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A SparkOprah Call for Help - MomNGuitarMan

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I read this today from my Spark Buddy, MOMNGUITARMAN:

"I worked really hard at keeping everyone at arms length. No one ever bothered to try to figure out why. If they had maybe they would have figured out that I was afraid of being hurt. I am the only person in my family who is overweight. I have been fat since I was 6 yrs old. My mom constantly tried to force me on diets (unsuccessfully, no one can do this for me). She never hid the fact that she was ashamed of my appearance. It didn't matter if my grades were good. If I helped someone. Nothing else mattered, just my weight."

As if that wasn't enough on her plate, she also has a special needs daughter who keeps her days and nights full. She is trying to find her way and build a healthier, happier person. And we all know how tough that can be in the early stages.

I'm asking my Spark Buddies to swoop in with the magic encouragement and support. You can read the blog here:

And you can find her Spark Page here:

If I'm right, she is about to be overwhelmed with an outpouring of Spark Buddy support. And man, that's a great thing.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ONEWAYSTREET 1/28/2011 11:15PM

  Have been & gone..& left emoticon

It always amazes me how much some can endure. Thanks for sharing the "gift of giving" John.

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TEENY_BIKINI 1/27/2011 11:50AM




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GRACEISENUF 1/26/2011 4:31PM

    Stopped by and left some love.

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KNITTABLES 1/26/2011 3:12PM


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VRCATON 1/26/2011 1:00PM

    You rock John ... already went and gave her some encouragement ... I love Sparkpeople!

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BOVEY63 1/26/2011 12:56PM

    It is so wonderful how bring these people to our attention so that we can help.

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PURPLE180 1/26/2011 12:31PM

    You are awesome. I will so my support. We all need it, sometimes more than others. :-)

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PATTK1220 1/26/2011 12:03PM

    Done! Thank you for taking on the role of SparkOprah!

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JUDYFRANCE 1/26/2011 11:53AM

    I'm always inspired by those who endure extraordinary things. She is one of those people.

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FREES1 1/26/2011 11:19AM

    thanks John - thanks for bringing us this gift of a woman!

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ESTEPHENSON2 1/26/2011 11:16AM


I'm going to get to work on that SDJ theme music!

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ARCHIMEDESII 1/26/2011 11:01AM

    I emoticon Oprah !

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NANAPATTYB 1/26/2011 10:57AM

    Just finished commenting on her blog and hope it helps. Thanks for letting me know. she is one very amazing lady. Hats off to her.

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TWOTIMESS 1/26/2011 10:48AM

On my way...

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