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Friday, August 10, 2012


Hi people! I just had to share with you my latest news!

I've been noticing that my pants are definitely fitting looser lately and there's good reason.

I've LOST 6.5# since August 6, 2012!!!!!

That's only 5 DAYS AGO but it is a reflection of the hard work and effort I've been putting in since the end of March, 2012, when I first came on board with SP.

Talk about being elated! I can now say that I am living PROOF that SUCCESS can be achieved if you:

1. BELIEVE in yourself,
2. have a POSITVE ATTITUDE
3. HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE,
4. Work through the rough spots even though you want to QUIT
5. NEVER GIVE UP!
6. KEEP ON KEEPING ON!
7. Find yourself a network of fellow SPers that will root and cheer you on to your victories,
as you would for them.
8. follow what you learn here at SP!!!!

Not only that but, hook up with the right teams here and you'll get the support, help, and assistance you need to overcome any and all obstacles set in your way.

I am a firm believer in CONSISTENCY and in taking BABY STEPS until strong enough (here enters your strength exercises) to do more and achieve more.

Yes, it was rather difficult to go through what I would consider a plateau so early on in my journey to a BETTER, NEW, IMPROVED ME. But, I remained steady and strong through it. I continued to believe that the results would come and they did.

For me, it was all at once! You may encounter a different experience than me.

Part of this I have to believe is due to having found an article here at SP about a woman who had lost 60# in 7 months simply by walking.

I agreed with an SP buddie of mine to begin to walk and to compare notes as we proceeded ahead with this challenge of our own. Keeping each other accountable, one to the other, we would send emails as to the progress and/or stumbling blocks we were going through. It truly helped to hear her story as it did for her to hear mine. Together, we kept it together and have proceeded ahead in our little, personal challenge.

Here's the link to that article that prompted us to do our own little challenge:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
_articles.asp?id=1212


Well, as I finished up my 20 minute walk (would like to see myself get up to a 45minute walk) this morning with my dog, I realized that the pants I have been wearing were fitting rather loosely than what I remember. I used to have to shift them around to make them feel more comfortable on me and I realized that I wasn’t doing that. They were actually hanging on me in areas that used to be tight before (tummy and thighs to be exact).

Despite what I was sensing, knowing that I had been pretty good with tracking my food daily, trying to exercise in a way that I know I needed, and holding myself accountable for all this through my network of buddies here, I still could not get myself to check it out on the scale. Too much of a chicken. But that thought just wouldn’t go away today and I wound up taking the plunge and checking it out.

What a surprise to have gotten on the scale to see that I had dropped a whopping 6.5# in only 5 days. I was beside myself at this realization!

Considering I wasn't feeling up to par for about three of those days, I now realized why I wasn’t up to speed. My system was trying to cleanse itself from all the toxins of my past life and my past life's eating habits. It dawned on me that once I overcame this stumbling block, the pounds just dropped off.

Now I know that it won’t always happen like this, but I do know that, if I continue with the same determination, the same drive, the same desire for the same results, that there will be more successful results like this on the road to my personal, desired goals!

I am so excited about all this that I wanted to share this with all of you and tell you all that it CAN and WILL happen for you as well.

I hit a plateau for weeks with no improvement anywhere but, still, I persisted! My body rewarded me for my efforts and my consistency and in the fact that I never gave up!

Don’t you give up either. YOU WILL SEE RESULTS similar to mine if you just continue on the road, be consistent, take baby steps until you can take bigger ones, and BELIEVE that your efforts are worth it. THEY ARE!

  
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POORGIRL_DIET 8/29/2012 1:12PM

    fantastic hun well done, love your blog

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SPARKLINGME176 8/21/2012 6:17PM

    Fabulous feeling, RIGHT!?

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CYWSMILEY 8/15/2012 6:27AM

    That is great

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 8/14/2012 9:39PM

    I am sooo happy for you!!!! Keep it moving sista!!!!

