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My Day In Nashville

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


You get to read about me twice in one day......... Lucky You emoticon

The people I went to see in Nashville this morning hadn't physically seen me since late December. When they walked into the lobby to greet me there were like OMG!!!

I got to Spread The Spark. emoticon

They wanted to know what I was doing and I was pretty sane and rational. I think I only got all gushy once or twice. Okay maybe three or four times. Alright, most of the time I was there!!!

When we sat down for lunch, everyone was watching me. This business is a hotel and so it had its own restaurant. I perused the menu and ordered a club sandwich and a side of fresh fruit. My two lunch mates ordered the same LOL

I drove home, which is about a two hour drive and instead of going home I went straight to the gym. Go me!!! Got my workout in. That is usually a struggle with me after day trips because I just want to sort of collapse. Today I worked out.

This has been a red letter day



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BOOKAPHILE 4/21/2010 10:24AM

    I know what you mean about people who haven't seen you for a long time. I've lost about 25 pounds since last November. I went to my regular Dr. checkup in March, and he was so impressed that he said he wouldn't let me leave until I told him what I was doing. I told him "portion control and exercise enabled considerably by the free website" He wrote it down and said he was going to go take a look.
It feels good to spread the spark because someone else really wants the information.

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CMBELISLE 4/21/2010 9:07AM

    It's so much fun to spread the spark! Sounds terrific!

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SPARKLE1908 4/21/2010 8:39AM

    That's wonderful that you got to spread the Spark and that they were watching your food choices...they saw results and will probably follow your lead!!!!

And extra kudos for getting to the gym!!! That shows your determination....

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AMABILE75 4/21/2010 7:18AM

    I'm so glad that you had a nice trip. It is always nice to meet up with people who haven't seen you since you lost weight! It makes you feel good while giving you a chance to spread that Spark! emoticon emoticon

I'm so proud of you for going to the gym after your trip. That is not always easy to do but you did it. emoticon

I hope you have a wonderful day today my friend. Thanks for being you!


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FERNASHES 4/21/2010 3:37AM

    Congratulations on doing so well today and spreading the Spark! Impressive, keep it up! :)

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BELLAMIMI1 4/21/2010 12:27AM

    As we say to the young people in the family when they do something positive and good for themselves and/or others (such a good tool for the potty-training toddlers! LOL) - GOOD JOB!

What a fantabulous day for you!

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WEEZIE1122 4/20/2010 10:49PM

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TEDYBEAR2838 4/20/2010 9:04PM


Feeling good, getting input from long time friends and ordering the right foods, set you right up for the GYM.

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KATIEGLEN012 4/20/2010 8:52PM

    Gushy is what we love about you!

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MUGGLE_MOM 4/20/2010 8:12PM

    What a fabulous day! I am so happy for you!!!!

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GEEMAWEST 4/20/2010 8:07PM

    Go You!!

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STORMTMB 4/20/2010 7:52PM

    I remember your post when you saw clients who were presumably afraid to ask about your weight loss and you were so disappointed. I'm so glad that these folks were able to share your joy. Sounds like an awesome day.

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JJSSKINNYGIRL 4/20/2010 7:18PM

    You had a perfect day!!! You where able to infect some other people with the Spark bug!! Way to go!! And the Gym after a long car ride, wow that takes strength. Most people just want to go to sleep after a ride like that. WTG!!!


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KATHERYNP 4/20/2010 7:11PM

    Thanks for sharing that great story. I am hooked on your blogs and love hearing all the positives and wisdoms you share. Glad I came across your blog. Thanks!!
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HONORINGGOD 4/20/2010 6:58PM

    way to go john i love seeing people that have not seen you in months. first they think your sick lol.then they want to know more so i testify what God has done for me . open door &im going in amen .keep up the great job your doing emoticon

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WANDAH3 4/20/2010 6:55PM

    You Rock John! I'll bet you are feeling on top of the world. Woo Hoo!


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GIRANIMAL 4/20/2010 6:54PM

    Yay for you, John! Getting to show off a bit, both your progress and your "secret weapon" (smart food choices), must have made for a rather exciting day! Add in the workout after the travel, and emoticon


So proud of you.

I spread the Spark at my love's going away party on Sunday. It felt awkward, because it was to the girlfriend of one of his friends, whom I'd never met before. But she initiated the conversation and seemed eager for the help, so I shared away! We talked about family food traditions and pressure - all the stuff that can be found here. I found myself hoping even after the party, about a near-stranger, that it changes her life the way it's helped change mine. That's some powerful stuff! Don't ya just love SparkPeople?



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MINENA1 4/20/2010 6:33PM

    YAYYYY for spreading the spark!! emoticon

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CINDYC53 4/20/2010 6:31PM

    Such good feelings to reinforce all the good choices you are making! Thanks for sharing your great day -
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DUTCHIEKIWI 4/20/2010 6:24PM

    You have conquered another hurdle and turned it into a milestone!!!

Well done John!

Rock on, Spark hard!



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DOLLIE6 4/20/2010 6:20PM

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JCDROLSHAGEN 4/20/2010 6:18PM

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Glad you had a great day!

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JAE_HENNINGTON 4/20/2010 5:57PM

  Isn't it great when we can share something that we are so passionate about. Isn't it great when we share something that will actually enhance somebody else's life. Glad you had a good day. File this day away and when you start to feel a little down.. pull it out and smile and enjoy that good feeling all over again..Very proud of you John

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DOLLBABE56 4/20/2010 5:55PM

    Acknowledging how great you look must have made you feel so proud of all the good work you have done. And you should be proud. Spreading the Spark and then lunch. Going to the gym.... I guess there just is nothing like the feeling when you are working out and knowing that it is all worth it. You/me/we are worth all of it.

Well, we may have a few new Spark recruits thanks to you! I'm so happy for you.

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PINETREEGIRL 4/20/2010 5:50PM

    What a great day! You must be so pleased with you.

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CLOTHEDINLOVE 4/20/2010 5:47PM

    WOOHOO!!! I mean, emoticon

Seeing people for the first time since you've lost weight is the coolest thing!

And way to show them how to order that food. Go you!

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CATHERINEL66 4/20/2010 5:47PM

    Kudos to you on going right to the gym! You go guy!

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