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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Let's make 2011 our healthiest year ever

Reflect, Recommit, and Reignite your Spark

As I look back over the past year I can hardly believe that I have been at Spark for over 3 years now.

As I think of the new year approaching Resolutions come to mind, so I did some searching as I was preparing the weekly challenge for the walk/run team. Here is what I found out:

A resolution is defined as "A commitment made to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous", according to Wikipedia.

emoticon sounds an awful lot like the Spark philosophy. I don't know about you, but this excites me that I am at the right place to learn, grow, and continue being healthy while meeting some awesome people along the way.

I can't beging to tell you how many times I set new years resolutions during my lifetime, only to have them last a few months or so. When I found Spark this all begin to turn around, slowly but surely and I am pleased to say my resolutions have been a continuos journey toward health and happiness - no more broken resolutions, but learning from life experiences and pushing on.

If you are new emoticon. One small step at a time. If you have been here awhile - recommit along with me to living healthy.

I am regenerating my spark - won't you join me?

Support your teams by sharing - Leaders spend a lot of time and energy to keep the groups active.

Reflect, Recommit, and Reignite your Spark for the coming year.

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    2117 days ago
  • EUNIQ3
    I will be reigniting my spark today!!!
    2300 days ago
    Two emoticon emoticon for this post!
    2324 days ago
    I just read your blog and it is almost a reflection of my current situation. I've been on SP for 3 years. I had lost 50 lbs., but I gained it back after the sudden death of my mother. I have recommitted and rebounded this year. I'm working out every day, I'm eating better, I'm making healthier lifestyle choices, I'm parking farther away from the store, from school, taking the stairs instead of the elevator. So far I'm down about 17lbs. I'm excited. What a wonderful blog you wrote. I'm with you on recommitting!!!! emoticon
    2327 days ago
    good blog!
    2358 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement. I so needed to read this today. I have been trying to reignite myself and began the process, but am feeling a little doubt way in the back of my head. Looking for inspiration, I came across your blog and feel ready to move forward. Thank you.
    2374 days ago
    better late than never. here i go!
    thanks for the blog and challenge.
    2375 days ago
    emoticon Let's so this! emoticon for the push forward!
    2380 days ago
    Congratulations on your success in all the achievements that you have made and thinking positive to keeping your resolutions for the new year.

    You have to play hard an be strong if you want to succeed in life like people have told me in the past.

    I have been with Spark People since last October and they have made a difference in my life as well. Wish I knew about them a year ago.

    But the main thing that has helped me the most with Spark People is the exercises they have to offer and the articles
    on which foods to eat and not to eat. So I have succeeded my-
    self in following up with Spark People as well.

    So keep up the good work and keep that positive attitude on
    looking and feeling your best.

    emoticon emoticon
    2384 days ago
    Love it! Great post!
    2389 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts
    Like the Reflect Recommit Reignite slogan
    We all need the support and encouragment to keep trying one more day
    May God Bless as you continue on your journey
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    2392 days ago
    I have never been so committed!!
    2392 days ago
  • CAZ5346
    emoticon for this. I'm not losing as fast as I want, your message has inspired me to keep going.
    2395 days ago
    Hi everyone i am recommiting starting on feb.1,2011
    2399 days ago
  • KORT77
    Thank you
    2400 days ago
    Sure am with you on this one Nancylee, I feel reignited. You know normally with a snowstorm coming I would just stay inside and watch, while hubby shovelled. Today I will shovel and make a snowlady, have fun and get some exercise at the same time. It's my regular day off the gym, but this is fun stuff.

    All about moving, eating write and being accountable. Luv to see that little ticker moving further from the start line emoticon

    2405 days ago
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    2405 days ago
    This is January 20, 2011. I am recommitting to getting back on the SP trail and meeting some goals. What inspires me the most are my helpful SP friends and my team Pain into Gain along with seeing my progress in losing the weight. I try not the make the latter a big deal, but it really is pretty important to me. I want to be healthier in the years to come. I won my battle against cancer (cancer free for 9 years) and I can will this battle of the bulge. I am no quitter.
    2406 days ago
    hello !
    I'm a new from Vietnam. Thanks for your encouragement , I'll try my best to get my tarlet :)
    Thanks again :)
    2407 days ago
    Discipline and determination is the key
    2407 days ago
  • CATHY724
    I am ready to recommit. I started over on Monday Jan.17. And I know that I can do it this time! emoticon
    2407 days ago
    High Five everyone emoticon
    2407 days ago
    It's a day by day journey but we can all get there as long as we continue to keep motivated and keep motivating each other!
    2407 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement! Lost my focus this last month or so and it is time to step my game back up. I have lost 40 lbs so far and now I am on to the next 40 lbs!!! Again Thanks!
    2407 days ago
  • CAZ5346
    I've been a member for a few weeks now and today is the first day I've really been into looking to see what SparkPeople is all about.
    I have a few health issues that prevent me doing a lot of exercising. I do spend time with the peddlar.
    2011 will be my Spark year.

