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1000 Reasons I Love Spark People

Sunday, September 23, 2012

This is not a part of the blogging challenge. In fact, I was just finishing up tallying my abismal performance eating today....the worst day in a LONG time....and thinking that, well, tomorrow is another day and I am very glad this is not a race. I clicked over to my spark points and saw that also, for the first time in a long time I managed to rack up 100 spark points today - that almost NEVER happens. I figured that I must have hit some kind of message board post or 30 days active bonus, so I scrolled down and saw that TODAY, I have been sparking for 1000 DAYS!!!

1000 days ago, if you had told me that I would still be checking in daily (or nearly so), still recording my food and exercise, still blogging and reading and participating in challenges, and measuring and setting goals etc etc etc, I would have fallen over in laughter. After all, at 177 lbs, I only had a couple of pounds to lose! Well, I lost those, and about 40 more - and, sure, I gain a few back, but they are almost gone again and you know what? I lost a lot more, I lost the need to turn to food everytime I'm bored or frustrated or angry or tired or sad. I lost the victim mentality that kept telling me I couldn't change. And, I gained, better health, self-esteem, interests, friends and a drive to share what I have come to cherish and a better way to live. Everyday, still, I learn something new, achieve a new goal or fine tune another aspect of this new lifestyle....and all along, I have a bounty of wonderful Sparkfriends, many of which I have now met, and some I have only come to know in this little cyber universe, but all have enriched my life. So, in honest reflection, I'm sure there are more than 1000 reasons that I love Spark. It is all of them and all of you that have me looking forward to the next 1000!!!!!! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LLLAWSON 9/12/2014 2:50PM

    emoticon emoticon That is fantastic.

oops just realized this was 2012.....

Comment edited on: 9/12/2014 2:51:21 PM

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KANOE10 10/20/2012 8:45AM

    I feel enriched and supported by Spark also. Great blog.

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SHARONSPARKLE 9/25/2012 10:06AM

    You are proof that we can and do change our ways! Congratulations on 1000 days - quite an accomplishment!

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SEABREEZE65 9/25/2012 7:34AM

    Congratulations..... Awesome.....I'll have to go and check and see how many days I've been on Spark....

I still struggle with this - "victim mentality that kept telling me I couldn't change." This is a difficult hurdle for me (not about weight, but other issues).

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DANILYNNG 9/24/2012 9:49PM


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ASHLEY_FOSTER 9/24/2012 9:15AM

    Congrats! Thanks for sharing. It gives those of us who just started some inspiration! emoticon

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TINAJANE76 9/24/2012 7:08AM

    Great job! Being active has allowed me to accomplish what I've never been able to do before--maintain--so I'm not quitting it!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 9/24/2012 6:26AM

    Congratulations! What a great attitude.
I also joined in 2009, but I've only been active for 24 days. This team has inspired me to do better.

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WISLNDR 9/24/2012 6:21AM


You've learned so much along the way and

emoticon for sharing!! Enjoy the next 1000 days!!

Comment edited on: 9/24/2012 6:22:05 AM

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SWEDE_SU 9/24/2012 3:52AM

    wow! 1000 days - what an accomplishment! emoticon

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BLITZEN40 9/23/2012 11:52PM

    Way to go on reaching 1000 days! Great blog! emoticon

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LJCANNON 9/23/2012 10:02PM

    emoticon Great Job!! And Congratulations on all you have Gained in the past 1,000 Days!!

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WILLOWBROOK5 9/23/2012 9:58PM

    Wow, 1000 days! That is amazing. Congrats on your many accomplishments!

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KERRYG155 9/23/2012 9:56PM

    1000 days-fantastic! I need to check mine again to see where I am. I do like those surprise points, though.

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BLUE42DOWN 9/23/2012 9:49PM


What a emoticon reflection on how far you've come in 1000 days!

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