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I am still a work in progress...Spark People thanks for helping me!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I began the journey with Spark People in September of 2007. When I first joined, my goal was to lose weight. Body fat and feeling lethargic was why I joined. I needed to lose weight. I did not feel good about myself. After being thin most of my life, I had turned 50 and I was losing the battle with weight control.

Little did I know, that I not only joined a site with tip after tip of weight loss stories and exercise videos...I also found teams with people that had issues with which I could identify.

For the first few months, I was more of a lurker than a contributor to any of the teams I joined. I was not the type of person that felt comfortable speaking of my problems to others. As I started to add a comment or two I felt so FREE. I have felt myself open up and become a different individual. I realized that weight loss was not the only issue I needed help with...but it was also building more confidence.

I really like the new me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HUZZAH39 7/26/2012 2:24PM

    I really like the new you too!!!! I enjoyed reading about your progress! Good for you!!!!

Hugs, Christine

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SAMI199 7/21/2012 5:06PM

    That's awesome!

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TEENY_BIKINI 7/2/2012 1:50PM

    You go girl!! Have a great holiday!


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LINDAF49 6/30/2012 10:22PM

    You speak my heart!!! Linda! i am thrilled that you put this into a blog and i read it and can say AMEN!!! over and over. Good for us! emoticon

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FIREFLY_MEDIC 6/30/2012 5:05AM

    way to go :)

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OPALMOON 6/22/2012 6:01AM

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_LINDA 6/22/2012 1:40AM

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Well done! You rock!
Wow! Our stories are very similar! I too, was lurking, just using Sparks for food tracking, then gradually explored and discovered the wealth of information here. Then I discovered how supportive and great the people on here are! So after three years on Sparks, I have been happily maintaining my weight for over a year :)
Spark on!

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SPARKL3 6/21/2012 9:39PM

    Oh, Linda!!! This is so good to hear!!! You definitely are a wonderful person----it's about time you saw that for yourself!!! You are emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 6/21/2012 2:42PM

    emoticon We really like you, too. :) Congrats on all you've acheived!

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/21/2012 2:39PM

    Good for you, Linda! Way to go!

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D-ABBY 6/21/2012 12:42PM

    Amen and glory be! I agree. Hugs.

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IRISHMUM3 6/21/2012 12:13PM

    Yay! That makes me happy to hear.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 6/21/2012 11:23AM

    I like the new you, too!

Keep on keepin on Linda.

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CIRANDELLA 6/21/2012 11:18AM

    Attagirl, Linda! emoticon

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