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A Thank you to my SparkFriends

Friday, January 07, 2011

I was going to do a long list on here with names of individuals who have stood out to me, but I really don't want to make it look like I am forgetting others (which I am bound to do). So, I will be sending goodies out later on today to those I need to really send to.

First of all, the positivity on the Friend's Feeds and in the blogs in general have been truly awesome and have relit the Spark in me! I feel like Katy Perry in the video "Firework" which, coincidentally, I watched for the first time while running this morning. I was feeling not too great during my third mile when it came on, and I needed it!

Just like I need all of you. I have been FEEDING off your energy, your motivation, your encouragement, and your want and need to be healthy! Those of you who are struggling, I take from you, too, because I know how easy it is to slide back into being unmotivated and, especially during these winter months, feeling down in the dumps and just not wanting to move.

Someone the other day asked me what it took for me to lose this weight. I said to her, "For my nutrition, Weight Watchers. For fitness, the gym and running. But for everything else, for motivation, for getting my feelings out there, for planning, for EVERYTHING, I turn to Sparkpeople." And that is so true.

I need all of you far more than you need me. And I am grateful to you for that!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BRENDY_28 1/9/2011 5:40AM

    I might have long ago quit without SP!

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PRICANSTINA84 1/8/2011 12:37PM

    so true! i love sp!

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RUNNER12COM 1/8/2011 9:57AM

    Hello, my name is SanDiegoJohn and I'm a Sparkaholic.

*clap* *clap*
Hi, John.
Welcome, John.

It's been less than an hour since I Sparked. And I know I'll Spark again soon. And I have no intention of quitting.

*clap* *clap*
Hooray, John!

(Yeah, it's like that.)

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ILIKECACTI 1/8/2011 9:42AM

    So true! I couldn't stay motivated without SP either!

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MIECHI7 1/7/2011 10:09PM

    Thanks a billion for my bouquet! In reality, I hope you know that you are the source of my, and so many others inspiration! I know how hard it is to be a mommy, wife, sister, daughter, employee, friend, runner, etc. and it takes a special person to keep on, keeping on every day. You seem to do it with ease.

Isn't it amazing how someone we have never met can make such an impact on our lives. I consider it an honor to be your Spark Friend!

Erin emoticon THANK YOU!!

GO BEARS!!! emoticon

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IMSMILEY88 1/7/2011 10:09PM

    What a nice post! Isn't SP great? I'm not sure how I would be doing what I'm doing without SP & all of my great Sparkie friends, either!

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SUGIRL06 1/7/2011 9:44PM

Its so true!

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THEHONESTME 1/7/2011 7:12PM

    Beautifully written, Erin! Thank you for inspiring ME -- I love to read your messages, they are always so positive emoticon

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ROBYN168 1/7/2011 6:58PM

    I couldn't agree more with what you said. It is here that I find not only motivation but honesty.....and I need both.

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RAVENSONG37 1/7/2011 6:34PM

    I dunno Erin, you are a shining light in my life and I need you!! I so cannot wait to meet you in March!!

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DUSTYGIRL25 1/7/2011 6:10PM

    So beautifully stated. Also you are such a wonderful motivator.
Every time I read what you write and see how much you are putting into achieving your goals, it inspires me to work harder. You have so much going on in your life and still find time to help others. Thank YOU for being there for all of us.

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NITELITE72 1/7/2011 5:38PM

    You started motivating me long ago...I hope you know what an inspiration you are to others!!

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ELFITZPA 1/7/2011 5:34PM

    I couldn't agree with you more - I'm in charge of the nutrition and working out but I get my motivation from all our wonderful Sparkfriends!!

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PINKBEANBOO 1/7/2011 5:15PM

    This blog is motivational & so are you. Thank you for being my Sparkfriend.

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EVRLNGFOO 1/7/2011 5:06PM

    emoticon thanks for the kind words! firework gets me going everytime! i added it to my motivational playlist. emoticon

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-POOKIE- 1/7/2011 5:04PM


What a lovely blog! Its nice to get AND give support on here, I often find helping others out keeps me on track as well, and you get it back when you are needing it. Its a wonderful community!

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