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So many who are missing...

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I was going through my sparks friends list today to say hi and check on people's blogs that I might have missed. I'm saddened to see how many of those that I'd originally friended are no longer on the site. Some have been gone months, some, over a year. I don't do as good a job as I should keeping in touch with people.

I feel bad that i wasn't able to be of more help, more support. I wonder what happened to those who chose to leave Spark without a word. Did they reach their goals? Did they decide to stop trying?

I will probably never know, but I want to tell all of you this - If you're struggling with this journey - DON"T GIVE UP! Reach out to your sparkfriends. We are all here to help each other on this difficult journey. I know there have been so many times that I have needed you guys and you've come to my aid. I don't know if I would have made it this far if I were going it alone.

I've had my ups and downs, I've lost lots and gained some back, and gotten back on track again. You CAN do it. A day, a week, even a month of not paying attention or not caring about how you eat or work out is NOT the end of the world! The next step you take, the next bite you take - it's a CHOICE not something that's predetermined. YOU determine what your life will be. YOU decide whether you'll have water or that soda.

You also can remind yourself that just because you don't eat that treat now, doesn't mean you shall never have it again. Just because you don't take the elevator now, doesn't mean you won't ever again. Push yourself. Each choice - good or bad - adds up to a healthier or a sicker you.

Make the CHOICES that are right for who YOU want to be. Not what others tell you you are. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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JUMPINJULIE 9/16/2013 5:54PM

    I know it makes me sad too. We can do it.

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LORI2562 9/16/2013 9:30AM

    emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 9/15/2013 3:24PM

    So true!

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MJREIMERS 9/15/2013 2:26PM

    Very true! I've tried to track down a few SparkFriends, most with no success. One I even met, but still couldn't track her down.

All we can do is be here for others. I know I had joined in 2009 and "left" for over a year. I came back and became more involved with the site. I made a sparkpage, started blogging, joined some teams and I think that made all the difference. The more involved and invested one is, the more success one will have.

Hang in there and just do what you can! I know that you are here to support others. I see your support often on my page! emoticon

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TIRED49 9/14/2013 11:53PM

    I've had the same thing happen and it made me sad. I need to go through again but I am wondering who will be missing this time.

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FITFRIT 9/14/2013 9:55PM

    I feel the same way. I went through my list and messaged a few that have been on there for years and I didn't get any responses. It was so sad.

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NILLAPEPSI 9/14/2013 1:13PM

    Such a great blog!! So very true!! emoticon emoticon

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ANGELFMABV 9/14/2013 11:47AM

    Amen! Very well said. Have a great day!

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GGJUNEBUG 9/14/2013 7:25AM

    Hey There! Thanks for the blog. I agree with your posting totally. I have definitely lost and gained quite a few times, but after reading this I'm determined to keep going. I just needed that push and encouragement. Thanks for cheering me up this Saturday morning!

:) emoticon emoticon

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SUNSHINE99999 9/14/2013 12:38AM

  Here is one vote for friends to remember you. emoticon

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KPETSCHE 9/14/2013 12:16AM

    It's hard to keep up with a lot of the friends that aren't active on the site. I find myself going through my friends list every once in awhile and trying to send messages but it's hard to sit at the computer for that long unless I'm at work and not busy. Good points!

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