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An Open Letter To My Wife:

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Katie: I know it seems a little odd to post what should be something personal between us but considering how much I love you, this is something I want the world to know.

I want the world to know how important you are to me and how very proud you have made me in your efforts to get your life and health going in the right direction. The determination and commitment you have shown has earned nothing less than my heartfelt respect and admiration.

Having just embarked on your journey, you have already overcome some pretty tough situations and learned some valuable lessons early, things I have had to learn. Some things I had help with, others, I had to work through alone but now that I have been through alot of it, I want more than anything to give you whatever I have learned so that your path may be easier.

Thanks for putting up with my constant babbling and unsolicited advice, I guess it is simply from a sincere heart that so very badly wants the love of his life to know and experience what this lifestyle change has done for him

Then there is the racing bug that I caught. Thank you for putting up with the cold, the travel, the running around, and yes, the endless yammering about running. Racing and running in general has allowed me to feel something very real, the feeling of what it is like to break mental and physical barriers. Those things have given me a quality of life that nothing else has ever done.

I am so very proud of you and I love you so very much. How cool is that, that we can get fit together and show the world that it is possible and that it is never too late to make a change.

I see the Spark that is taking place in you and I really believe in my heart of hearts that you truly get it this time and you will reach your goals....and I love it!

Keep strong baby and I know that I know that I know that you will see it through.

I'm so proud of you


PS.. This is my honeys Sparkpage


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BLACK741 10/8/2012 11:15AM

    so sweet , so very nice and such a great thing that you are working together!

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  What a sweet and inspiring post.

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/4/2012 6:31PM

    emoticon Great job. Glad you are succeeding. Glad it is moving towards this with your wife.

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JANESSMI 4/4/2012 1:27PM

    Way to go.

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DOGDOC76 4/3/2012 8:34PM

    Do you have any single brothers just like you? LOL. Your wife can't help but succeed with you as a partner and role model!! emoticon

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HANOVERLADY 4/3/2012 2:16PM

    I'm going to tell my husband about your blog! He gets so sick of hearing about men who cheat on their wives and hearing the jokes that make it sound like it's expected. He says there are lots of men in the world who love their wives deeply. Here's one more guy who is part of his argument. Katie and Robert, best of luck Sparking together!

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LASARRE 4/3/2012 12:44PM

    She is one lucky lady!

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YESKATIECAN 4/3/2012 12:33PM

    Awwwe!! That was so sweet! Katie is very lucky :) You BOTH are doing AWESOME supporting each other. It's nice to see a loving and caring husband and wife. Congrats to you both!!!

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    wow! She sure is lucky to have a guy like you. In the long run being fit helps you to save money together. You won't have to spend so much on medical expenses.

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MISSY0356 4/1/2012 9:09AM

    That was beautiful, what a great team you two are!!!!!

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TEALBERI 3/30/2012 8:25AM

    This is awesome :)

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VK2ZT14 3/29/2012 2:45PM

    as fellow sparkers on this journey, i mean. that's what i love you for. not any other way. LOL.

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VK2ZT14 3/29/2012 2:18PM

    you are a wonderful man and husband to let Katie know how much she means to you. I can tell you, from the wife's perspective (and having the same wonderful man/husband for myself) that the support you give is what keeps me going ESPECIALLY on the bad days and days i just don't care about being healthy. so, from the many wives that have the same wonderful husbands that your Katie does.................THANK YOU AND WE LOVE YOU TOO!

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MIMOTOGO 3/29/2012 12:51PM

    Very Nice indeed!

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    Ha ha! I had to chuckle about the "yammering" about girlfriend and I re-live our 'glory days' of Ironman racing all the time! Our husbands have developed this 'look' that says "Oh My, not again!" Despite all of the travel, expense, telling of stories over and over and over... they both know that we are better wives, mothers, and people because of our racing! I hope your wife knows that (she probably does ;) ). She is lucky to have you, 'running' beside her (and behind her) cheering (pushing) her forward!!!

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DMSGLASS 3/28/2012 12:24PM

    Nicely said. A very lucky lady.

