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Thank You!!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

It would take quite a while for me to respond to each of you who have forwarded your support individually, so let me start by doing so here. Thank you ALL for taking the time to read my story, and forwarding your support, sentiments and encouragement my way. This was not a brief nor easy journey. There were definitely times when I tripped up, made pit stops and searched for the quick and easy fix along the way. Nonetheless, I strive to always remind myself how important my goal is and the impact it will have on everything around me - including my health, career and most of all, my son! Furthermore, I have to remember that this is a LIFESTYLE change and look beyond reaching a magic number on the scale. This is my life and no longer simply about weight loss. I'm thankful for my family, friends and having a forum such as Sparkpeople to remind me of that. My journey continues but I am so much happier and now motivated to knock down other barriers in my life that formerly seemed insurmountable. Thanks to Chris, Bruce, Stepfanie and the entire Sparkpeople family for taking interest in my story, career and journey, then deciding to come along for the ride! It shows how genuine you really are! I'm confident that there are GREAT things ahead!!
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DIVASPARK 2/24/2012 11:38PM

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DETERMINED_SOUL 5/5/2011 3:59PM

    You have an awesome story and will be in the center of the spotlight soon enough. You are a beautiful woman with a beautiful journey.

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JANIEWWJD 5/5/2011 1:59AM

    There are many great things ahead for you, my friend. May God bless you!!!
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DEBBIE_C 3/12/2011 11:04PM

    emoticon Appreciate the bar that you have set! You inspire others to believe that it is possible... Keep doing what you do.

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TIMELESSCRONE 2/16/2011 2:19PM

    What an inspiration you are! I'm so glad SP added your story to the Weekly Spark! Totally loving your new single - and shared the video with my friends on FB!

You go, girl! What talent!

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JLJMOMMA 2/16/2011 2:27AM

    So glad I took the time to read your story.. Even with a super busy schedule, career, and being momma you still managed to lose the pounds you needed to in order to be a better you.. Congrats and I will continue to check on you when I'm feeling down to keep me motivated.. (I tend to be on the lazy side) My son is 3 and I dread the day he loses his first tooth.. lol..

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NOMOEXCUSES13 2/15/2011 5:48PM

    I am a believer that people are put into your life for a reason...it's so funny because I stumbled across your page while looking to get extra points for my sparkpoints...I read your story and it inspired me to get out of the rut that I had fallen into for close to two weeks....I plan on following you through your journey because inspiration is not something that comes along everyday and I've found a great inspiration in you and your desire to pursue your dreams no matter what stood in your way..... COngrats on your past success and your future successes.....

P.S. YOur son is your mini me....absolutely adorable...

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TIME4COFFEE 2/15/2011 10:13AM

    Thank you for sharing your story and I wish you the best of luck in attaining all your goals.

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KMG3366 2/15/2011 8:21AM

    Your story is pretty amazing. You have a gorgeous voice and you definitely have inspired me.

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RICKEYEA 2/15/2011 8:10AM

    Your story and song is needed, especially today. Sitting at my desk, logged into Spark, read Sparkguy's message and listened to the song...I feel better, I feel encouraged, I feel like I can do this. Thank you!

PS I did a facebook share! emoticon

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KADEJAH 2/14/2011 6:30PM

    Thank You. for taking the time to acknowledge our encouragement
I'm sure you're busy like a lot of us. but this shows that you are not ONLY talented. a hard worker and successful but also gracious, and so many people today aren't. So more power to you my sister

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STACYR31 2/14/2011 4:44PM

    Very inspiring story. Keep up the great work!

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KTTAYLOR21 2/13/2011 2:50PM

    Congrats on your amazing progress. You said it right when you said this journey isn't easy. You are amazing and may God continue to bless you and your career!!

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BROWNIEISLANDER 2/13/2011 2:49PM

    As a sparker here in beautiful Barbados...You've done great....
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CURVYCC 2/13/2011 2:49PM

    I love your story and the video Nemesis is the bomb! Keep up the great work girl!

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WRITINGBLUEHAWK 2/13/2011 10:46AM

    Congratulations, Soror, on your success and your honest portrayal of the pitfalls and difficulties we all encounter when trying to make a lifestyle change. I know there are many blessings ahead for you. Keep reaching for the stars. You can totally do this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPOKENWORD 2/13/2011 8:59AM

    Love it! It is a Lifestyle change and must look beyond the magic numbers on the scale! Thanks for the reminder! :) Praying for much success in all your future endeavors! ...Amelia

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SPARKLE_SHINE66 2/13/2011 8:12AM

    I like what you say that it hasn't always been easy--your weight loss journey. I need to continue to remind myself of that. But you have been successful and that proves that despite not always being easy, it can be done!
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BANKER-CHUCK 2/12/2011 6:25PM

    Inspirational Blog. You have worked hard for your weight-loss and lifestyle change. Keep up with the great work you are doing for yourself and your recording career.

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Storm the castles!! You got what it takes, sooo... knock 'em dead, GORGEOUS!!
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INDIANOAKS 2/12/2011 1:02PM

    Thanks for sharing YOUR story with us and for giving Spark a "shout out"!! You're VERY inspirational to us!! BEST WISHES for a LONG and SUCCESSFUL career!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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FITNESSVIXENN 2/12/2011 10:49AM

    emoticon BLESSING & SUCCESS IN YOUR CAREER...KEEP ON SPARKING GIRLIE...YOU ARE DOING THE DARN THING! emoticon emoticon

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CMPEARL 2/12/2011 9:02AM

    You are an inspiration!!! Best of luck to you in your career and continued success in sparking! :)

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Beautiful voice and great job of creating a body and attitude that will get you where you desire most. Keep the Spark perspective and you will succeed.

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Great job!

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NWLIFESRC 2/12/2011 7:16AM

    Great work

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