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My first blog EVER!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

So today is January 1st. My New Years resolution?.............I didn't make one. Why?.......I made a New Years resolution many, many years ago to NEVER make another New Years Resolution. I probably hold the record for sticking to a resolution the longest.

I have always felt that in order to make change, it had to be something I was ready to accept. So knowing that it was January 1st, and being with a group of people all making their potential changes verbal, I never felt like it was a sincere attempt for change (at least for me). Any time I have ever been successful in making significant changes (such as quitting smoking), I was mentally ready.

So here it is - in writing!!!! I am mentally ready to make a change. Not because it's January 1st, but because I'm ready. I need and want to be in a more positive place both mentally and physically. When my body feels better because of proper eating and consistent exercise, I mentally feel better too!

I have always been a private person when it comes to my struggles about anything, so blogging about this is a big step for me. I have been a member of Spark for several months now, and have consistently signed in to keep my head in the game. I have not lost much weight during that time - however - I have not gained the weight I probably would have, had I not been visiting and reading others stories. For me, that is my positive - I am still here, reading daily. I have realized that reading through the thoughts that others have so graciously taken the time to share, has helped me in my own personal struggles. Knowing that someone else has experienced the same hurdles and overcome them, gives me hope and strength to keep my journey going.

With all that said, I vow (to myself) to make every effort to continue Sparking, and to continue with this new venture of blogging. I hope that whatever words my fingers create on this space can make a difference for someone else.

Happy New Year to all! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU................You are making a difference in my life!!!! emoticon
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    Thank you for the very supportive words. They mean the world to me!
    1900 days ago
    Congratulations on your first blog! What a great one! I signed up for Spark in September 2009 but it wasn't until January 2nd 2011 that I really started using the site. Before that I read tons of the articles and other people's blogs but it wasn't until I really started using the SP tracker and blogging myself that things just clicked. You can do this! The absolute best part of SparkPeople is the people and it's so wonderful to connect with people who are having the same struggles as you are. You can do it!
    1900 days ago
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    Congrats on making the commitment and writing about it in ur first blog!! Sounds like u r going to do amazing!!
    1900 days ago
    Fantastic First!

    I first signed up in November of 2011 but it wasn't until January 2012 that I got my head in the game. So I completely understand.

    And I had been trying, just not making a lot of progress but not gaining either. It wasn't until I committed and I started tracking here at Spark, that things began to happen.

    Best of luck you on your journey!
    1900 days ago
    This is an awesome first blog!
    Baby steps is the best way to start working towards anything. You are already well on your way to success and change! Good luck!
    1900 days ago

    You're a lovely blogger, keep up the good work!
    Wishing you the best on your journey.
    1901 days ago
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