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TEXASDAISY2 3/28/2012 12:10PM

    Katie is one blessed lady. My husband could take lessons on how to be supportive from you.

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TIMEIICHANGE 3/28/2012 8:33AM

    so nice...wished more husbands were as caring and committed to this journey as you are with your wife. props for helping her and teaching her and pushing her forward ya make a great team!

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ONEGREATCAT 3/28/2012 8:25AM

    You said it so well. CONGRATULATIONS to both of you.

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JULES8161 3/28/2012 5:30AM

    great job..... emoticon

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PANFRIEDTROUT 3/27/2012 11:20PM

    wow! that is great!

maybe someday i'll be able to get my dH to start/share my journey so i don't have to always be worrying about losing him to yet another heart attack.

ty for posting

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GRACEISENUF 3/27/2012 3:08PM

    What a beautiful heartfelt blog tribute to your wife. Bet she's loving this!

Way to go!

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GABRIELLEVA 3/27/2012 12:47PM

    Very nice letter! Sounds like you both have a lot to be proud of :)

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LADYGWEN25 3/27/2012 8:58AM

    that is so SWEET! :)

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4BARBIE44 3/27/2012 8:11AM

    You two are so blessed! My husband and I are getting fit together. We try to be very supportive and encouraging. We exercise together, and ride our bikes together! Thanks for being an inspiration! God bless you and your family emoticon

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NYARAMULA 3/27/2012 1:28AM

    So sweet!

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LYNETTEMOM 3/27/2012 1:22AM

    nice post! It's great that the two of you are succeeding together. Sigh: I wish ...

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GOING-STRONG 3/27/2012 1:13AM

    Terrific!! Spark on!

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SLFGOLF 3/27/2012 1:00AM

    God Bless you both. It is wonderful to see how you both support each other. May you continue to be there for each other as you face life's challenges and blessings.

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GIGI4AUSTIN 3/26/2012 11:45PM

    Awwwww! emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 3/26/2012 11:13PM


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TAMMIEANN76 3/26/2012 10:22PM

    Wonderfully sweet!! Y'all rock!!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/26/2012 7:57PM

    It's not often I am speechless in response to a blog, but I am now.

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VBA0731 3/26/2012 4:50PM

    This is so sweet!

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LIVEINZEN 3/26/2012 4:22PM

    What a great way to show your commitment to your wife and your health both.

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PJBONARRIGO 3/26/2012 3:52PM

    WHOO HOO!! Very happy to read this post- you guys are an inspiring team!!

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KAREN_NY 3/26/2012 2:34PM

    The ultimate support system. Congratulations to both of you. :)

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SCHNEBL 3/26/2012 1:49PM

    Fabulous! :)

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TERFREE 3/26/2012 1:24PM

    Your wife really has a keeper! God blessed both of you

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BMCKEOW1 3/26/2012 12:28PM

    That is so sweet.

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MWILSON432 3/26/2012 12:19PM

    This is so awesome. You two are lucky to have each other!!

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    So sweet! You are lucky to have each other in your corners! Both of you looking in the direction of success together. Keep it up! I'm rootin' for you both!

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KKINNEA 3/26/2012 11:55AM


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SHIRLMIDD 3/26/2012 11:44AM

    You obviously love your wife very much. Soulmates-much the same as Tim & I. We are both losing weight together too & the mutual support is just great as we understand how each of us feel.
Best Wishes to you both for continuing success.

Comment edited on: 3/26/2012 11:45:28 AM

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JENSTRESS 3/26/2012 11:08AM

    Doing it together is so great! FANTASTIC!

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LUCKYONE60 3/26/2012 11:07AM

    Awww, this is great. You deserve each other and will go all the way!

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WE_PA_FIT 3/26/2012 10:56AM

    Awwww!! How lucky you are to have each other!!

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HHB4181 3/26/2012 10:49AM

    So sweet. That was so nice of you. I would love to be able to 'get healthy' with my husband, but our schedules don't allow for it. That is truly special that you two can do this together!

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SUPERSYLPH 3/26/2012 10:05AM

    That was beautiful! emoticon

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SJKENT1 3/26/2012 10:01AM

    Sparking a spark in your beloved! How awesome for you both.

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