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Sharing some exciting news!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

First of all... emoticon Hooray for my first blog entry! I want to let all of my Spark friends know about this exciting opportunity that was presented to me.

I was asked to share my story of losing 175 lbs. with all*you magazine as part of their Special Health issue. (even though I'm not finished my weight-loss yet) They are featuring several SparkPeople success stories. The issue will be on news stands exclusively at WalMart on January 14, 2011.

That's me on the cover... the one wearing the blue shirt in the row of women on the bottom.

I am so thrilled to have been involved because it was my chance to share some of my weight-loss journey with people who are going through the same things I did. It is my sincerest hope that sharing my experience will help someone get through their rough spot or maybe even encourage someone to get started! That would be such an indescribable feeling!

I'm not sure what the writers decided to use of my story. I only hope that they chose the best parts...the ones that say...Hey, you can do this! or I'm just a regular person like you and it wasn't easy but it is possible... you just have to work at it!

Thanks for reading my first blog and don't forget to go out and buy this special SparkPeople issue of all*you magazine. I've gotten the most awesome support from being a member of SparkPeople...I luv my SparkFriends, you're THE BEST! You guys ROCK!!!
Sending out some Spark Luv, Dawn emoticon
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CLAUDEM1 10/9/2012 8:06AM

    What an amazing weight loss!

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RETURNTOTHIN 2/18/2012 6:30PM

    What an encouragement. Just looking around at spark pages tonight and ran across yours. What's exciting is that you didn't think that the "diet" would be over, but that this would be a lifetime of getting healthier and staying thinner.....
So glad they picked your story for the magazine, I will have to check that issue out.

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BEESPARKLE 5/8/2011 12:25PM

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PEARL-LADY 4/9/2011 3:26PM

    Congratulations! an inspiration to those of us that are starting on our weight loss journey.....hopefully one day we will be there where you are now!

Lesley

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LUTHUNAA 3/27/2011 9:36PM

    Congratulation :) ... emoticon

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USFBULL 3/20/2011 11:15PM

    Nice work and nice reward emoticon emoticon

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PRESHA811 3/17/2011 6:36PM

    Congratulations!!

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SHARBABY123 3/16/2011 6:47PM

    Congratulations on your successful weight loss and how exciting to be featured in a magazine! emoticon

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NEWDDLE1 3/16/2011 1:17PM

    emoticon on your very exciting news, Dawn. emoticon

Way to go on sticking to it. That's emoticon .

And congrats on contributing to Spark by your participation and by this recognition!

Russ

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ALICERIEGER 3/16/2011 11:01AM

    You are an amazing woman and a shining example to all of us.

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SHUFFMAN126 3/16/2011 10:43AM

    Congratulations! Seeing someone accomplish such a huge achievement makes my goal seem very doable :-)

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MEADSBAY 3/16/2011 9:05AM

    Congrats to you on your amazing success!
You deserve to be featured in a magazine and to be today's MOD!
Enjoy another day of fame!

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BEVCATS101 3/16/2011 8:41AM

    Congratulations, what an amazing job, You look great

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VTORIA3 3/16/2011 7:00AM

    Congratulations!

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3SISTERS 3/16/2011 5:04AM

    Way to go!!!!!!!

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HONORINGGOD 3/1/2011 10:12PM

    your an inspiration emoticon

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CREATIVEKATHY 2/13/2011 3:11PM

  Way to go! You are my hero, I have 50 pounds to drop and reading your story makes me feel I have a good chance to write my story with the same success. You should be so proud of yourself. emoticon

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TOMEETMYGOAL 2/2/2011 10:21PM

    That is so awesome!!! You look great in all your pictures!! You are such an inspiration!! emoticon emoticon

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 2/1/2011 9:36AM

    Awesome! I checked out your pictures--what a transformation you have made. You look great and should be so proud of what you have accomplished. Good luck on the last part of your weight loss journey. I have lost 148 lbs., and want to lose another 20, so I know what you're talking about. Every pound is a struggle now, it's like it just CLINGS to you and doesn't want to let go! LOL! Good luck to us both!

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DARKTHOR 1/31/2011 11:02AM

    You are so deserving. Congratulations!

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DAWNOFCHANGE 1/26/2011 8:58PM

    You've done an amazing job so far! Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment.

