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The Spark!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

I received my copy early - it was shipped Priority Mail, and no, I didn't request that or pay for it so it must be another present from SparkGuy!

Several months back I was asked to sign a waiver so they could use something I had written - you know I printed and signed the waiver and mailed it in!

But I told no one because I knew that things change and it was not a guarantee that I would be in the book.

It is quite an honor to be included in a paragraph in a book this size and considering how many members there are here at SparkPeople. So when KENNYWHEELS contacted me yesterday that he found me in The Spark, you know I was elated! I hadn't yet found me on my own. KENNYWHEELS even told me what page, page 39!

I had to trust SparkPeople - I had to let go of my antiquated ideas and trust that SP knew better than me - anyone that has ever taken part in a 12-Step Program will recognize, "I had to let go and let Spark show me the way."

I do not believe I am allowed to put what is in the book here - they do own it now. So just let me say, SparkPeople works!

Sometimes you must take a giant leap of faith to follow the program but SparkPeople works!!

I can't say it enough, SparkPeople works!!! Start today with Stage One of the Spark Program and you too can realize your dreams.

Dreams really can come true! SparkPeople Works!

**Edit for the Bonus Challenge for the SP Spark Your Body BootCamp:
My goal is to tone up more now that I have reached goal weight.
weight 122.4
neck 12.25
chest 35.5
waist 26.5
hips 35
thighs 18.75
calves 14.5

I had to greatly modify the video challenge - just can't hop around so spryly on these old knees. But I purchased some foam interlocking mats yesterday and I'm ready to try again next Sunday!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I have those mats too. They help a lot. I use them when I do WATP too.

Congratulations on being in the book!

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MSMAKEOVER 1/5/2010 4:53PM

    That's just fabulous and so are you. Congrats on all of your accomplishments.....wishing you the best in Bootcamp....I'm there with you.

WTG Linda!!!!!

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LAURAANN821 1/4/2010 8:18AM

    I'm totally impressed, but not at all surprised. You have a fantastic way with words and have demonstrated that Spark really does work!

Oh to have a 26.5" waistline!!! emoticon

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_VALEO_ 1/4/2010 2:52AM

    That's awesome! I'm not surprised that Sparkpeople contacted you, you are a gem here: reached your goal, maintaining it and keep on sparkling and helping others wherever you go.
I couldn't wait to receive my copy, but now I'm very excited to get it and find you through the pages.


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GRALLEN 1/3/2010 8:02PM

    Woohoo, I'm excited Linda! I have the book since last week but haven't even had a chance to look at it yet. I can't wait to get to your part. Heck, I may just cheat and read that page first.

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MESSENE 1/3/2010 5:00PM

    emoticon I read chapter 3 and seen your writing in it emoticon emoticon I was so happy You made into the spark pages! emoticon
Have a wonderful day! emoticon emoticon

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KNITTABLES 1/3/2010 1:36PM

    Wow, great going, now I am going to look you up, Yep their you are. Excellant, Here to more Great things that Sparks has to offer. Enjoy your day. And emoticon

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BETRME100 1/3/2010 1:21PM

    I found you in the book too...even before reading your blog!! You're truly an inspiration to so many of us!!

And yes, SparkPeople works!! emoticon emoticon

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FINDINGREALME 1/3/2010 12:24PM

    LOL I just finished reading that section and was like "Wow! I know someone in the book!" How cool was that.

Kudos to you on the recognition of being the success that you are!!



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WALKINGANNIE 1/3/2010 11:47AM

    Well done you!

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ETHEL_MERMAID 1/3/2010 11:41AM

    Just picked up my brand spankin' new copy and found you there! Your words there really inspired me, too - "One day at a time, one pound at a time!" Those are great watchwords, Linda! emoticon

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MARTY19 1/3/2010 11:03AM

    I found you in the book too. You not only talk the talk, but you have walked the walk and been successful. I am so proud of you.

Love you,

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ASTORRES1 1/3/2010 10:40AM

    WOOHOO linda

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THREEWHALES 1/3/2010 10:21AM

    I know someone famous!
You are so inspiring. Thanks for being my friend here at SP and WT.

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SOPHIADARE 1/3/2010 10:14AM

    Way to go, Linda!

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LOPEYP 1/3/2010 9:51AM

    emoticon Linda. I haven't gotten to page 39 yet but I might take a peek ahead to check out your quote!

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MEADSBAY 1/3/2010 9:49AM

    Now there will be even MORE Sparkies in your fan club!
your #1 fan

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PALESEPT 1/3/2010 9:46AM

    Hi! I'm so proud of you! You're in a book! You know, I was proud be mentioned in a book a long, long time ago:) It was a vampire website directory *giggles*! Yes, way back in the day, I had an extremely popular vampire website... it was a bulletin board type thing. Anyway, they mentioned my website addy in a book and talked about it as well. It was a massive book too!

I'm sure this all means nothing to you, but I just wanted you to know that I know how you feel and that I am very proud of you! I wish that I could get the spark book so that I could see that page 39:)


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