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We do it for each other

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Yesterday, I received a spark goodie that changed my perspective about my weight loss journey. Thank you LauraJS2!

As my motivation was waning and my body was telling me no. I have been stuck at 167-170 for two months. I have been frustrated. I have been sad. I have been discouraged....but goodie came.

I realized from such a kind, sweet gesture that I wasn't working out just for me....I wasn't losing weight just for me....I realized that here on spark people we are doing it for each other!!! I felt so inspired that last night I went home and did 3.13 miles in 30 minutes on my treadmill and then went 6 rounds with the Bas Rutten punching bag workout.

I realized in that instant that every success here on spark is an inspiration to someone who may have been feeling what I was feeling. Every frustration is shared by someone. Every pound I lose is hope for someone else and an acknowledgement that they can do it as well. Every mile you run is hope for me that I can get there too. Every goal met is a dream that someone else shares.
I fell in love with my weight loss journey again yesterday thanks to that little spark goodie. I fell in love with SP all over again.

I realize that somewhere out there someone is working hard and their hard work is my inspiration. Every day I get on the treadmill someone else is inspired to work harder and persevere. This journey each of us is on is a journey that a million people are taking with us. Cheering us, learning from us, celebrating with us. Every step you take is an inspiration, motivation to someone. I know I am not alone in my successes or in my failures and with that knowledge I know that I will get there....with people cheering at the finish line!
On SparkPeople we do it for ourselves and we do it for each other.

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    So true! You were a support to me when I needed an encouraging word. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1731 days ago
  • JROZ87
    That's amazing! This is exactly why I'm on here! :) Keep up the amazing work!
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    1756 days ago
    Great word, thanks for sharing. Your insight has been a great encouragement to me. Keep it up. I'm sure is worth it.

    1765 days ago
  • KAICOR10
    This is such an amazing outlook! Congratulations on your journey and keep pushing! sometimes the way you feel is more important than what the scale is telling you! You can do it! We all can! Keep fighting! emoticon
    1767 days ago
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    That is why emoticon so much!! So much encouragment and support!!!
    1767 days ago
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