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THETROUT 8/14/2012 8:20PM

    Thanks for this encouragement. I'm kind of emotionally down today because of this need to lose weight thing. (Code for I don't want to do it.) I'm doing it anyway.

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SPARKFRAN514 8/14/2012 1:50AM

    emoticon emoticonplateau are a pain and you didn't give up way to go and you are so right we will get to the finish it takes tome and work and as team mates we will do this thanks for sharing emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DMF2012 8/13/2012 7:18PM

    Congrats!

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 8/11/2012 11:55PM

    Love your positive energy - you are doing so well - congratulations. You deserve your success.
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_MOBII_ 8/11/2012 9:37PM

    Wow! Congrats!!!!!! And you sound fantastic!!!!

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KING_SLAYER 8/11/2012 6:21PM

    Congratulations on the big loss! You are right, taking baby steps is key, just like small attainable goals, to making progress. Keep up the good work and you will be not only walking for 45 minutes, you will be running them!

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LASKIE2 8/11/2012 1:56PM

    Wow, that's great! emoticon emoticon

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CATLADYX8 8/11/2012 10:26AM

    emoticon WooHoo for you!! I am in a plateau right now with my weight. I just keep on pluggin' along. I stick with my healthy eating habits and my exercsie and know that at some point things will kick back in again. Good for you!!!

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FELINA 8/11/2012 9:07AM

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That's so fantastic ! That proves that sticking to it, not giving up when on a plateau, truly works !
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MISSVOLUPTUOUS 8/11/2012 7:50AM

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1COUNTRY_GAL 8/11/2012 3:26AM

    emoticonCongratulations to you emoticon emoticon emoticonThank you for sharing your successes with us emoticon
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RUNNER12COM 8/11/2012 12:44AM

    Bring all that positive energy to your efforts and that's what you get! Well done!

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MARTHAWILL 8/10/2012 10:17PM

    Thanks for sharing! Absolutely awsome. You are doing so well .
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GARDENSFORLIFE 8/10/2012 8:49PM

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Another great blog!
You make me know I can reach my goals! I am joining you in celebrating your success!
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GAZAGIRL29 8/10/2012 7:44PM

    What fantastic news. You are such a great encourager and I am so glad you are getting the results that you inspire in all of us. Keep it moving!

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EDITOR 8/10/2012 7:01PM

    How very exciting! It gives people the courage to push on through!

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J0ETTE 8/10/2012 5:57PM

    WooHoo! Happy dancin!

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A-NEW-TARA 8/10/2012 5:17PM

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I am ecstatic for you, Karen. I know that a plateau can be very frustrating, especially so early on in the journey. Your determination to see past it and your positivity has been such an inspiration, it really has helped me get past some of the frustrating things I've come up against. It just thrills me that you are finally getting a pay off for all your hard work and determination!! Next thing you know, you'll be buying safety pins to hold those pants up!!


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RONDARC 8/10/2012 5:17PM

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Cat Who's Ready For Their Walk!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A fellow SPer here has shared with me the following animal video. Again, absolutely adorable.

Can you tell that I'm an animal lover????? Not much.

This one is a cat that is telling his owner he's ready for his walk. Unbelievable. Who would have thought a cat would or could do something like this?

You just never know what these animals will do next. It's just like the old Art Linkletter show, "Kids Say the Darndest Things". A lot like that but through the makings of a video.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Here's the link:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5rXLZfsJT0&
feature=g-vrec

  
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ANGRITTER 8/10/2012 3:40AM

    Very cute. Thanks for sharing!

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A-NEW-TARA 8/9/2012 11:57PM

    Awwww, too adorable. I love animals to, love these sort of videos.

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CHICCHANTAL 8/9/2012 3:06PM

    I used to know a cat who could push down a doorhandle to open a door. Really weird thing for a cat to do. Dogs, yes, but cats don't normally bother with stuff like that, they let their staff take care of it.

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IRONBLOSSOM 8/9/2012 11:20AM

    So cute! I wish my cats got along this well!

