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Secret Power of Awesome Recharge

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Occasionally, I need to stop and recharge my Secret Power of Awesome. This was one of those weeks. (If you donít know what my Secret Power of Awesome is, hereís the vlog that explains it: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Anywho, I caught myself thinking a few disheartening thoughts after seeing myself in a few recent videos and pics. I thought, ďOh my gosh, I have such a loooooong way to go. Will I ever get out of this fat suit?Ē

Yes. I actually thought that. Me. The Queen of the Secret Power of Awesome.

Red flags flew, warning bells chimed, that cartoony klaxon sound rang in my ears. Ooooooo gah, ooooooo gah. And I stopped everything. Whoa. That kind of thinking is strictly AGAINST THE RULES. So decided I needed to stop, take a minute to look back, see how far Iíve come and celebrate a few other NSVs. Here we go:


This is where I started Spark. I absolutely KNOW Iím farther than this now.


Today is Day 894 of my exercise streak. Whatever my size, I am OFF the couch!


Now with a steadier income, I can afford to make more frequent trips to the store, to buy lots of produce, like my FAVORITE apples.


And this lil guy, who really needed google eyes.


I was NOT embarrassed to have my staff pic taken for the website.

And I might get to go kayaking with ĎRika tomorrow. And I have a bunch of fun, creative projects in the works right now. And my kids are trying new things and challenging themselves. And hubs is happy at work. And we have a roof over our heads and we havenít driven each other completely crazy yet. And my brother just turned 50. And my dad and bonus mom are celebrating their anniversary. And Audrey and I belly laughed for about ten minutes yesterday. And thereís this--


I put this into my Captain Woohoo jar this morning.

So, I recharged my Secret Power of Awesome and Iím ready to tackle the weekend. How Ďbout you? Spark ON, Brave Sparkers!!
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LORIVIOLA 3/13/2014 10:57AM

    If i never came upon this Blog, i never would have gone to the Vlog.
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TERRIJ7 2/20/2014 11:23AM

    Your blogs are better for me than taking vitamins! Honestly!

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DRTOVAH 10/31/2013 8:26PM

  You look great!

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LAURIETAIT 10/11/2013 2:15PM

    You look pretty darn good in that staff picture. Onward totally awesome all the way.

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TEXASFILLY 10/2/2013 9:59PM

    Love how you're true to yourself & live by your rules! ROCKIN'! *hugs* Shelly, you look positively MAH~velous! You actually SPARKLE! Keep up your AWE~some success! *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WHITEANGEL4 9/28/2013 11:48PM

    Great blog and an inspiration to all of us

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_JODI404 9/26/2013 3:53PM

    (Blog catch up time!)

It's hard to believe you had to recharge the "Secret Power of Awesome".... because I always think you are doing so amazingly awesome!! But even with your Wonder Woman ways -- you are still human... and those negative voices will try to crop up.

So glad you shut them right back down! (love the sound effects!) Hopefully the scale is moving the way you want it to -- but I know that in your staff picture you look absolutely beautiful! Just radiant and glowing with happiness! You look fit and healthy! I hope this means your return to work has been rewarding and fulfilling in addition to stocking the pantry!

You've come a long way, and definitely are doing an awesome job on LIVING a healthy and happy lifestyle! Life is definitely good! Or AWESOME even!!!

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SLIMLEAF 9/25/2013 7:09AM

    You are indeed most Awesome, Shelli!

Hoop on!

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VANGO79 9/24/2013 12:20PM

    We all need the positive reminders once in a while and to celebrate how far we have come. Thank you. emoticon

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KPETSCHE 9/24/2013 5:15AM

    Good job, Shelli - I'm thinking of making myself a WooHoo jar, too. It's the neatest idea!
YOU ROCK!!!!!!

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NANFITGRAN 9/23/2013 5:43PM

    Yes, Shelli, we ALL need to kick that negative self talk to the curb each and every time it raises its evil little head! Celebrate the positive, the NSVs, all the emoticon stuff we have in our lives each and every day. emoticon

You are such an inspiration to so many folks here in SP Ville!
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OFFICECHIK 9/23/2013 3:56PM

    You are indeed awesome and an inspiration. Keep up all of that positive energy. It's contagious!!! emoticon

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PICKIE98 9/23/2013 3:23PM

    You were beautiful when you started, you are now shining more!!

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MRSRIGS1 9/23/2013 2:23PM

    That's the SPIRIT!! emoticon

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IMAGINE46 9/23/2013 11:19AM

  Love it. You are awesome!

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JRRING 9/23/2013 10:44AM

  nice...

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1DRWOMAN 9/23/2013 12:54AM

    Nice to know that even the queen of awesome gets funky sometimes and needs a good mental regroup! I feel the same!!! Well done! LOVE that staff pic too...beautiful colours on you! Good lipstick colour too! :) You go girl! xoxox

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WALNUTT1961 9/22/2013 9:45PM

    emoticon Great Blog! Love the pics too!

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AJB121299 9/22/2013 4:52PM

    nice

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GEORGE815 9/22/2013 4:22PM

    Yes, I'm tackling the weekend. Call me the Weekend Warrior!

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FITNESS_ELLE 9/22/2013 4:02PM

    love your attitude!

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CIROHIO 9/22/2013 4:01PM

    emoticon blog Shelly. Like the idea of recharging that positive thinking. Your staff picture is emoticon

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DAWNDMOORE40 9/22/2013 3:55PM

    emoticon Recharging that positive thinking! I love it! I think we all have to do that from time to time! I loved your cute little tomatoes with the googly eyes and the "Captain Woohoo jar"! I think you have such great creativity! emoticon emoticon for sharing with us today! Have a blessed day! emoticon emoticon

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FANTASM01 9/22/2013 3:54PM

    Your staff picture is lovely. There's a whole lot of awesomeness going on with you! Congrats on all of your achievements! emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 9/22/2013 2:43PM

    AWESOME! LADY JUST AWESOME! YOU GO GIRL. FORWARD ALL THE WAY OUT OF THE FAT SUIT. YOU DESERVE IT. OH YA! WHAT, NO MORE HOOLA HOOPING?

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    I love this blog and your attitude!! emoticon emoticon

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VMMMAY 9/22/2013 12:51PM

    LOVE your attitude, and the Secret Power of Awesome. might need to figure that my own secret power......

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1DERLAND14 9/22/2013 12:00PM

    LOVED LOVED LOVED your vlog!! emoticon

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OREGONMOM4 9/22/2013 10:28AM

    Good Job!

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CHATERJOY 9/22/2013 9:36AM

    Love...Love....love...I am going to work it. The Secret power of Awesome! Thanks!
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SHIRE33 9/22/2013 8:27AM

    There must be a lot of awesome sauce in that jar!

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    You are always uplifting Shelly! emoticon

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GOANNA2 9/22/2013 7:14AM

    Well done. You are awesome. emoticon

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SJKENT1 9/22/2013 7:06AM

    I love love love to infinity Honeycrisp Apples. You almost need a parttime job just to be able to buy them. But I am worth it!!! I'm going today and buy me some.

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 9/22/2013 6:34AM

    Well done

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SUZIPAM1 9/22/2013 6:21AM

    you are so funny

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    Hey, you're awesome, and you're doing great!!!! emoticon

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