Saturday, February 20, 2010
I just love coming up with "different" titles for blogs!
Y'all motivate me every time I read that I am helping someone.
Everybody's program is different, I am no exception. When I started Sparking for real back on March 27, 2008, I wasn't sure what to expect but I knew I had to give this my all.
I felt so stupid doing all the steps in Stage One and only missed doing the collage. Believe me, I have and had all the motivation anyone could ever need to lose this weight - every time I had to help my dad straighten out his 15 medicines I was re-motivated! When he started Dialysis on February 12, 2009, his 86th birthday, I looked at all the people and if you know anyone needing a reason to lose weight and eat better - visit a dialysis unit.
I have read that maintaining weight loss is difficult. No more difficult than breathing with a respirator or having to sit 3-1/2 hours 3 times each week to have your blood filtered.
I am sorry. I don't mean to sound depressing. This is my motivation. I cannot afford the medicines my dad takes daily and I cannot afford private health insurance - so my only alternative - my best alternative - is to remain as healthy as possible, which also means being at a normal weight.
Goodness me, give me a keyboard and I get on a soapbox! Back to "my program."
My Spark Program is of course, using the Nutrition & Fitness Trackers daily. But my program is also to give back to others what I have received here myself. My program is to encourage and support motivationally any members trying to lose this weight! My program is reading blogs, commenting on the friend feeds and offering a hug or a shove depending on what I perceive to be needed.
So now you know what motivates a motivator. Helping others. Every time I reach out to another member it reinforces my own program.
I never get tired of telling anyone that SparkPeople works!