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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I don't mean, "WOW!!" in the excited giddy way (although I sometimes am), I mean, "Wow..." in the hippie/amazed/gratified and reflective way.

Wow. This really works - this really works, and I've been almost afraid to acknowledge or believe that.

Wow. I've only been here four months now, but I'm stronger, I'm down a few pounds, I've got actual muscles you can see, I found my hip bones and my collar bone (they were still right where I last saw them decades ago!), I understand things I didn't understand before, and I feel different...brighter, somehow.

Wow. I'm following through on a promise to myself. I'm not just talking the talk, but I'm walking it.

Wow. Other people really do know how I feel - more than that, they VERBALIZE how I feel. I'm new to social media - don't have a cell phone that does anything but connect me to another phone, and I don't participate in Facebook, etc. But HERE I'm part of a diverse community whose members share the goals of better health and supporting others.

Amazing what I've been given, when (I thought) I came here "just" to lose weight. Thank you, everyone, for helping to give me the gift of myself.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1BEACHWALKER 3/17/2013 1:06AM

    I know! Yes, I know the feeling! I never ever did social networking and was very cautious to join SP back 30 months ago, but here I am, still here and loving every minute of it! And reaping the benefits and loving life so much more than I thought I ever could! SP has helped me in so many ways! The support and being able to pay it forward by helping others has been so rewarding!
emoticon You are doing just great for just being here in that short of time!!! Going gangbusters!! emoticon emoticon
Thanks for all you support too, and for your super nice comment on my new blog and photo!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHARITY46 3/15/2013 8:39AM

    The real wow is this site being free! And all the help that's available at the click of a mouse! And all the people using it that (like you, my friend) really seem to care about each other and take the time to say so! Thanks for your recent msg to me. I have this deep gut feeling that this can really work for me IF I really work it. And I have reached a point where I have to put it all on the table - every day - and I believe that I have a realistic goal and reasonable expectations. It's just kinda scary to know that it's all public....every high and low and skip and stumble along the road.


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MSHEL7 3/15/2013 1:13AM

    Wow, you just said what I have been feeling for the 2 months that I have been here. It is amazing, something that works, and people who understand. Wish I would have found this sight years ago. emoticon

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ROSIEPD 3/14/2013 9:44AM

    Love it! You are a total WOW!

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STAY39 3/13/2013 11:19PM

    I feel exactly the same way! I don't do Facebook either but this site is exactly what I needed! I am feeling confident that this is "IT" for me too but was afraid to voice it! Thank you!!

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MATTEROFHEART 3/13/2013 9:00PM

    Wow! ;) So happy for you, Gail! Spark People has become my new Facebook. I don't even look at Facebook anymore! This is a positive place to come to help me stay focused on my goals and communicate with others who have similar goals! We are all in this together and that makes it so much easier!!!
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JULESJET 3/13/2013 8:18PM

    Yay! Happy 4 months to you! You are doing an AMAZING thing for yourself, Gail! You are Wonderful!

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MELLIESUE13 3/13/2013 8:12PM

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CARRIEANNE1027 3/13/2013 7:36PM

    You hit the nail right on the head! Thank you too for all the support and encouragement you've given me.. Spark is definitely a double blessing!

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    emoticon I'm soooo very happy for you!!! Keep up those emoticon WOW's!

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LJCANNON 3/13/2013 2:27PM

    emoticon Yep, it is a Real "WOW" Moment when you realize that Spark Friends "Get It".
emoticon Congratulations on all you have Gained as well as the Pounds that you have LOST!!

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SISSIE21 3/13/2013 2:08PM

    It does work and it has been a surprise to me as well. Sometimes when I want to give up, I think of you guys and tell myself I just can't give up. We are here for each other, we share and we encourage and we commiserate when things are going badly. It is amazing, isn't it? I am grateful every day for SP and for spark friends like you. We will make it and discover collar bones and hip bones and cheek bones and well who knows what, but we are allowing our true self to be revealed again. Not only the body, but our inner self. And that is powerful.
Thank you my friend for being there for me and for others. We will just keep on going until we make it! emoticon emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 3/13/2013 1:26PM

    Very well said! We are all glad that you came here too. You have said it here, the support of others who are on the same journey helps so much. Not to mention we are making some wonderful new friends!

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GGCHET 3/13/2013 12:42PM

    Yea! said it just right!
It is amazing, encouraging, & many other adjectives.
The Gail Anns are moving in the right direction.

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THEEXERCISER 3/13/2013 12:41PM

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