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SABLENESS 8/9/2012 11:03AM

    Watched that one and a bunch of others! Just the laugh I needed this morning! THANKS!

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    emoticon I am a real cat lover and this made my day! Thanks for posting

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FLEURGARDEN 8/9/2012 7:27AM

    That is awesome! I have a few other cat-loving friends I need to share that with.

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EDITOR 8/9/2012 3:48AM

    Animals are great communicators!

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Forever Friends!

Friday, August 03, 2012

I just had to write a new entry here so that I could share what I was given by another SPer here.

It's a video of a dog and cat and their bonding from the time the cat was a newborn kittie and brought home to the present day where they're both full grown and enjoying and loving each others company.

There are two videos but I prefer the first one cuz it's just soooooo cute! The second one is good to but the owners have jazzed it up by putting in various "batman type" captions. Very well done in my opinion.

There's only one thing I can say about this video is that is ...... "so much for the pit bull mentality". That's all I'm saying.

Please watch it and let me know what you think or share with all the others you know here:

www.care2.com/causes/kitten-boxes-pi
t-bull-video.html

  
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1COUNTRY_GAL 8/8/2012 11:15PM

    oH that was so funny and sentimental,the love between the dog and the kitty is just so precious,Bestest friends they are emoticon emoticon
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KAJEAR 8/5/2012 10:07PM

    Oh how cute! I just love animal videos. I liked the first one the best. Thanks for sharing.
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A-NEW-TARA 8/5/2012 12:29AM

    So cute, I preferred the first one also. I love stories like that, now if only humans could be more accepting of one another regardless of the differences.
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PEGASUS053 8/4/2012 8:15AM

    I liked the first one better. The second one did not not hold my interest. first one was more human interesting. Keep it up.

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EDITOR 8/4/2012 4:26AM

    Aw, precious!

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 8/4/2012 3:44AM

    Very cute, and thank you for sharing.

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1GODGIRL 8/3/2012 11:53PM

    so cute!

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IRISHANGIE1 8/3/2012 8:57PM

    I loved it!!!....and remember "Don't judge a book by it's cover, because you might miss the greatest story ever told". That pit bull was a push over for that little cat!! Thanks for sharing!!

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MICHELLENRGZED 8/3/2012 7:04PM

    So sweet! Thank-you. :)

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JUDSTERF 8/3/2012 6:14PM

    This was darling! Thanks for sharing.

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Nearing the 4 month point

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Well, it's about that time again for me to come on board and let you know what's been happening in my life.

Man, where do I start?????

This month was so full of activities, thoughts, changes, and disappointments that I don't really know where to start.

The best place to start is to say that I have had yet another GREAT month here at SP! My weight and nutrition tracking have suffered but there is good reason for that. I have become very involved with communications between other fellow SPers here and it has enlightened my life immensely.

Prior to my days at SP, I had worked myself up into a "workaholic" state with no time for anything but work. I was in a constant state of exhaustion and tiredness and knew that this could not continue.

Well, I'm glad to report that this work stuff has taken a huge back seat to the time I spend here at SP. Not only has SP been motivational for me and kept me positively moving forward towards my desired goals and successes, but SP has also given me an outlet to socialize in .... which is something I have needed for a long, long time.

I'm finding myself becoming my OLD ME again as far as enjoying others and spending time with others ... in other words, "living life again". I would always hate the social affairs I had to go to because I just didn't like myself nor the way I looked. But, in four months time, SP has turned all this around for me. I've still got a LONG way to go but I know that I'm on my way and there's no turning back now. What I'd really LOVE to see is the change in my face .... to go from a very worn out, old looking face to a thinner, lighter and more refreshing look. THAT'S what I'm working towards.

Aside from these positive steps in my exercising and healthy state of mind, I have been able to devote more time to many things of value in my life.

One is my time with God which has suffered for so many years. I would start out strong but it would peeter out and get squeezed out due to obligations elsewhere. BUT NOT THIS TIME! This happens to be one of my Other Goals and I am making progress in achieving this goal in record time.

