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The Spark People Experience


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Giving credit where it's due...

Life since I lost 60lbs and kept it off has been an amazing journey. I blogged about my 2 Year Journey to Wellness called "2 Years And Still Going Strong" on my blog at http://www.blackandi.com/2010/
07/two-years-still-going-s
trong-repost/ on my two year anniversary in the making of a better me. I talk about how I reached my weight loss goals and what it took to actually get there.

There were many avenues I took on my journey and I think that the best avenue I took was joining up with Spark People when I started my journey and then revisiting the site, loving it and riding with it ever since. I think that if it were not for this site that I would not have became or stayed successful. Motivation is key to keeping one focused on the goal, fighting for the goal, and to reach the goal. I joined a bunch of weight loss sites and forums at the beginning of my journey and I found my motivation here at Spark People and today I still find it a motivational place and now that I think about it, it's why I come back everyday and I stay on on it all day. LOL! I'm literally on here all day.

I just wanted to give a shout out to Spark People for being here, for being FREE to use (although I'd pay to use it if they started charging), for having all of these wonderful tools and resources to help with weight loss, fitness and attaining motivation, to having the best coaches around --

*hugs and thanks to Coach Nicole for creating those exercise demos and those 10 minute workouts where I started getting my feet wet with fitness)

*hugs and thanks to Coach Jen for getting back to me whenever I have a problem with the Spark Community forums and for personally answering any questions I may have when I have them.

*hugs and thanks to Coach Tanya for being there for the High Blood Pressure team and personally guiding us through.

I also want to shout out all of my Spark Friends (you all contribute to the new and future me), to all of the lovely people on my teams and who are also on other teams I participate in (I've learned a lot from you all) and also to those on here who have inspired me in so many ways and who still inspire me to do better. The power of the Spark Pages is incredible. Spark People are an amazing bunch of people.

Lastly, I'd like to give credit to where it is due and say that Spark People helped to change my life. I feel like I am part of something big when I'm here. I feel like I can do anything and be the person I want to be just by being here. I know there are others who feel like me here so what I'm saying is real.

Thank you Spark People!
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GLOW8211 11/22/2010 8:48AM

    Congratulations on reaching your goal!! You inspired me so..... I am leaving the computer now .... to go do my exercises and you've given me the desire to CHANGE IT UP!! emoticon emoticon AND emoticon for your Support!! emoticon

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TYEASLEY 11/20/2010 8:58PM

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WILLBOYWONDER 11/18/2010 10:12AM

    Congratulations on all of your progress. The Spark experience helped me to be more successful. I am at my goal and just working on maintaining it. I think for me, the reason why Spark was so helpful to me was because I always felt as if I was on a pedastal and peopel were watching me. I'm glad though, and I feel like a million bucks. Good luck on your continued success.

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NEED2DROP50 10/4/2010 6:47PM

    Congrats on your two years! You certainly are a motivation to me and I'm glad you're here on Sparkpeople!

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MS_SWEETHEART 9/30/2010 1:01AM

    Congratulations! After reading this, I'm excited about starting my own journey. emoticon emoticon

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DS9KIE 9/22/2010 4:22PM

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DARLENEK04 9/22/2010 3:30PM

  Great blog girlfriend. I know we don't get to talk much
but I still think of you and keep cheering you onward.

Hugs,
Darlene

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KAYEREADER 9/22/2010 2:16PM

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ANNIEDS 9/22/2010 1:45PM

    Couldn't have put it better.

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It's people like you who make it what it is.

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Annie

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BOBBIENORTHERN 9/22/2010 1:21PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon sparkpeople is truly an awesome place to be to make and keep goals

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MASSPEACH 9/22/2010 11:33AM

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who's on this site all day long! I hope I'll be able to make a similar blog post in two years emoticon

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ROSEWCI 9/22/2010 11:29AM

    Congratulations on your success!

I'm a new member to SP but I feel the same sense of awe & pride as you...being a part of this community has totally changed my life! I've met so many wonderful people here! People who are motivated, inspiring, supportive, excited, enthusiastic, & encouraging! It's an awesome place to be!

Thanks for sharing your feelings, & again... emoticon

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