Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I have bought and read The Spark. I love the motivational story in there as well as all the sound advice that is on this website all into one organized book.
It has asked me to spread the spark to others....this is what I have done to spread the spark.....
Everyday...I post on sparkpeople to those who are new...I send them encouragement to help them along as well as some sound advice. I make sure when I log in that I am also logged into my FB so everyone can see my progress each day. When I go to the park track and walk....I share to those I walk past what I have accomplished and praise them for trying to make the changes with their lives...and theeeeeeeen I tell them about Sparkpeople.com!!! I have told my friends about my achievements and encourage them to check out the sparkpeople website. My husband has even gotten the sparkfever....he tells the people he see's everyday at his security gate. The Spark is just as contagious as saying Merry Christmas, or Happy Birthday....those who are truly ready to make a change...will HEAR what you have to say!!!
The Sparkpeople has asked me to set new goals with my life.....That I have already done and would be happy to share. Today, I have officially lost 40 lbs!!! I have hypothyroid and so this has been a hard journey through the desert terrain!!! I finally found an oasis not a mirage!!! Because I know now that it is POSSIBLE to lose weight with this miserable disease (however slow it may be) I know it is also POSSIBLE to better my life!!! As a child I knew nothing but abuse (sexually, emotionally, physically, and mentally) from my mother, her 2nd husband, my siblings, my classmates, and my ex-husband. This brought me to my lowest ever...I just felt that I was made to be miserable and to suffer forever and to NEVER BE HAPPY!!!! I am WRONG!!! I was brought here to this world to help those that have been in my situation. I am strong...I am a SURVIVOR...and that is my tool!! I have just signed up at a University to go back to school and get my degree in Psychology!! That is my new lifetime goal!! My second lifetime goal is to finish what I have started...no matter how long it takes me....LOSE THE LAST 60 LBS!!!! My third lifetime goal...is to help as many women, men, and children as I can to heal and know that they have self worth. Last but not least...my 4th lifetime goal is to continue to rescue the stray cats off the street...get them fixed and find them homes. I see a plan in the future of me opening up a charity organization for animals.
Now Sparkpeople wants me to set up my Dream List.....I have already beaten them to that too....I am thrilled to share it with all of you....
See a NASCAR RACE....done!!!!
See a COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME....done!!!
See UCLA AND USC PLAY AGAINST EACH OTHER...
GO TO THE ROSEBOWL PARADE
GO CROSS COUNRTY SKIING
GO ON MY FIRST CRUISE (WHEN I HIT THAT BIG TIME GOAL)
WEAR A SEXY BIKINI
TRAVEL THE OTHER 17 STATES I HAVE NOT SEEN
BUNGEE JUMP!! CRAZY ME!!
EARN BOTH A BACHELOR AND ASSOCIATE DEGREE
GO DEEP SEA FISHING FOR TUNA AND HALIBUT...YUM
SEE MY GREAT GRANDCHILDREN BE BORN
LIVE IN A CABIN BY A LAKE
SEE SOME OF MY FAVORITE SINGERS IN CONCERT
GO TO A FILM FESTIVAL HERE IN PALM SPRINGS, CA
GO SEE A CHARGERS GAME WITH MY DIE HARD FAN (DAUGHTER)
MEET CHRIS DOWNIE...SO I CAN SHAKE HIS HAND AND SAY THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN ALL OF US WHEN WE DIDN'T!!!
MEET COACH NICOLE ....SO I CAN SAY THANK YOU FOR ALL HER WONDERFUL VIDEOS THAT HAVE HELPED ME TO GET THIS FAR!!!
This is only the beginning of my dreams....I have to think about what else I want in life. I have so much I want to do and see and it is just now hitting me...that I may just see all of it happen!!!!
SO NOW THAT I HAVE SHARED MY DESIRES AND DREAMS TO ALL OF YOU....HOW ABOUT IT...WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO SPREAD THE SPARK? WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?? AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST...WHAT ARE YOUR LIFETIME DREAMS???