This has been slighted a bit lately as I have taken on more here at SP by being co-leaders of two teams (WEEKLY CHALLENGE and The DASH Diet) and being a leader of another team (Journey To Success) .... which I have resurrected from the dead when it was known by a different name. But I couldn't have resurrected this team by myself. ALL my initial SPers that decided to take a chance on me and on the team have EVERYTHING to do with it as well so THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU for making this team a reality and for making it as successful as it already is.

On top of this additional workload, I have also been able to devote much more time to my love for learning, creating and maintaining websites. I was able to learn the basics of a new computer programming language known as Drupal and have been, progressively, getting a practice site up and running with it. Lots to learn but it's been so much fun, I have't regretted the time or the effort or even the setbacks involved in learning it.

ALL of the above being made available to me simply by having taken the step back in March, 2012, to find this SparkPeople website for much needed help and assistance in my much needed weight loss and mindset changes.

I don't believe I've lost any additional weight as I have faltered in my workouts and exercising throughout the month BUT I'm optimistic in believing that I can finish STRONG in these last 9 days of the month ..... starting today! It's just been a month of changes. That's all I'll say.

What I have faltered at this month, I know that I've made up for in other ways by being here at SP! Many new friendships and contacts have been established and grow stronger with every passing day. I have reached out to a few that needed buddies and haven't regretted one moment of that. I even tried to help someone needing to find new forever homes for her dad's 4 senior dogs due to his failing health.

I know many have been urged on to keep on keeping on as I say and have proven to succeed in their own travels here. I am so proud of every one of them and love it when I can see their progress, their results and their successes .... just as much as they experience them.

I could go on and on but I'll stop for now.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and for helping me through this month. Now that this crazy month is nearing an end, I can look forward to more consistency on my part and more results and successes to be posted here come next month!

I'll say one more thing and then I'll end. One thing that came across my emails this month was a video a fellow SPer took the time to share with me and others that I, in turn, shared with others with outstanding positive feedback. I'd like to share it with all of you here as well as I would like you to always remember with this video being a constant reminder to you to NEVER BELIEVE YOU CAN'T SUCCEED. Keep this video close to your heart and it will get you through any obstacles or road blocks you may encounter. Here is the link:


Shorter version: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player
_embedded&v=qX9FSZJu448


Longer version: www.youtube.com/watch?feature=iv&ann
otation_id=annotation_973394&v=bIXOo8D
9Qsc&src_vid=qX9FSZJu448

  
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HIKERBECKY 7/31/2012 10:07PM

    This first time I saw that video it made me cry! It has to be one of the most inspirational things I have ever watched! It truly touched my heart because of my broken ankle. It still hurts and I know that I can do it! God has taken care of me throughout this whole thing! I know with Him I can do it. Thank you for reminding me to spend more time with God. I know how much better my day goes when I start it with Him. I am taking time away from facebook because it is a big distraction for me.

Anyway Blessings on the rest of your week!
Becky

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CHELBELL95 7/30/2012 8:07PM

    Very inspirational for someone who is new to Spark People. I hope to get to know you more along the way. Thanks for taking in interest in my journey as well.

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THETROUT 7/28/2012 10:19AM

    Thanks for sharing, SuperAchiever. I watched the video, it brought tears to my eyes. I have been suffering with Plantaars Fasciitis for 14 months, so I have a huge hurdle like him. I'm working on it. Seeing a diff. dr. this week, so I'll keep in mind that I need to not let discouragement set in.

As for you, Track your food. Even if you grab something mindlessly, track it as best you can. Not every impulsive bite has to turn your day into disaster. If you are not yet on the exercise bandwagon, go out each day and walk for 10 minutes. Commit to doing that. Don't increase the time until you are in the rhythm of doing 10 minutes.

