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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Today I am eating lunch in the work canteen when a colleague I haven't seen for a couple of months comes in.

She more or less pounces. 'Wow, you look thinner. I wasn't sure it was you!'

She has an ongoing struggle with her own weight, so of course she wants to know how I've done it.

Difficult. I mean, what do you say? I told her about SP but I also say there's no magic wand. The SP principle is you count calories in, you exercise plenty of calories out, you don't eat things you know perfectly well you shouldn't. End of.

Only, it's not quite is it? I tried to explain that in fact SP is a whole community and she says 'Like Weighwatchers?' and I say 'nooooooo!' The big difference with SP is the amount you get to contribute yourself. The more you put in, the more you get out. That's why I blog, why I'm a Community Team member, why I look after the UK London and Southeast team. It's a whole lifestyle thing. The more you belong, the more positive the effect on you.

Surprisingly hard to describe it to someone who hasn't tried it.

Will send her a link to SP in a couple of days' time.
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CATNCAG 8/14/2013 11:25AM

    Way to go! Doesn't that make u feel wonderful? Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELAINE725 1/24/2013 1:03PM

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NLYR20 1/17/2013 9:54AM

  Nice spirit emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 1/9/2013 4:14PM

    It really can be hard to explain. You wouldn't think it would be, but it can!!

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MCJULIEO 12/20/2012 4:07PM

    True dat!

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AMANDEES76 12/19/2012 4:53PM

    Way to Spread the Spark!!!! I think you said it just right!

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WHITEANGEL4 12/17/2012 11:46PM

    You are right it is what you put into it

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EENLIGHTENING 12/16/2012 11:47PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Agreed, community is important to success. A great winning attitude goes a long way in maintaing success. Stay on track, you are doing great!

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MYBABYGIRLS 12/16/2012 11:14AM

    emoticon yet again! Keep sharing!

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DANAPRIME 12/15/2012 10:00PM

    Truth! emoticon

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L1ZB3TH354 12/15/2012 7:29PM

    You are absolutely correct. Awesome blog, again!

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VRCATON 12/15/2012 1:02PM

    There is so much info here on Spark, not to mention tools and groups ..support ...whew ... it can be overwhelming when you first get started. I have called it a health support website as opposed to weight-loss .. since some of the people here do not need to lose weight, they are either maintaining or trying to gain (not the majority, I know) ....Way to spread the Spark!!

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HYATTI1 12/15/2012 1:53AM

    You are so right, nothing comes easy. It takes work and the more you give the more you give. I wish everyone understood that goes with anything in life.

Good Blog.

Joanna

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LISAN0415 12/15/2012 1:50AM

    It is hard to explain to others.


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CICELY360 12/14/2012 11:28PM

  good blog

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CHERYLSBUTT 12/14/2012 11:17PM

    You can give your friend the keys...
to get inside
she must turn the lock!!!

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MAMALIZ1955 12/14/2012 11:15PM

    SP have helped me so much with my disappearing fat! I know you all are here, in the same boat as I am. Recently, I have been slacking, but I know what happens: Here Comes The FAT!! Great Blog.. keep up the great work emoticon

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WESTERNSAGE 12/14/2012 11:10PM

    Great description of SparkPeople. I didn't believe it either for awhile. Then my daughter talked about it and was so excited - well, I just had to try. I've lost 10 pounds in 3 months - not super speedy but progress. At age 66 the pounds just don't come off as fast as they used to. The people are great - the attitudes and encouragement better. Thanks for Spark - and to you for sharing your thoughts.

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PEACEHOPE1 12/14/2012 8:42PM

    Great job spreading the word!

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ACTIONHEROFOX 12/14/2012 7:42PM

    I've tried time and time again to bring up SparkPeople to my family and their friends. I go on and on about it. They brush me off thinking that SparkPeople is just like any other place on the web that "helps you lose weight." They want to talk extremes, diets, and odd workouts that make no sense. I'm gonna keep on trying to get them in here! emoticon

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ASHPATCH11 12/14/2012 6:41PM

    Great post!

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JENNIK2 12/14/2012 5:28PM

    emoticon So true!

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LJOYCE55 12/14/2012 4:37PM

  Sounds like you did a decent job of explanation. Your friend will figure out if this is for her once she gives it a try.

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LAWANDMUSIC 12/14/2012 2:53PM

    Thanks for the great post!

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YOUGOLALA 12/14/2012 1:10PM

    Spark really is something you have to experience in order to understand. I hope your friend gives it a chance...

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FIRECOM 12/14/2012 11:17AM

    You have described my personal philosophies as well. It seems that I can never do anything half way. I'm all in every time or not at all.

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BAROSS 12/14/2012 10:49AM

    Very well said. Thank you

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HFAYE81 12/14/2012 9:11AM

    Awesome!! I love this community, everyone is amazing. emoticon

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AJB121299 12/14/2012 8:22AM

    Nice explanation

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LEANMEAN2 12/14/2012 6:47AM

    Thanks for sharing. Too many people do expect to wave a magic wand.

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FARIS71 12/14/2012 6:27AM

    So simple but so not simple to explain

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KELLYPAQ 12/14/2012 5:48AM

    So true. The weeks I put more effort into my program are better than the weeks that I just log in.

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ARDELIAC 12/14/2012 3:59AM

    How right you are!

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ROCKYCPA 12/14/2012 12:11AM

    Good for you - you are a great ambassador!

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CKAYTHOMAS 12/13/2012 11:59PM

    Good job Spreading the Spark!

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LUVTOBOWL 12/13/2012 11:24PM

    Well put!!!!!

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Tammy

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Have a Fabulous Friday !

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    You are one busy girl!

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