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Spark Rally Recap (pics)

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Thursday, July 25, 2013


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This last Saturday (July 2oth) I made the 2 hour drive from my home in Southern Indiana up to the town of Noblesville, Indiana near Indianapolis. I know it is Thursday but better late than never, right? Anyways, it was the first Spark rally/meeting/event that I have been fortunate enough to attend and I am glad that I was able to make the drive up for it!

First, I have to thank my travel partner Tiffany (DAUGHTEROFTWIN) for making the trip up with me! It is much more fun to make a road trip with someone instead of making the trek alone! For those who don't know, Tiffany has lost over 100lbs. and has been a great friend to me since meeting her here on Spark. If you are not friends with her...YOU SHOULD BE!


Tiffany (DAUGHTEROFTWIN) & I at the Spark Rally

I also have to give a special thank you to all the speakers at the rally for sharing their stories and for being an inspiration to so many...

Beth (~INDYGIRL) who has lost 240lbs.
Lucy (CRAZYMAMA46) who has lost over 220lbs.
Tom (MCCOURTT) who has lost over 60lbs.
Tina (HOOSIERGIRLINDY) who has lost almost 200lbs.
Lee (SWDOTB2) who has lost 90lbs.

It was so nice to have met all the wonderful Sparkers that attended the rally! I am really happy to have met so many wonderful people...


Myself & Jan-Marie (BOBCATGIRL76)


Colleen (BIGREDANGEL) & Myself


Beth (~INDYGIRL), Myself, & Tina (HOOSIERGIRLINDY)

I was also honored along with Tiffany & Jan-Marie to get up and say a few words to the group about our own journey! That was a really cool surprise and I was thrilled to be allowed to share my story with the group!


Addressing The Spark Rally

I wish I had gotten more pictures with everyone who was there. Unfortunately, that didn't happen but it was great meeting everyone and I look forward to seeing you all again real soon!

Belinda (PEEP6311)
Stacy (MRSTABER)
Shirley (BACHDIVA52)
Eric (BLUESMAN1)
Molly (MOJOLO)
Joanne (JOANNELYNN11)
Cathy (CATNCAG)
Cindy (CINDHOLM)
Sara (INSPIRED_N_INDY)
Kate (KATESQUEST)
Janey (WVAWACKADOO)


What a great Rally and I am looking forward to the next one! I am looking forward to meeting many more of you beautiful Sparks!

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IDICEM 7/26/2013 6:27AM

  Glad you had such a great experience. Looks like a fun time for everyone!!
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KKLENNERT809 7/26/2013 6:25AM

    Enjoyed your pics. Thank you for sharing. Sounds like a rally would be so motivating!!

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JSEATTLE 7/26/2013 6:11AM

  Thank you for your recap. and sharing your pictures, sorry I missed this

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REGILIEH 7/26/2013 6:09AM

    FANTASTIC!!! emoticon blog and pictures!!! emoticon so much for sharing!

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Anne

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CARTOONB 7/25/2013 11:26PM

    Looks like fun! Glad that you had the chance to go.

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CMCGRUN 7/25/2013 10:53PM

    Thanks for sharing. I am glad that you, and others who have worked so hard to reach their goals, can come together and support each other, and by sharing it with us you support us too!! It's awesome to see the smiles of satisfaction!!!

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ALDECKER08 7/25/2013 10:32PM

    Sounds and looks like a great time! I'm looking forward to going to an event like that sometime! :)

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JADED_CHICK19 7/25/2013 10:07PM

    Thanks for sharing your photos! I'm so jealous that you got to go meet so many amazing people and spark friends. I hope one day I can make it to a rally or event like this.