I haven't got the magazine yet, but hope to before they're all gone.

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HEART2HOME 1/24/2011 4:33PM

    I picked this up the other night--although I knew that it was about SparkPeople, I didn't know ahead of time who was in it. I was very happy to see you in it. emoticon
Congratulations on it and also on the 10 pound loss for January!! emoticon

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SUSIEMT 1/24/2011 10:39AM

    I bought the magazine and it is a keeper!

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TOUGHENUFF 1/18/2011 11:34PM

    Congrats! emoticon THAT'S AWESOME!!!!

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TEDDYBEARFRIEND 1/16/2011 8:40PM

    This is soooooo awesome!! I cannot wait to get my copy! I'm adding it to my list so I don't miss it. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us! (((HUGS))))~ Molly :-)

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RAINYFRIDAY 1/16/2011 6:35PM

    Amazing!

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BELLALUCIA 1/16/2011 6:29PM

    Congratulations!

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SHELLEY147 1/16/2011 6:27PM

    emoticon on the honor of being profiled in All You!! ~hugs~

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PIANOANGELWINGS 1/16/2011 12:32PM

    Thanks for this blog emoticon My Spark Friend told me about this article. My husband is out shopping right now and I told him to pick it up for me. Congratulations...It will certainly motivate me to keep right on going with my weight loss. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks to DONNAJZ2421 for telling me about your inspiring blog post. emoticon emoticon

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GRACIOUSGRAPE 1/16/2011 9:46AM

    Congratulations! You are a cover girl! Awesome job on weight loss. How exciting and motivating for the rest of us!

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DONNAJZ4241 1/16/2011 9:27AM

    Definitely something to look forward to. I'm stuck in the house with a broken elbow and can't do anything. I'm going to get it today one way or another. Congratulations!!!

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SHERLYN-WILL 1/16/2011 8:33AM

    THANKS for sharing this... I have not seen this magazine before! I will be buying it! CONGRATULATIONS on being selected to be in it!

Now.. I wanna go to Wally world and get it! 25 mi. away!


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ALESHIA675 1/16/2011 12:14AM

    I will definitely be purchasing the magazine. How did you get the motivation to exercise? Were you always an active person?

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SOUL_LOVE 1/14/2011 12:37PM

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YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRING!

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CATIEBELLE 1/13/2011 11:46PM

    I am going to try and find this issue tomorrow. Thanks for telling when it will be on sale. Congratulations on your weight loss success.

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SHERRY257 1/13/2011 8:23PM

    That is so awesome! I am going to go buy it tomorrow! Thanks for sharing! Bravo! That is so inspirational! emoticon emoticon

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TOOTHFUL99 1/13/2011 6:54PM

    I just so happen to be planning to go to Walmart tomorrow. Now, I have even more reason to go! You can bet I'll be picking up your magazine!!

Congratulations on your weight loss and your notoriety!

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LASARRE 1/13/2011 4:34PM

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COOKWITHME65 1/13/2011 11:09AM

    Congrats. If it was the 14th I'd run out and get it right now. I will look for it this weekend. emoticon

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TREASURINGLIFE 1/13/2011 8:46AM

    Wooo-whoooo!! That's awesome!! :)

- Michelle

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CHALLENGER15 1/13/2011 7:25AM

    Fantastic! I will be sure to pick on up!

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BILL60 1/13/2011 6:46AM

    Super Congratulations!! A very well deserved honor. One correction. You are not a regular person. Your are a very special individual who has worked like few could ever work, to be where she's at right now. I'm truly honored to have you as a buddy. Hang very tough!!

Bill

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WENDYSPARKS 1/13/2011 5:27AM

    Congratulations!!

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DRB13_1 1/13/2011 5:11AM

    When you blog, you REALLY have news to share! emoticon
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NEWANNC 1/13/2011 4:54AM

    Congratulations!Losing 175lbs is awesome!

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1BEACHWALKER 1/13/2011 4:47AM

    Wow- that is great news...not only for you, but for SP!! Congrats! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CELESTIAL1981 1/13/2011 3:44AM

    Awesome! I will be on the lookout for it! Congrats!

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CLSYLADY 1/13/2011 3:31AM

    How sweet is that!?! Congratulations on your success and for being included in this magazine. What an honor and privilege.

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