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JUDSTERF 7/27/2012 5:44PM

    Thanks for sharing - - so fantastic and upbeat,not to mention positive!! emoticon

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MARTHAWILL 7/26/2012 8:12PM

    Thanks for sharing Athur's link. Such a moving, inspirational video. Wow.

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ENDUROVET 7/26/2012 4:46PM

    Something about your "handle" appealed to me; I can't imagine why ;-) ???

I have been on the fence about ordering those yoga DVD's but need SOMETHING to get my mojo back...

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KASEYCOFF 7/26/2012 4:17AM

    Thanks for posting the video links - interesting, useful, and most of all, very inspiring...
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IOWADEB 7/23/2012 10:07PM

    What a journey for you and thank you for sharing Arthur's story.

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LOOKINGUP2012 7/23/2012 10:04AM

    Wonderful how much you are enjoying the Spark journey and seeing changes everywhere.

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SPARKFRAN514 7/22/2012 11:20PM

    sounds like some days you were meeting meet your self coming and going its great you are working on slowing down its so hard to slow down but you can do it

glad you are enjoying your time at Spark i agree its s great place to make great friends who are on the same trail as you to learn how to eat and be healthy and get the word diet out of our vocabulary you are a great friend and a have great incite into how to change how we eat. thank you for the link those are are so helpful thank you for asking me to join your tram which i have it sounds like a great team and the challenges are some thing i need to keep going so now i have two great teams to get Sparking along to my goal. looking forward to making so new Spark friends and tools to get to my goal emoticon

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KING_SLAYER 7/22/2012 9:52PM

    Overcoming being a workaholic can be a tough nut to crack. Congratulations on making some headway on that front. Just keep drinking water, moving and stay on top of the tracking and you'll see the numbers come down.

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A-NEW-TARA 7/22/2012 9:37PM

    You are such a great source of inspiration and support. Your friendship holds more meaning for me than you could possibly know. Like you I've backed away from a social life for many years now and it is people like you that have given me the confidence to get out there again, to live my life and not sit here at home waiting to life to be over. I love your spirit, your humor, your kindness and the time you take to make each one of us feel special. Thank you for all you do and I'm glad you are taking time for you.

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SUNRISE14 7/22/2012 8:34PM

    Thank you for sharing friend! You are doing so much for others i am really proud of your successes! Thank you for being on the team GOD ANSWERS PRAYER AND FOR BEING MY FRIEND ! The last month and 1/2 has been the toughest i think i have ever went thru in my life ! My eye sight at a distance is leaving me quickly but i can still see when things are close to me if i take my glasses off. My vision is 20/70 and 20/80 but i know my God has a plan for me ! Whatever it is i want to shine bright for him. Please pray for me ! GOD BLESS YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR SPARK ! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATLADYX8 7/22/2012 7:39PM

    Great blog and you are doing a great job on the teams. I appreciate all your support and all that you give to others here on SP.

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KALANTHA 7/22/2012 6:21PM

    You sure picked the right screen name for yourself! Way to go!

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1COUNTRY_GAL 7/22/2012 5:19PM

    What a joy it has been to meet you and to read your blog,in 4 months you have accomplished so much,it gives me joy to see such a beautiful person you are and to give of yourself.God is proud of you and knows your heart and it is beautiful.Always remember how important you are and to make YOUrself a priority too.You are worth it.I am wishing you all the best on your healthy lifestyle journeys,have fun enjoy the Journey emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonDiana emoticon

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MOM-MOM8 7/22/2012 4:41PM

    emoticon for the month of helping others and working with the teams! Just don't forget yourself. emoticon emoticon

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EDITOR 7/22/2012 4:16PM

    I am so glad to catch up with you! It has been a strong month for you and you have been so busy giving to others. God is pleased and mostly that He is a priority again. Sparkers are a great bunch and by glong to certain blogs and reading them, I feel closer than ever to online people. It is my socializing that gives me the freedom to have friends and an outlet for the need to gather together.