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1FARMER 7/25/2013 9:49PM

    Everyone seems to be having a great time at the rally. There hasn't been this type of event anywhere near Eastern PA where I live so I envy all the attendees. Everyone one must gotten a extra shot of support. I think it was Sparkpeople by osmosis. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Jeanne

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JAMER123 7/25/2013 9:21PM

    It sounds like you all had a wonderful time of sharing and just plain old fun!!! Great stories, of that I am sure!!
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JUNEAU2010 7/25/2013 8:51PM

    I would love to attend one of those! It would be so inspiring to meet other SP people!

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CAROL_31649731 7/25/2013 8:28PM

    Sounds like a wonderful experience for you all . . . so glad you had a good time. You so deserve it!!! Thanks for sharing pictures!! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. You all look very happy . . . and we're all very happy for you!!! emoticon emoticon

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KETTLEBURN 7/25/2013 6:44PM

    I didn't even know SP did stuff like that! That's SO COOL! I'm happy that you got the chance to go and share your story, hear those of others and have a good time!

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TRAVELGRRL 7/25/2013 5:59PM

    Thank you for sharing your pictures! I almost feel like I was there! What a great bunch of folk.

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NILLAPEPSI 7/25/2013 5:44PM

    Looks like a great time! I know they were excited to have you there. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 7/25/2013 5:29PM

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KLMEIRING 7/25/2013 5:28PM

    Makes me wish I still lived in Indiana. I would have enjoyed being there.

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BIGREDANGEL 7/25/2013 5:27PM

    So glad you could make it :) Now you know why I love these rallies :) Again it was great meeting you...hope to see you at more in the future :) (and who cares that it's Thursday...I haven't even gotten to my rally blog lmao)

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MOTHEPRO 7/25/2013 5:17PM

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COCK-ROBIN 7/25/2013 4:53PM

    Wonderful! I wish I was there.

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STEFIGURL 7/25/2013 4:49PM

    so Awesome! thanks for sharing your pics and the experience, Brad!

love,
stephi

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WORKNPROGRESS49 7/25/2013 4:49PM

    emoticon emoticon for sharing!!!!

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LADYBUG4869 7/25/2013 4:48PM

    I wish we could do that in my area. I live on the Kansas/Missouri border and I'm not even sure they have that going on here. I'm so glad you posted this!! emoticon

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JACKIE542 7/25/2013 4:35PM

    emoticon Must be so much fun to meet spark friends.

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TEMPEST272002 7/25/2013 4:23PM

    So jealous! I've only met one sparkfriend in RL and would love to go to a rally. Glad you went and were able to connect with so many inspiring people.

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SKAHONEY4U 7/25/2013 4:12PM

    Looks like a great time! My cousin lives in Noblesville (well the entirety of my mother's side of the family lives in Indiana, my mom, dad, and sister went to IU).

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LDANIELS17 7/25/2013 4:03PM

    Congratulations on attending a Spark Rally! I have no idea yet if Utah has one. Because of this blog, I think I'll check it out. It really does help to have so many with similar goals encouraging and supporting each other.
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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/25/2013 3:51PM

    Great blog! It would be so cool to meet some Sparklies! You are so tall ; )

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 7/25/2013 3:41PM

    I had a great time! Thank you for the invite and boost of motivation (yet again!!)



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AMBERLICIOUS88 7/25/2013 3:21PM

    That is so AWESOME!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 7/25/2013 3:13PM

    emoticon God YOU are TALL!!!

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BARBIEE52 7/25/2013 3:09PM

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience. Thanks for the great pics. I am glad you were able to share your story also, along with the other stories from everyone. It is great to meet the people who you correspond with and can relate to on a daily basis. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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SANDICANE 7/25/2013 3:07PM

    How fabulous is that!!! How do we find out about these rallies???

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~INDYGIRL 7/25/2013 2:58PM

    You rock! Can't wait to hear you speak in JANUARY!!!

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EMPRESSAMQ 7/25/2013 2:51PM

    Great pictures. Glad you had a good time in Noblesville.

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CORTNEY-LEE 7/25/2013 2:46PM

    sounds like an awesome time! It is always good to spend time with like minded people.

Thank you so much for sharing

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