Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I just got an email that I've been nominated by The SparkPeople Community as a motivation to others! I'm super honored!
I guess the community can vote for SparkPages that are motivational and based on Community involvement, personal accomplishments and more, I have received enough votes to become a "SparkPeople Motivator"! I now have an icon on my SparkPage! How cool is that?
You know, I do hear how much I've motivated alot of you in your journeys, but I seriously want to thank you all for how much you all have motivated me in mine! I am SO glad I came here early on in my journey. In fact, I almost think it was the perfect trifecta. I chose the diet first... 17 Day Diet, the support team, SparkPeople.com and found the team on here, 17 Day Diet as well as other interests Need to lose 200+ Pounds, Scrap & Craft to Lose! and Wii Exercise and then just the Blogging community in general, then the Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pound tapes and here I am 126 lbs later, into my 212 lb journey.
I started my journey on March 19, 2012 with my husband, Ivan. He and I haven't really lost any momentum. We are very focused, we are very motivated (me more so than him, but he's here and still going strong)... and now, I'm writing a book, I've started a blog outside of SP as well called ExtendingOurHappilyEverAfter.c
om and I hope to get to my goal by October of this year.
When I started my journey I wasn't able to stand more than 2 minutes, now I regularly walk 4 and 5 mile workouts every night after work. I am a different woman. I want to be here to help anyone, that's what makes me happy. I remember only too well that feeling of not knowing what to do and thinking it's such a far off reality to be in control of your own health and fitness. But, it's not even been a year and I own this. I understand it now and it's only been through the help of all of you! These teams are true gems. There are so many people here going through the daily struggles.. they've had your same questions and know the answers! ASK THEM! Ask me! ASK! lol
It's a wonderful community that is on 24/7! How awesome is that? My husband is a huge support, but he works and he sleeps... It's ok... he needs to! LOL But, that's the gem of the internet... I can always ask a question here if I need to. And I've needed to! Or, I've seen a friend that has needed a question answered and I'm honored to have been up to answer it.
Again, thank you! What a wonderful feeling to be so held in esteem by your friends online and in life! I really feel honored and blessed! You all make me smile so very much! I hope I make you smile!