I hope you do well with the exercise and weight loss for the remainder of the month. I am sure you will. Thanks for opening yourself up to others and to how God can use you.

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J0ETTE 7/22/2012 4:10PM

    Yay! So much accomplished. Very proud of you!

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ANGRITTER 7/22/2012 4:09PM

    Good for you!

I am also a person who refuses many social events just because I don't like the way I look, or am in such a depression I can't get out of bed. SP is saving my life, along with yogurt - gotta give yogurt it's props!

I am so happy to hear that you took the step to co-lead several groups. Keeps you buys and makes you feel like you've accomplished something not just for yourself but for the sake of others as well. Almost like doing charity work, but you get more benefit from this as well. Congratulations to you! Proud of you!!

With changes comes challenges and you seem more than ready to do your part. I've only been on here since 6/18 and I can tella major difference. The biggest one being breaking my leg walking. Guess that osteoarthritis is right in front of my face right now!! Can't wait to get this splint off and a cast on - or just an aircast. I just know that it is too HOT to be wrapped up in bandages!!!

Enjoy your coming month and all the fun stuff that comes with it! Keep moving forward!

Angela

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Month Three Here At SP

Thursday, June 28, 2012

All I can say is WOW! I can not believe the results I am already experiencing since coming on board with SP!

I have lost an additional 3 pounds this month so far and I still have two days in the month to go. I'd like to believe that I have more pounds lost by that time but we'll see!

In addition to the weight loss, I have made so many wonderful friends and buds, have been able to help where it's needed as they have me, and I have become myself again.

I have not been myself for a long, long time. I've known this but couldn't bring myself to trying to change for the better. SP has made it sooooooo easy for me to start with no stress or strain involved, there was no way that I couldn't give it a try here.

I instantly held myself accountable and proclaimed it to the first few teams I became involved with. They were so supportive and kept me on the straight and narrow that even being held accountable was easier than I have ever encountered elsewhere.

I am overjoyed with SP and with how they truly are an answer to many, many of us that are seeking to be better selves.

All I can say is my third month has opened many doors to many friends and buddies and I have learned soooooo much.

It's great to have goodies and earn those wonderful points but SP is much more than that.

If you haven't started yet or are concerned about whether this will work for you .... take it from me ..... from someone that gave up a long time ago to try to be a better me ...... SP seems to do the impossible. All you need to do is to TRY IT! Give it an honest try and you will not be disappointed with your results. All I can say besides that is just remember one word as you start out ...... CONSISTENCY!!!! That's what it's all about. Not long, grudging workouts but small steps, small amounts of time but over a daily and consistent effort.

Write me if you can prove me wrong.

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BONNIEBELLE2 10/12/2012 7:30PM

    emoticon emoticon You're doing great!

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KHALIA2 9/22/2012 1:02AM

  You have it , girl! Start small, be consistent.

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WE_PA_FIT 9/7/2012 9:51AM

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this CAN be done!!!!
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FITITGIRL 9/7/2012 5:14AM

    Consistency is the Key !!

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DOTTY7267 8/28/2012 9:42AM

    So true!

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SUPERACHIEVER 8/26/2012 12:11AM

    thanks everybody for your wonderful comments. I've fallen a bit behind due to my work constraints and want to apologize to everyone I haven't connected with yet regarding their comments. Hope you can understand.

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IAMHERETOWIN 8/25/2012 7:32PM

    Love this blog. Thanks for sharing.

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MAMA_CD 8/14/2012 9:23PM

    Great Blog, encouraging, inspiring emoticon

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BAFISHER1 8/8/2012 1:46PM

    Great Blog and you have already inspired me. I just started this week. emoticon

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PICKLES84 8/6/2012 9:53AM

    Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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GDY2SHUZ 8/4/2012 11:21PM

    You are an inspiration! emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLINGME176 8/4/2012 4:54PM

    I can't or won't prove you wrong! You are RIGHT on target! I feel EXCATLY the same way, thanks for putting it into words for me/us!

