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Thursday, June 06, 2013

I logged into SparkPeople today, and I got the most flattering notice from SparkPeople:

"Trophies you have won: Popular Blog Post "85 Pounds Is Heavy""

When I wrote that blog, I never intended it to be a popular post. I was just looking to share my jaw-dropping, eye-opening experience with my weight loss - how BIG 85 pounds looks, how MUCH I was carrying on my body for years. I was just pleased as punch to have so many sweet, encouraging comments on my blog.

SparkPeople really is a great community; everyone I've met is so uplifting and encouraging, always ready with a word or emoticon that keeps me going. The Internet can be filled with so many dark, depressing places - the news or political blogs or conspiracy websites or whatever - but SparkPeople is just such a great place.

When I log in, I know I am not the only person out there who struggles with emotional eating and carb/sugar addiction. I know I'm not the only person who is carefully monitoring what she eats so that she can live a healthy lifestyle. I know I'm not alone, that there is one of the many wonderful people here who has been through what I have and will put in a kind word. I always leave here at the end of the day in better spirits with a smile on my face.

So thank you, my wonderful SparkFriends, for letting me put a smile on your face this once. Thank you for your support and encouragement and kind words. Thank you for being a great community and thank you for helping me on this journey to a healthy lifestyle!
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    emoticon So happy you've been recognized for the positive, insightful, consistent, and supportive blogger that you are!

    And I agree -- I love how I can log in to Sparkpeople and feel better by the time I log out. It's truly a haven for a place to seek inspiration from others, receive supportive comments on my blog or sparkpage, or a place I can vent without being judged or looked down upon. Plus, I find that as a community we can be much more true to ourselves here, opposed to other social networking -- I'm talking to you, Facebook! -- in which there is a more competitive/bragging rights atmosphere. In fact, Facebook is the last place I go to if I'm feeling in low spirits...

    Anyway, so glad that we are Spark buddies and that you are finding so much success in your consistent, great work to a healthier, happier you :D
    1532 days ago
    That was a great blog. And...you're one of the people I look to so that I know i'M not alone. We are all there for each other!! emoticon
    1533 days ago
    You deserve the recognition for all of your hard work and your supportive attitude. That blog was great.
    1533 days ago
  • 19-VICKI-56
    You show us losing weight can be done, and give us all encouragement when we need it most. emoticon
    1533 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I'm also really glad to that they saw how great your blogs are! Have a great day and keep it going emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1534 days ago
    I'm so glad you were recognized for your wonderful blogs! I read that one and you sure do deserve it!
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    1534 days ago
    Thank you for blogging, sharing your journey, and being inspiring!
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    I couldn't agree more !! and it was an AWESOME blog btw..
    1534 days ago
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