to keep the momentum going!

RUTH414 Posts: 26
8/27/09 7:47 A

Thank you, that was an inspiration, and encouragement. I too think that sparkpeople has so many encouraging people, and sites of encouraging words that help us change our lives for a more healthier us. I haven't mastered up to jogging yet, but hope to soon. It helps with an ipod with some jamming music though doesn't it. It does me, I tend to bee bop a little faster. Well, I wish you the best, and thank you again for sharing, Ruth

SARISKYJ Posts: 373
8/27/09 7:41 A

Way to Go! Thanks you really made my day today.

LIZNMARK1 Posts: 632
8/27/09 7:39 A

emoticon That's the way to light a spark! You have motivated yourself, and in the process, you have motivated many others! Be proud of your success!

Keep reaching higher and higher..~~^^ emoticon

Edited by: LIZNMARK1 at: 8/27/2009 (07:40)
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8/27/09 7:32 A

Great job!!!!! You're motivation is an inspiration, thank you for sharing. It is about ourselves, and I hope to get my sexy back......

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8/27/09 7:31 A

emoticon Spark People is a wonderful site with millions of members struggling with living a healthy lifestyle. I love reading the posts, articles, the exercise videos and so on. Good for you and good for the rest of us that we have this community to belong to. Thank you Spark Guy and all the coaches for your time and effort to help people!

emoticon Deb

Edited by: DHSPARK at: 8/27/2009 (07:32)
GCAUSTON Posts: 23
8/27/09 7:17 A

How wonderful that you can appreciate the way you are becoming who you truly are!

DENRNAJ SparkPoints: (116,682)
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8/27/09 7:14 A

congratulations! what progress you have made- be loud and proud! I am also loving the ipod. I am enjoying exploring all sorts of different music- have weight lifting music and treadmill music! Keep it up!

EGBEAR Posts: 3
8/27/09 7:13 A

It's sad that we don't always see ourselves as special but I'm happy for your success and glad you realize just how special your are and really always have been.

8/27/09 7:09 A


SHERRY032973 Posts: 4
8/27/09 7:07 A

It's wonderful when you have a a light bulb moment.Keep moving and reaching your goals.

GOOD4ME6384 Posts: 141
8/27/09 7:07 A

I'm so happy to read your message about Believing
in your-self
I just happened to have written a Blog on 09/22/09
about just that thing
You might like to read it
Keep Up The Good Work emoticon

ALR1224 Posts: 1
8/27/09 7:07 A

I'm so proud of you. Keep up the good work. It is hard sometime to keep going,but stop and think at the end of the road is the person you want to be.
And she is GREAT !!!!!!!

MARYSUPPORTS SparkPoints: (0)
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8/27/09 7:07 A

You are so right, I do want my sexy back. I guess we all do.

Congratz on the jogging.

LEANMEAN2 Posts: 20,020
8/27/09 6:54 A

Congratulations - keep motivating!

GRANDMAMOORE SparkPoints: (0)
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8/27/09 6:40 A

You hit it right on the nail..... I really think this is what we all really want, our sexy back! It is sure hard to feel that way with all the excess that we don't need- piling on for some reason or another. I think you just helped a whole bunch of us to realize one of the basic reasons we love this SP so much. Thank you for bringing this out and good luck to you in reaching your goal. emoticon

DERE1071 Posts: 1
8/27/09 6:32 A

That's great news! Good for you. Keep up the good work! Music is a miracle.

MEGGERS50 Posts: 161
8/27/09 6:31 A

Thank you for the hope and for the positive words. I am still at a walk but one day hope to be at the jog. I don't have a ipod perhaps that should be my next purchase.
Keep the Spark alive and know you can do it!!

Great job!!

MALEXANDER4 SparkPoints: (245,318)
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8/27/09 6:24 A

you are wonderful. keep up the great work. i myself have started jogging. i'm 42 and to be able to say i run is wonderful. life is good. you keep putting one foot in front of the other and you will be there before you know it. michelle.

8/27/09 6:16 A

You go girl!!! Life is not easy and all you can do is go forward, have fun and take care of you. Proud of you. That first time you jog is such an experience. I can remember getting to the next mail box and than having to stop. I still am not a fan of running but I do it. I do intervals of walking and jogging. It is a great combination. Take care and best of luck to you.