Sparkles,
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LESCANTOONOW 8/2/2012 3:13PM

  Hi! SUPERACHIEVER,

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK YOU ARE DOING. AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR POST!

ALL THE BEST TO YOU,
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EMILYANDALEXAND 8/1/2012 4:29PM

  Good Job....you are an inspiration emoticon

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DMF2012 8/1/2012 11:27AM

    Congrats!

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WHITEANGEL4 7/31/2012 9:41PM

    You have learned a lot in 3 months. Little steps.....that was my secret to success. Meeting little goals and the encouragement from all my team buds. This is an awesome site and available to everyone. I have enjoyed my time here. It makes me more committed to my success. I always had my Hubby cheering for me but for some reason others around me just did not encourage me on. I believe it is because the secretly wanted to do it but not do the work. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

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MAYAQUINTERO 7/31/2012 5:26PM

    Excellent comments and you are absolutely right... I feel the same way!!! thank you for sharing.... emoticon

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POETICJUSTUS 7/31/2012 1:21PM

    Fantastic blog & congratulations. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4C_DIVA 7/31/2012 8:08AM

    Congrats on your success!! What an inspiration!

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VXWALL1942 7/30/2012 10:15PM

    What more can I say....? By jove, I think you've GOT it!

vicki

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REGILIEH 7/30/2012 2:52AM

    WTG!!!

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SGTSUNNY 7/29/2012 6:40PM

    Thank you for posting. Great job on the weight loss. Spark People rocks!

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JMORRIS85 7/29/2012 1:53AM

    Great blog Congratulations on all of your successes. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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CYPATAYLOR2 7/28/2012 7:55PM

  Thanks for your inspiring Blog. SP is great! Thanks for sharing:) Good luck in reaching your goals emoticon

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LEBARRON1 7/28/2012 7:14PM

    Congrads to you too,i like your story,i have lost 10lbs any need to lose more buti am staying with it,i know that staying with it helps too. Debra sue

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    Congratulations on the pounds down! You are so right about SP support and consistency. emoticon

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TPETRIE 7/28/2012 2:49PM

  Awesome thanks for sharing.

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LIMIG2 7/28/2012 11:58AM

    Execellente!

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Absolutely correct!!

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LIBBYFITZ 7/28/2012 9:13AM

    Totally agree consistency pays off!

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MANILUS 7/28/2012 12:32AM

    Excellent post, so happy you found something that works for you! All the best and keep up the great work!!!

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SOCDIRECTOR 7/27/2012 11:55PM

    So inspiring! Thanks for posting!!

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CADILLACSMITH 7/27/2012 10:40PM

  Such an inspiration...thank you!!! I start my journey tomorrow and am thankful to have read your blog. I have tried and failed so many times and been so discouraged but have found hope from your post.

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LADYAFTERGOD 7/27/2012 7:57PM

    Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing.
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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 7/27/2012 7:53PM

    I'm so proud of you! Sparkpeople really is the best! I'm so glad we are Spark friends so we can be of encouragement to each other! Keep up your positive attitude. You're doing great!

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NEWCHINELO 7/27/2012 7:39PM

    This is very true . . .CONSISTENCY,this is my 4th month and it seems am dreaming when people comment on how trim i look.I know that the secret is my being consistent with my 30 minutes exercise 5 times a week.

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KELLY112469 7/27/2012 7:23PM

  great job

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MARYHENNIG 7/27/2012 7:20PM

  Just keep at it...you are certainly on the right track!

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MOMKAT4310 7/27/2012 4:58PM

    A fellow Sparker told me yesterday, One decision at a time. Great work, congratulations. Lots of support here.
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EMILYDOODLE 7/27/2012 3:43PM

  emoticon emoticon way to go, one day at a time!

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    emoticonGreat to see you as WEEK OF 07/26/2012 FEATURED BLOG POST

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GRAMSROC 7/27/2012 2:59PM

  These sort of blog really inspire me and I seem to need a lot of inspiration.

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