    Carol emoticon
    2408 days ago
    2408 days ago
    Hello, I am brand new this week. I have only followed the program for 3 days now. I have some health issues that prevent me from doing a lot of the excercise programs. I need advice on what to do or substitute different exercises that I can do. I am going to start walking but I am sure that is not enough. Any suggestions ? I am from Southern Delaware. Any one else out there from here? I hope I can even find my way back to this blog. LOL Thank you all in advance for any help you might offer.
    Cindi........In Slower Lower Delaware
    2408 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    How great to see your blog featured. emoticon
    2409 days ago
    "Let's make 2011 our healthiest year ever"..

    Well said... i plan to make this year the healthiest year ever... :) emoticon
    2409 days ago
  • JAMY130
    I am also committed to feigniting my spark and recommitted to make accomplishments this year.Thanks for the light.
    2409 days ago
    I have also started my journey over. I had to start with forgiveness to my self! I will have a great year this year! emoticon
    2409 days ago
    I like your blogs! I want to know someone from Mass. where you are getting as much snow as us in ny. and I like your jokes. Lorraine emoticon
    2409 days ago
  • 7252LOU
    I am also new this month, motivation and continued motivation is the key and you've said it well!
    2409 days ago
    Very motivating Blog. I only joined Spark People in May of 2010 however I did it for all of the wrong reasons. Now I am a lot more involved and trying to get myself back on track for a long term commitment to myself.
    2409 days ago
  • CWILCOX007
    Well said Nancy!
    2409 days ago
    I am getting started again this week. I only gained 5 lbs over the holidays but it feels like 20. I'm going to get back on track with my exercise and eating healthy.
    2409 days ago
    I am trying very hard to reignite my spark. I have been away for quite some time but for health reasons this year I am committed to taking and keeping off the weight I need too. I am going to become more active in posting and being committed. Thank you.
    2409 days ago
    Hi I am new here JUST THIS MONTH and I am committed to join everyone. and challange
    2409 days ago
    I am committed to reigniting my spark. Thanks for the motivation!! emoticon
    2409 days ago
  • JULIEM77
    I am committed to making the most of my Spark Account and to work with the Spark Community in reaching all our goals.

    Thank you for the motivational blog :)
    2410 days ago
  • GIVEUP30
    I want to start over on my journey to start loosing again but decided on March to do that for have taxes and things to worry about now as I eat my raw veggie and eat healthy and exercise.. emoticon on your journey..
    2410 days ago
    Thank you for this inspring blog, and I will join you in this challenge! emoticon
    2410 days ago
    Love your post/challenge. Very motivational. I am doing my best this year to exercise more along with my family. My husband and I are walking/jogging every when we can. I check in with SparkPeople to help keep in on track. Your challenge is a great motivator. emoticon
    2410 days ago
    2410 days ago
    I'm with you Nancy. And I love that Shawshank quote also... great movie!
    2410 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/16/2011 12:17:51 PM
    Hi I am new here about a few months or so and I am committed to join everyone. Lets do it!!!
    2410 days ago
    Spark! yes good philosophy. I am back at it again, hopefully I will stick to it! I've been "away" for a while now, but thankfully I haven't gained any weight, just not eating as healthy as I should. These past holidays did me in! I cannot keep eating like that! OMG Seems once you get into eating "junk" you just want more and more ...... It is true, it is so addictive, Now I want to get back to being addicted to "good and healthy food"! Wishing everone a Happy and HEALTHY New Year. Jean
    2410 days ago
  • SMACE8
    One of my favorite sayings in the movie "The SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION" Hope is a good thing if not the best of things and no good thing ever dies. So keep the faith and it will happen

    2410 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    My commitment is new to sparkpeople and new to me as well. I feel as though I finally found some motivations to push me where I feel they are getting results. All the info I been collecting from various sources are coming together in a way that makes sense for me. I really want this to be a lifestyle change that will stick and when the weight is finally gone that I will have changed enough that I won't gain it all back. I just want to be normal again, so that I can enjoy my life. So thanks for the reminder.
    2410 days ago
    Like many of us I also have problems following my own resolutions to eat healthily and to exercise more, however the encouragement that I get from SparkPeople Community is incredible they are always sending me helpfull information.

    Thank you SparkPeople xx
    2410 days ago
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