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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I'm just a girl who has had some success. I'm not a doctor. I'm not lucky. I've earned every lost pound. Any answers I can give you will be based on my personal experiences. I think that's what others want to hear. I know that's what I want to hear. I enjoy hearing the success stories of others and being able to tweak and incorporate some of their ideas into my own lifestyle.

There's no set formula. Eat only this + exercise like this = success. NO WAY, JOSE! It doesn't work like that.

Some of you SparkleLovelies have emailed me asking questions ranging from EXTREMELY personal to general 'how did you do this?' Most of you know I'm an open book. I've talked about my hoohaw (popular blog); I've shared pictures of my body in different stages (popular blog - eek!); I talk about dating and love and personal tragedy and triumph.

I want people to realize that this journey is nothing to be embarrassed by (though, yeah, it was a little unnerving seeing my belly in a Spark email that is sent to millions of people, but I digress, LoL)

If you have a question, ask me! In this case, there really is no such thing as a stupid question. This whole thing is a learning experience. You can ask me in this blog. You can email me. If it's something I can answer, I will. And if I can't, I'll tell you just that.

If you ask something that I think others can provide valuable opinions and insight about, I may post it in a future blog so others can view that feedback. Odds are you're not the only one wondering.

The floor is open!! Ask away :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KALEWINE 5/2/2013 3:28PM

    It's so true that everyone's journey is different. Thanks for being so open about your journey!

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MERRY_XMAS 4/30/2013 5:54PM

    Thank you for sharing!
PS. I hope your dad feels better!

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AMBER281 4/30/2013 5:34PM

    You are awesome and inspiring!
Thanks so much for sharing your journey and life with us. I gives people, like myself, hope that we can be successful too!

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LISALGB 4/30/2013 8:35AM

    You are awesome, Shelby!!

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FEMISLIM 4/26/2013 3:31PM

    This is the beauty of SP!

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AWOOD1973 4/26/2013 5:40AM

    Love that you are an open book, willing to help in any way! That's what makes you truly AWESOME! emoticon

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KIMCOLLINGS 4/25/2013 2:26PM're such a sweetheart! Always enjoy your blogs and your story is very inspiring. I also love that you are such a down to earth gal and willing to help. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LADYJ6942 4/25/2013 1:07PM

    Oh so true, it is all a matter of tweaking and retweaking as our body like science and life is every changing.

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JAIMESIZED 4/25/2013 12:36PM

    So glad to hear that you're willing to help others, even if it means digging into your personal life... you're so inspiring :)

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CHANGINGSAM 4/25/2013 11:57AM

    Thank you!

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LRSILVER 4/25/2013 5:07AM

    You are an inspiration.

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ALLIEALLIE2 4/24/2013 10:36PM

    This is exactly why I emoticon YOU!!!

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ANGIEN9 4/24/2013 9:46PM

    It is so nice to be able to read someone's blog that is very personal. I tend to blog that way and enjoy other blogs like that. Our emotions affect our weight as do many other things. We need to be able to talk openly. Thanks for doing that on your blog!
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TANYA602 4/24/2013 8:16PM

    You know that you've been one of my mentors - and I so love that you say you've earned every lost pound. How true is that?! I've learned so much here about what work really is, how along the way our bodies will look funky, and vicariously I remember what the early stages of love feel like. ahhhhh You are such a rock star!

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_JODI404 4/24/2013 5:55PM

    No ? for you, but I seriously love how open you are and that you you can find the humor in things such as your belly pic in the Sparkmail.

We are all unique, and must find what works for us as individuals. It's always great to get ideas and tips from others, and sometimes inspiration just when you need it to rekindle your Spark!

I love this community, and I think you are an absolutely awesome Sparker... the loveliest of the lovely!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 4/24/2013 5:42PM

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