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My 1st "My Journey" presentation

Monday, May 20, 2013

Well, it came and now it has gone.This past Saturday, May 18th, I was asked to share my journey of weight loss with a church women's ministry group.I had worked hard and long on just the right words, just the right way, handouts, etc., in order to do the best job that I could.This is my very first "speaking" that I've ever done in front of a group of people.Seems as though I have always sang in front of people since I was a vocal performance music major in college, but I have never given any speeches.This was completely new for me.The highlight of the day was to have a fellow Spark People person come and attend the meeting.I finally got to meet a Spark People in person.LaShonda (PENNYSAVER 2) was there with her husband.I was so excited to see her! I had anticipated it every day since the time she told me that they would be able to come.The ladies group said I did a good job and I thank them for that complement.I still have some more weight to lose according to my doctors, but I will continue on with "my plan" as I have been doing.

Thank all of you who prayed for me and kept me in your thoughts about this "sharing".I would not be able to succeed on any of this journey, had it not been for all of you and the support and kind and uplifting words that you have always sent my way.

PENNYSAVER2 took some pictures of us together, and as soon as I can get my daughter to put them on the Spark, I will share them with you.

Always remember:

"Hold on to my arm & let's journey together!"
("Paula's Thoughts")

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FISHER011 6/4/2013 12:37AM

    YOU are my Inspiration Paula!
I know how hard it is to give a speech-SO ~HAPPY~ for YOU!
You are amazing & I want to say thank you for always being a giving, encouraging, caring person!
And Congratulation! emoticon emoticon

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2BE-MY-BEST 5/22/2013 1:10AM

    I am proud of you! Looking forward to seeing the pictures. Have a great day!

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SANDRA2BSKINNY1 5/21/2013 10:16AM

    emoticon emoticon I knew you could do it. emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 5/20/2013 11:52PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon know you could do it and you did keep on sharing your story you inspire so many here at Spark emoticon

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 5/20/2013 11:44PM

    emoticon Paula! It takes a great deal of courage to speak in front of a group of people. Overcoming your fears and facing the challenge has resulted in personal growth and a new source of support. How exciting to meet a fellow Spark member!
We are on this journey together, and the support we give and receive touches us in many ways. emoticon emoticon

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GODS_TEMPLE 5/20/2013 10:51PM

    emoticon Paula! If you were nervous, you could just sing your speech! emoticon emoticon

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SAMI199 5/20/2013 9:28PM

    emoticon I am so happy it went well & you had a SP Friend there to cheer you on.


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THE_SHAKESHAFT 5/20/2013 2:05PM

    Great job!!

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2BEHEALTHY2014 5/20/2013 12:31PM

    Good job! I can't do public speaking and admire those that can.

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    Looking forward to seeing the photos when you have a chance to share.

Bravo and well done on your presentation!

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JANEMARIE77 5/20/2013 9:39AM

    so happy your speak went well friends aren't they great

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LJCANNON 5/20/2013 9:24AM

    emoticon I am so glad that your Speech went well, I am not surprised at all!! It is AWESOME that a Spark Friend was able to join you!

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4RASCALS 5/20/2013 8:35AM

    emoticon on the speech. You are such a wonderful example of success.
I'm sure that this will not be your last speaking engagement. Great way to spread the spark in your community. How awesome that you got to meet a Spark Friend.
Wishing you continued success in your journey, thanks for sharing with us.

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KITT52 5/20/2013 8:31AM

    great job..sounds like it went great....
have a healthy day

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DEBIGENE 5/20/2013 8:20AM

    CONGRATS on your speaking debut, I'm sure it won't be your last !!!

Keep on pushin !!!

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2HAMSDIET 5/20/2013 8:08AM

    emoticon emoticon What a blessing you are to others.

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SEAWILLOW 5/20/2013 7:22AM

    Congrats on your speaking succes!

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JGRAY76 5/20/2013 7:09AM

    Congratulations! Public speaking is hard in the beginning but gets easier with practice. I always try to remember that the people in attendance sincerely want you to be successful. Good for you for facing down a fear of speaking and sharing your story. You may have Sparked a few new members. And so glad another Sparker was able to join you.

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