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Why I blog almost every day...

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Good days and bad ones... days when I'm feeling whimsical, days when I'm feeling sad... days when I triumph over challenges and days when I give in. Most days I blog.

I blog as pep talks to myself at the beginning of a day. As restrospective at the end of a day. As "longish" responses to requests. As a creative outlet.

But in the end, I blog to keep myself going. It's a tool. It is a way to keep the conversation about priorities going.

Spark is a wonderful, safe, supportive place to do this. And while I mainly blog for myself... I find incredible support in the comments that come back. And I find encouragement that it might actually help others who are earlier in their own journeys as I blog that even in success there are struggles. But that in the final analysis, it is oh, so worth it!

And in case y'all hadn't guess it would happen, the day after my New Year's lapse? Yeah, back to normal. I am another step closer to living "here" forever. I ate in range, and kept to the training schedule which said "Strength training".

Take care of yourselves, precious Spark friends! YOU are worth it! emoticon
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BEATRIZ269 1/7/2013 1:17PM

    I am trying to get more into putting things down and I can see the benefit. Thank you for sharing and I will be looking to read more.

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SAMI199 1/6/2013 4:21AM

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I feel the same way!

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WATERMELLEN 1/4/2013 8:43PM

    I'm so glad that you post almost every day and that you let me listen in on your pep talks to yourself: they're pep talks for me too and I appreciate them!

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ASHPATCH11 1/4/2013 5:12PM

    cute post!

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SPARKLISE 1/4/2013 12:45PM

    Thank you for blogging every day and being so honest.
As a recovering binge eater and yo-yo dieter, it really helps me believe there is hope and, even if it is a struggle,it is worth it.
One of the things I am learning to accept on SP is that i'll have to make it a priority for the rest of my life.
It is what it is but life is still good.
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ONUTHIN125 1/4/2013 12:12PM

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LINDAKAY228 1/4/2013 11:53AM

    I always like your blogs. And the comments we get on blogs, whether about events or successes or rough times, they always inspire and encourage me too.

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KNITLEIGH 1/4/2013 11:03AM

    Thank you for your blogs!

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CASEYTALK 1/4/2013 10:40AM

    I'm REALLY glad you blog a lot. Your insight and inspiration have made a big difference in my ability to do this. You've done it -- you've not only lost the weight but you've done the harder task of KEEPING it off for years. So, it CAN be done and I want to learn from you how you do it.

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MEDDYPEDDY 1/4/2013 2:46AM

    You are doing so well - that is inspiring!

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PATRICIAAK 1/3/2013 10:02PM

    Your blogs encompass it all. Reminds me of the movie title - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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SHARON10002 1/3/2013 9:51PM

    Good, bad, introspective, whatever your theme - your blogs are always a help to me, Barb. Thank you for that . . . emoticon

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MICKEYH 1/3/2013 9:38PM

    Thank you, you also take care and good luck on your journey. emoticon

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_LINDA 1/3/2013 8:20PM

    Another one of Spark's great tools you can use to motivate yourself to keep on going! You utilize it so very well and the rest of us get to benefit and learn :)

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ANDI571 1/3/2013 8:01PM

    I love your blogs. I know when I write a blog it always helps. But that being said the insecurities from youth come in to play and I usually delete them because I can't imagine what I say being any thing but ramblings.

Don't ever quit your blogs, you give hope!

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MIRAGE727 1/3/2013 7:47PM

    Rock the journey, Barb!
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GABY1948 1/3/2013 7:42PM

    I KNEW you would get back on track...it's becoming "part" of you! The best part of you blogging as you do is that WE all benefit from it!! A double thank you today! Have a GREAT night! emoticon

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DOGLADY13 1/3/2013 6:03PM

    So glad you are back on track. I love reading your blogs, too.

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SLENDERELLA61 1/3/2013 4:04PM

    I knew you would do it!! Hooray!!! One wise woman once told me that the key to maintenance is getting right back on program faster -- wasn't that what you said??

And I am so glad you blog almost every day because I learn something from you, or laugh, or feel affirmed each time. Yes, it is so worth it!! -Marsha

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KASEYCOFF 1/3/2013 3:50PM

    You too, hon. I couldn't agree with you more, in that blogging on SP is yet another tool we can use to progress. Just like tracking nutrition and fitness, or interacting with our fellow Sparklers, blogging is a way we can find out what's working, what's not, where we want to go next.

I definitely hear you, seestah!
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VTRICIA 1/3/2013 3:20PM

    Well said! I am also a regular blogger here.

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 1/3/2013 3:18PM

    I need to be more this way!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 1/3/2013 3:05PM

    I blog to keep myself on track, to vent when I've had a rough day, ect. I love it here :)

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DLDMIL 1/3/2013 2:58PM

    Thank you for sharing your good and bad days. emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 1/3/2013 11:36AM

    I blog everyday to help keep myself accountable. It works for me. Hugs to you!

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MSLZZY 1/3/2013 10:40AM

    That's the whole point of blogging-a tool to use to
refelct on the day and your accomplishments and
a place to write your thoughts. Keep on SParking!
My world is a better place with you in it. HUGS!

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MEXGAL1 1/3/2013 10:26AM

    me too, I blog everyday just to remind myself of what my goals are and where I am and where I am going.
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

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MAGGIE101857 1/3/2013 10:00AM

    Good morning, lovely lady!!! I've said it before, and I'll say it again...I look forward to your words each and every day!!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 1/3/2013 9:57AM

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DALID414 1/3/2013 9:35AM

    Thanks for sharing so much

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SUN-SEEKER 1/3/2013 9:25AM

    I am new to your blog and will be coming back for more! I always wondered if people mind frequent blogging, obviously yours is much appreciated! emoticon

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DEBRITA01 1/3/2013 9:22AM

    I'm glad you're so willing to share the good times and the not-so-good times with the SP community...we all learn from each other. Glad you are back on track...and I knew you would be:) emoticon

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SENATOR9 1/3/2013 9:10AM

    One bad day happens to all of us emoticon

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MSPATOOTY 1/3/2013 9:03AM

    Agreed! Starting the day with SP, even very briefly, has been so helpful in getting my head screwed on straight for the day. Glad to hear your day was better yesterday! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 1/3/2013 8:54AM

    Love following your journey as I'm sure others do...

Here's to 'here' and 'now'.
Namaste my friend. emoticon

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DEBRA0818 1/3/2013 8:39AM

    It is sometimes hard to put into words the experience we're having and have had, but it's so worth it. There is a lot of gratitude on this website for people like you who keep the conversation going.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/3/2013 8:10AM

    I agree. Starting the day with SP is a great motivator - writing, reading, tracking - moving forward on the journey. Great job!

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CONCHA77 1/3/2013 8:03AM

    And we love reading your daily blogs~always look for them in the am with my coffee.

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 1/3/2013 7:59AM

    Glad to hear your day went better.

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MIZCATHI 1/3/2013 7:59AM

    I woke up this morning thinking that a short blog would be a good way to keep my priorities together. I love reading yours. They keep me thinking.

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SEESKO 1/3/2013 7:54AM

    Great reasons to blog daily and some of my same reasons to start doing that this year.

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