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At a loss for words (almost)


Sunday, June 03, 2012

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I can't believe it. I just read an email from SparkPeople that I received on May 31. It said enough of you wonderful Sparkers consider me motivational that I now have one of those enviable "SparkPeople Motivator" icons on my SparkPage! (You can't see this in a blog, but I really am nearly speechless... I'm taking long pauses between sentences because I just don't know what to say!)

This was a secret wish... that ONE DAY I would be considered a motivation to others. But not now. I never dreamed it could be a day like today. How could it be? I'm struggling so much right now. My emotions are out of control. My weight has been plateaued for over a year and I have had to walk away from my New Year's resolution. There are days I truly struggle with thinking about what a loser I am and how I am never going to meet my goals. Yet here you are, cheering me on. Telling me that sharing my heart with you helps you. That somehow my effort to improve myself and my life is giving you encouragement as you do the same. That putting all my faults and failures, my goals and successes, and my hopes and dreams out there for you to read makes a difference to someone other than just me. That just by my putting one foot in front of the other day after day, you gain strength to do the same.

I am floored. And so grateful. Thank you for this honor and for the encouragement it has brought to me on an emotional day. I wish I could hug you all.

Love and hugs,
Lisa
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BOMBCHELL23 6/15/2012 1:41PM

    Melissa,

You continue to motivate me in so many ways I cannot thank you enough for that. So often I feel discouraged and then commented on my Spark page and kept me going. You deserve this like no one else! Take pride that you are still here fighting and changing your life forever!

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OOLALA53 6/9/2012 7:00PM

    Because we're with ourselves all the time and see the foibles, it can be hard to keep the successes in sight, too. Also, the skinny successes are pushed in our faces so often, but I'm wary of the fine print that says: results not typical. I'm more impressed with YOUR atypical results: that you have kept off the weight you lost for more than a year. And that you keep working with the you that you are today, the only one you have. emoticon

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SUZIEW27 6/8/2012 10:42PM

    You speak to where so many others are and put into words what many cannot!! You don't have to be at the end of your journey to inspire others!!! We are blessed to call you our friend!!

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ON2VICTORY 6/7/2012 4:18PM

    You deserve it. It's not about being perfect, it's about having a perfect heart, which you do have...

Congrats..

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ILOVEPEOPLE 6/7/2012 8:02AM

    You are emoticon !!! thanks for being a blessing to me. emoticon

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DEARTOMYHEART 6/5/2012 2:33PM

  That is so AWESOME!!!!! Thanks for always sharing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CITYGIRL27 6/3/2012 10:11PM

    Congratulations! You deserve it. Your energy is AWESOME!!

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2BDYNAMIC 6/3/2012 9:58PM

    Hey Lisa~
You Star Streaker you!! ......... Gee what you thought was happening in private ......... You did not know the rest of the world was watching! . lol ... so it goes to show ya: Be careful where you streak! lol ..... Now then ..... I gotta say .... I seem to 'tune in' to a real person who is honest (and which I can identify--i.e. the irritable and cranky part ..... (maybe we can co-pilot a team ... Mean Cranksters" ..... ha ha ... I perhaps don't quite relate or shy away from the "hour-glass" perfect bod profile ...... and do identify w/ a Motivator ..... oh yeah ..... I said it too ..... MOTIVATOR" ...... you know what it is like to get out there, bust your butt, sweat up a frenzy and see nada on the scales ... (me too!) .... but you never quit ..... so yu prove the old adage: "You can't keep a good man down" ........(in this came a WOO-mun!) ... lol ........... emoticon ...... so KEEP ON STREAKEN .... I need someone to follow ...... Who else do you think got me goin? ........ ha ha ........ Now enough mushiness: come read my blog I wrote today!! ........ lol ....... 2B/ newbie ...

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PIXIEWIXIE 6/3/2012 7:24PM

    Hurrah, you deserve it. Here's a spark in the dark to light the way when things seem hopeless. You are to others what you need the most. Wow, that's amazing. Congratulations!!!

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HABITATPAT 6/3/2012 5:40PM

  Reading this post only emphasizes why you've been chosen as a MOTIVATOR.
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LDRICHEL 6/3/2012 5:18PM

    That is SO AWESOME!!!!

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MARISPHERE 6/3/2012 3:25PM

    You didn't know? You're with me every step I take toward that 1,000 mile goal. Sure wouldn't have thought of doing it, if not for you. I appreciate your honesty and love your spirit. You embody the idea that it's not how often you fall, but how often you get up.

No one deserves the honor more-- emoticon


Mari

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BEATLETOT 6/3/2012 3:08PM

    Seriously? This just NOW happened? I thought for sure you'd been a Motivator for a long while...you sure motivate me! =) Congratulations! Enjoy! Bask in the awesomeness that is YOU!

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CORYGIRL42 6/3/2012 2:41PM

    You so deserve it!! You have kept me going when I almost deleted my account to go back to the couch potato life, but I didn't!! Thank you so much for all your wonderful motivation!! Keep it up girl!!

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CINDHOLM 6/3/2012 2:10PM

    emoticon YOU so deserve it!!! emoticon emoticon

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THISTIMEMYWAY 6/3/2012 9:51AM

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You are a motivator. Believe it! We struggle but we will succeed. :) emoticon

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SUNRISE14 6/3/2012 9:23AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon The 5% summer challenge is about to begin ! I done the spring challenge and lost 7.4 lbs ! I am on the butterfly team want to join me ? Also on the team GOD ANSWERS PRAYER under report weight loss i started a 4 lb loss challenge for june ! YOU DESERVE THE AWARD ! BEING A MOTAVATOR ISN'T ABOUT DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT IT'S ABOUT TRYING TILL YOU WIN ! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND THANKS FOR BEING MY FRIEND ! emoticon emoticon

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LAURALOVESSPARK 6/3/2012 9:01AM

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NICOLED40 6/3/2012 8:24AM

    That's wonderful news! You are a motivation...motivation, to me, is seeing others who aren't perfect but are determined to not give up - regardless of how many times the going gets tough! You are epitomizing motivation right now! Congratulations!

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VERNITA4 6/3/2012 7:37AM

    emoticon

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SUSIQZER 6/3/2012 6:53AM

    YAY, that's awesome!!! Congratulations!!

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YIWEN39 6/3/2012 5:48AM

    emoticon We love you ;-) Enjoy enjoy enjoy, you deserve it!

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 6/3/2012 1:57AM

    Awesome! Isn't it a wonderful feeling! You deserve it! :)

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MARATHONDAD 6/3/2012 1:50AM

    congrats

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SHARPISTOL 6/3/2012 1:25AM

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BJPENNY70 6/3/2012 1:21AM

    Congratulations!

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