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    MARYANNGI   101,224
100,000-149,999 SparkPoints


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Although I still have a ways to go until I reach goal, I would like to say thank you to some very supportive people that have helped a lot during the last 6-8 months. That may sound strange since I haven't reached goal yet, but they have me supported me when I needed it most!

First off, my parents. They have been there every step of this journey. They are the first ones I call when I hit the scale for my weekly weigh-in. And lose or gain I have their support.

My son Josh who encourages me to do things I may have thought about, but also thought they were beyond my abilities.

Diane, Julee and Moni! You are all there through thick and thin-literally! LOL
Getting frustrated because I am stuck. Just drop a line to them and they are there no matter what.

Frances & Linda-These two ladies are some of the best support ever. We work together at a local non-profit. They listen, don't judge if I have a bit extra something and celebrate with me on the milestones along the way. When I have a set-back they are there to help me think things through. They are pointing out things in me that I suspected were there, but might never have gotten to know. In a couple of words, there have helped me grow in many so many ways.

The Spirited Underdogs and the 5% Challenges!- Who knew that 3 1/2 years ago when I received in invite to the challenge, that I would be a leader for one of the teams and lasted through12 or 14 challenges! And this time I got so close to my 5% goal I could taste it.

And thank you to me! I am starting to like the person I see when I look in the mirror. That hasn't always been the case. It wasn't just the weight either. It was the person inside who I never felt was quite good enough. I now know that isn't true. And for the first time since I joined SparkPeople, I have actual goals that aren't weight, exercise or food related. Imagine that! I want to climb a local mountain, start hiking in Franconia Notch at least once a month, and last but not least-a 2-day hicke with my son in the White Mountain National Forest! Pretty amazing for someone who 3 years ago would never have even considered any of these!

Thanks everyone of all the support!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KELLIEBEAN 5/6/2013 10:12AM

    Great blog!

You will climb that mountain. Congratulations on your accomplishments so far!


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    Mary Ann!

Thank you so much for the support you have given me! You are truly on my list of my supportive people. Even though my journey started years ago, and I truly have a long way to go, it is so fantastic to know that your there too!

YOU GO GIRL! Have a great time climbing that mountain!

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    WOOOOHOOO M.A. !!!!! SO HAPPY to be a Kick and a KISS when needed !!! Your the GR8est MaryAnn I KNOW and a DEEP, DEAREST Friend,,, as we age,,, and lose our minds,,, let's just exchange them. HAHAHAHA urs is MUCH better,,, while mine has a lot morah FUN. We can learn morah from each othah. BUT!!! first you TAKE THAT HIKE,,,and I'll take my 4 art classes in college. :) YOU GO GIRL and THANKS FOR SAYING TY TO URSELF !!! that's the one,, U !1!! who has done the FOLLOW THRU on the work 111

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RUFFIT 5/3/2013 8:36AM

    What a great blog. So proud of you!! Don't forget I am always here for ya and thanks for being here for me too!! Huge hugs, Moni emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 5/2/2013 1:30PM

    You are doing great. I am so proud of you. I love that you have those hikes planned and I wish I could tag along. LOL Keep pushing! emoticon
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CHERIRIDDELL 5/1/2013 12:00AM

    Isn't it good to see how many people we have supporting us ?

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LINDA! 4/30/2013 6:44PM

    How lucky are you? What wonderful friends and family you have. emoticon

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68ANNE 4/30/2013 3:38PM

    Being grateful for those special people (including yourself) is a great step

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JENNIK2 4/30/2013 2:30PM

    You are very lucky to have such supportive people in your life.

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