8/27/09 6:09 A

Great job you've got it going on. Keep up the good work.

CHERYL1228 Posts: 12
8/27/09 6:08 A

Congrats...that is a wonderful acheivment!!!

8/27/09 6:01 A

My ipod is my secret weapon too! Keep up the good work emoticon

DRGILL2000 Posts: 13
8/27/09 6:01 A

first off thank you. messages like this bring it all home to me why i'm on here. thanks for the motivation. and have to say i agree totally. i know wat u mean about jogging now, my excuse i am not a runner and never will be but now i can go for slow short jogs and i know it will get easier when i stick at it. a good song for me is "don't stop believing" by journey i heard it for the first time playing out of the speakers at the last quarter of a marathon;
"Working hard to get my fill,
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on
Dont stop believin,
Hold on to the feelin".

and since it always uplifts me if feeling down especially when working out and getting tired this pushes me to the last.

and another song lyric which i have recently been introduced to by the new man in my life and again is key message for whats happened in my life recently is the metallica lyric of nothing else matters;
"Forever trusting who we are
and nothing else matters

Never opened myself this way
Life is ours, we live it our way
All these words I don't just say
and nothing else matters"

again respect yourself and do this for u and secondly for those around u.

sorry went on a bit there, hope that helps someone else and again thank you for all ur motivation.

8/27/09 5:54 A

Great job ! Keep it going ! emoticon

8/27/09 5:46 A

Thank you!

STEFFI264 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/27/09 5:45 A

I long for sexy arms to put in my sleeveless shirts

VHOLLINGS Posts: 108
8/27/09 5:26 A

What a great message, you have inspired me to keep going.

DSLIGER Posts: 89
8/27/09 5:24 A

Greaat job. Isn't it amazing how a song can make us believe in ourselves. emoticon

HEILAS SparkPoints: (0)
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8/27/09 5:14 A

Keep on going. Youve got it.

God Bless.


TDWANDD2MYK9 Posts: 54,349
8/27/09 5:10 A

Gr8, positive and 2 the point! Keep on jogging my friend. emoticon

8/27/09 4:21 A

You are very inspirational. I am going to share your comments with someone close to me who needs that little push!

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8/27/09 3:55 A

Well done. emoticon emoticon

8/27/09 3:31 A

I'm at that same low point - nothing works - help!

MARTHA-ANN Posts: 8,741
8/27/09 3:09 A

emoticon great attutude, well done!

Edited by: MARTHA-ANN at: 8/27/2009 (03:09)
8/27/09 3:01 A

I would like to both congratulate you and thank you for such an inspiring message! You inspire me to start jogging as well, and hope to "Bring Sexy Back" as well. Thanks again :)

Edited by: ANDIESNEST at: 8/27/2009 (03:02)
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8/27/09 1:10 A

All the best. Now vote for given link.Small baby want your important vote.

PATSDIARY Posts: 3,268
8/6/09 1:16 P

Good for you! I am not jogging, and don't know if I will - I have bad knees, and both parents had knee replacements, so want to avoid that if possible. BUT, I am very impressed that you are jogging. Keep up the GREAT work! Congrats

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8/6/09 12:35 P

emoticon Just want you to know that by jogging, you are several step ahead of me. I DON'T jog or run..... YET I may do crazy dancing moves for 30 min, but not jogging. SP is there to give you support, so stop my my page and visit. It took me a while to learn how to do stuff, and I still don't want my picture on as the icon; but it's great fun to chat with others who have similar goals. Surf around, find groups that motivate you. Open up and have fun. Best of luck.

RRHNDZ Posts: 3
8/6/09 12:04 P

When i started with Spark i was at a low in my life. I want to give everyone a big thank you. All the motivation and success stories are a big help, i believe in me, now. I am able to "jog". I thought i would NEVER be able to even say that word. Not too fast but i can jog, now. Last night while "jogging" i was listening to my ipod. I filled it with up beat moving songs and motivating songs. As time was getting closer to end "reason" came on. I thought i do have a reason to do this, ME and many more family. Then the next song was "sexy back" so i thought of course that is what i want to get back and that is what i am going to look like when i reach my goal...Thank you again and for the many reasons i want to get my sexy back!! I do believe in me and i owe a lot of it to all of you. Thank you!!

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