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Thursday, June 13, 2013



This week, I've thought a lot about the tough times of my weight loss journey. I've spent the week with my family and I've had a wonderful time. But there have been so many reminders of my old life. The life I lived to get to 300 pounds.



Living with morbidly obese family members this week and seeing what they cannot do and what they struggle to do, I was quickly reminded of the things that I once couldn't do. Today, as I have a little time to myself to go back through some old pictures, it brings me to tears. Some are because I ever let myself go there. Some because I have loved ones there today. None because I think I'll ever go back there because I don't believe that I will.

Today ...

I'm happy that I don't mind posting a candid shot that caught me unprepared to hide my thighs or at the very least get myself properly displayed and photo worthy. I'm delighted that I've had some time to walk the walk and talk the talk with family members this week. To help others find fitness programs that will meet their physical needs. Share recipes. Offer copies of "The Spark Solution". And step back knowing that their journeys are theirs and they'll need to walk it themselves. I so hope they will!

May we each know that ...

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    Good reminder! Keep up your good work!

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MARYJEANSL 6/16/2013 12:03AM

  Congratulations on all your success, and I hope you were able to spark some of your family to start a journey to better health!

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KARRENLYNN 6/15/2013 8:22PM

    Every single choice counts, good and bad. All we can do is make each choice the best we can, one at a time.

Congratulations on your journey to better health.

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CICELY360 6/15/2013 3:49PM

  good blog

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    Thank you for your candor and openness!! Very well said!

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SANDYCRANE 6/15/2013 6:14AM

    You look great. You have helped to keep me motivated. Congratulations and keep up the good work.


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    GREAT TO SEE your blog in the spark mail.


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    I hope you inspired someone in your family this week--just by being you.

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  Congratulations!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 6/14/2013 1:51PM

    You are a wonderful inspiration to me! Thank you!

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    woohoo life is good

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Thank you, every success story just inspires me more to keep going!

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    thanks for sharing your journey with us

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DJSHIP46 6/14/2013 9:55AM

    Very inspirational... Thank you!

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MIMIDOT 6/14/2013 9:46AM

    Awesome blog! I know how you feel about over weight family members. You want so much to help them, but they are not receptive, We can just pray for them. God is good!

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    Great

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MOMMY445 6/14/2013 8:19AM

    such a beautiful and inspiring blog! have a fabulous day!

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BESSHAILE 6/14/2013 7:00AM

    Oh man - you touched so many buttons with this blog. Being with beloved family and friends who are always eating really stirs the emotional pot. BTW you were utterly beautiful at any weight and t hat little dog is precious. You certainly have a rich life.

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SHERYLP461 6/14/2013 6:52AM

    You are amazing, and how healthy and happy you look now.

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KARENLEIGH32 6/13/2013 10:18PM

    I agree, when I see people that can't 'do' because of being unhealthy/over weight it gets me so upset.

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LIVINGFREE19 6/13/2013 9:56PM

    I love your blogs, and this blog really shows the real you. It shows the drive, the fight, the discipline and the love you have for yourself to change you!
You are so beautiful, inside and out and I believe you were then too, even though you were 300 pounds.

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4RASCALS 6/13/2013 8:52PM

    You are a sparkling example of what we can all accomplish. First we must be willing to accept change, then step by step, start the lifestyle change. Love the random picture.
It's great that you were able to offer support to your family. That means a lot. Keep up the great work, your an inspiration to all

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COCK-ROBIN 6/13/2013 8:10PM

    Beautiful!

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PEGANDADAM 6/13/2013 6:56PM

    I did that picture thing today; I made my son retake a pic he took of me so I could "arrange" things better. How marvelous that you are at this place in your life, I am looking forward to reaching that place also.

Thanks for sharing!!

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NANCYTUNBERG64 6/13/2013 5:43PM

    How awesome of you to not only love the time you are able to be with your family but also to be able to offer encouragement to them if they so choose to accept it AND to look deep within yourself to be so proud of what you have accomplished.

Bravo!!

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SNOWYOGA 6/13/2013 4:42PM

    You should be proud! emoticon And you look great, but I know that I hate having mine taken and can''t wait till i'm were you are emoticon Thank you for sharing emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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