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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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
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

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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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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