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FEBRUARY 1st 2012 My first Spark Challenge was 2 years ago today.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Today was a memorable day, I did the first 28 day challenge that was in the book the Spark, when it was first published.

I had hurried to finish the book so I could find what the 28 day challenge was going to involve for me.
I discovered all it involved was meeting and interacting with many very nice people from all over the place. I loved it, I was hooked.
I had never done anything like it before, I rarely used a computer, and I was and still am a very poor typist. I used to worry about getting on the site to talk to people whose Spark names I could not remember and most of them never gave out their real names. As soon as I remembered the name and their picture or icon, they would and still do change it to something else. Some days I lost a friendís Blog subscription and I would search my page to find their Spark name, it was a real time consuming way to go about it. Now I am older and smarter and I have all my friends Spark names in a thumb index notebook. If I lose a Blog and I cannot find my friend I go right to Spark search put in the name and I am there. I learn something new on this site every day and I am loving it.

We have another challenge but this being a LEAP YEAR we will have 29 DAYS in FEBRUARY 2012.
I never thought I would still have the original friend still with me. I am still in touch with other Friends who were in the original 28 days but they had to give up the computer time to do other things.

So this has been my First day of the challenge once again. I am not losing any weight but boy I am still getting healthier, stronger, more outgoing and happier thanks to this experience.
Another good thing is I have not gained any weight so that is nothing to be sad about. I am still 50 pounds down from when I was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic and almost 40 pounds down using Spark, I have been there for the past 15 months I guess that is some kind of maintenance since all i have lost i have never found WooHoo.

I feel great, I am told I look great so I am a happy camper.!

Thanks Spark Friends for your support and motivation.
Pat in Maine.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/3/2012 9:18PM

    It's great to see you doing another challenge. It paid off for you. You look wonderful.

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1BEACHWALKER 2/2/2012 10:02PM

    The things we have all learned since joining SP! I am happy for you Pat! You have done a great job over that past 2 years!!! Good for you!!! Glad I am one of your SPF's that you have kept in touch over the past 15 1/2 months! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALLIEINSHAPE 2/2/2012 6:16PM

    You look great and feel great, and I am sure your clothes are looser, that's terrific. And you have kept the weight off when so many others not on Sparks with traditional diets have slipped back to old habits and gave up by now.
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UUCEEJAY 2/2/2012 5:12PM

    Keeping off the weight we lost IS a BIG achievement!! emoticon emoticon I know I had never been able to stay at a consistent weight for more than 4 or 5 months. It seemed like I was always dieting or eating to get over the deprivation of dieting.

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PICKIE98 2/2/2012 2:07PM

    Those challenges are great!! Reruns CAN be good!!

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CHALLENGER15 2/2/2012 7:36AM

    Hi, Pat! I am certainly glad that you found Spark and are our friend!

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RD03875 2/2/2012 4:08AM

    I love my Spark Friends. I would never have found a lot of great friends if it wasn't for Spark!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/1/2012 11:27PM

    Happy challenge to you!
Of course you look grat you're one healthy pat.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/1/2012 10:24PM

    You're the strongest 68 year old I know, Pat, and don't even think I don't have other friends your age! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GLASSART43 2/1/2012 10:23PM

    Oh, Pat, this is an awesome blog. I love your "voice" when I read your posts because you have the ability to make us feel we're in the room chatting with you. Congratulations on the 2 year anniversary!

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TERRI289 2/1/2012 10:15PM

    NOt only do you look great but you ARE........ emoticon

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ARTJAC 2/1/2012 10:11PM

    happy aniversary keep up the good work

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ANNIE924 2/1/2012 10:05PM

    Happy Challenge Anniversary Pat. You are such an inspiration, such steadfastness and so very good at staying in touch with us.

Hope you are having a wonderful day. We got a lot of snow today, hope tomorrow is a clear day.

Take care

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