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The Positive Path

Saturday, January 12, 2013

When I started Sparking a year ago, I made a decision to grow and focus on the positive. I took time every day to visit blogs with success stories and to learn from them. I spent time at the Diabetes Spark Groups, and gained the support and information that I needed in order to make life changes. At times, the path was unclear, but I kept walking. Good things started happening as I continued on.

I started making changes in my diet and exercise. I changed to peanut butter with no sugar. I ate kale every day, and every day I ate 2 salads. I started running on weekdays. I've always been a person who would exercise on the weekends. Now I get in cardio and some situps every day. The path got clearer as I made these changes.

Finally, I reached a summit! I have something positive to share with others about making small changes. I am living proof of what can happen when you systematically make small changes. I'm still learning and growing. Every month, I make a change to my diet.

Every day I write a short positive blog. I thank every one who reads my blog because your positive comments encourage me to continue on this positive path of healing and health. The best is yet to come!
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DESERTJULZ 1/12/2013 10:05PM

    Love the photos. Nice blog!

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DEBBYFROMMT 1/12/2013 7:06PM

    You are right, starting by making small changes, step by step you get to the summit! Love it! Love the pics!

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68ANNE 1/12/2013 4:38PM

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You are such an inspiration!

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LYNNWILK2 1/12/2013 3:38PM

    You are a great example of how to change your life and make sure it sticks! You are an incredible inspiration.
This is a great commentary on your success!

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RD03875 1/12/2013 1:40PM

    Great blog!

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LOOKINGUP2012 1/12/2013 12:58PM

    emoticon Great success story!

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ERIN1957 1/12/2013 11:33AM

    Doing it with purpose, makes a huge difference and that is what you do!

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ALWYS-LKN-UP 1/12/2013 11:27AM

    Wonderful job on your progress & taking small steps!!! emoticon emoticon

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-AMANDA79- 1/12/2013 10:44AM

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SEAWAVE 1/12/2013 9:05AM

    Love your approach. It definitely is like a fog lifting, and finding little treasures in everyone's Sparking. Subscribing to your blog!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/12/2013 8:17AM

  Oh my dear, I can say for me it has been an absolutely transforming journey. And the amazing part of it all is that I believe the psychological/spiritual/emotional changes far surpass the physical changes. There is absolutely no way I could have accomplished what I have without the help of this community! Sprcifically, the PEOPLE in this community!

I jsut adore your blogs. Keep 'em coming. HUGS

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BAKER1009 1/12/2013 7:41AM

    So glad you started this journey, and that the path has become clearer each day for you! I really enjoy your positive blogs!!
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GRAMMYEAC 1/12/2013 7:19AM

    What a wonderful testimonial to the power of small, incremental changes!!!

You are GREAT!!!!

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SWEDE_SU 1/12/2013 6:32AM

    i like your idea of cardio *and* situps every day - that is just what i need to get back to doing, too. it's easy for me to get in cardio because at the least we walk every day since our border collie requires/demands/deserves it. but those dang situps.... yup, it's time to recommit... thanks for the inspiration! yours is one of those positive blogs i need to read!

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JSTETSER 1/12/2013 6:29AM

    Photo 1 by Ahctober
Photo 2 by Pan Wilson
Photo 3 by John Stetser

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