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I See You!

Monday, October 14, 2013


I mean it! For those of us who have been significantly overweight, or who have been in an abusive relationship, or who are alone, or underappreciated by our boss, children, spouse, etc., it is often very hard to believe that about ourselves. So I just want to take a moment and let you know how much you all mean to me and what a difference you have made in my life and my weight loss journey.

Today someone I have never interacted with before on SP sent me a goodie, just because I posted in a huddle that I needed support. It was all I needed to turn around what had been a very stressful morning. That's what spark people is all about...encouragement and support. Together we are stronger. Together we will succeed.

If you have ever sent me a spark goodie, read one of my blogs (and this one counts, so I mean YOU!), answered one of my message board questions, inquired on my spark page as to how I am doing, given advice or encouragement, "liked" a status, or offered your cyber friendship....THANK YOU!!! It means the world to me, and I only hope that I am able to reciprocate in some small way.

When I was a preschooler in the late 1960s, there was a t.v. show called Romper Room. When I was not galloping around my coffee table with my broom/pretend hobby horse, my eyes would be glued to the television, waiting for the teacher to look in her magic mirror and "see" me.

Although she never said, "I see Laura", I am here to say that I SEE YOU! When I look in my magic computer screen, I see so many wonderful sparklers who share their love, photos, hugs, woo hoos, and motivational quotes, including....

GINGERLICIOUS, who always, always, manages to remind me of my superpowers when I am at my weakest...
and PATSYB7, who spent 500 points to buy me lawn equipment!...
and HLTHHAPPINESS4C, who didn't forget me when I went on a break...
and TAMMYAND, who is such a positive person and writes nice things about me even when I'm crabby...
and BLESSED2BEME, who's perserverance in the face of difficulty reminds me that I don't have to sink into a depression every time life gets tough or I eat a cookie...
and KAILYNSTAR, who really makes me laugh out loud...
and MRSPRINCIPAL, who went above and beyond in helping me get my resume put together...
and FITMARY, who sent me skis as a reminder that I am never to old to learn something new...
and PHYLISSCR, who's faith blesses me more with every blog...
and JACKIE15108, who's willing to help me be accountable for non-weight loss goals...
and TURTLE69,who is so generous with her high fives, and thumbs ups, and bear hugs,...
and IXCHEL23, CANINE_MAMA, GOOZLEBEAR, and IUTRYTR who never fail to "like" my status.

Here's to my new sparkfriends, too...LIZSPRINGSTEEN, CHERYLE51, BETHLOVESBIKING, PANDBPARTNERS, NEELIXNKES, MOTEL MOM, and everyone else I am getting to know.

I see you! And you are pretty freaking special!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUEPERWOMAN 10/16/2013 6:52PM

Thank you! You are so easy to love, that's all it is.

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TEENY2BEE 10/16/2013 11:59AM


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KAILYNSTAR 10/15/2013 10:57AM

    Hey! Wait a minute!!! Laugh out loud! Hmph.

You should be chuckling all day through as well! You know, when you think that you're done laughing and then the day goes on and then...WHAM!!!!!!!! There's that tiny little cyber buddy making you laugh or smile again.

You're a great friend to have!


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JACKIE15108 10/15/2013 4:08AM

    No, I thank you!!!! You have always responded to my blogs and spark page from my start here at sp and this has meant alot to me....thank you for your friendship!

I loved rompr room and I remember very well the magic mirror!!!!!!!!

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PHYLISSCR 10/15/2013 12:30AM

    Thank you, for your blog, I get ion everyday and look for your posts and I'm always glad when I see you've blog...:-). Your consistency on SP, along with you're willingness to share your ups and downs, is an encouragement to me. emoticon

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TAMMYAND 10/14/2013 11:44PM

    Another wonderful blog from wonderful you! The reason you are surrounded by special folks here at SP is because YOU are special too. You have much to offer and are willing to do so. You have great insights and aren't afraid to share them. We all can learn from each other and indeed you are a lead teacher here at "spark" school! I grade you A++++.

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LALMEIDA 10/14/2013 11:09PM

  emoticon You are special too! emoticon

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SANDISOCAROLINA 10/14/2013 10:55PM

    How nice! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 10/14/2013 10:20PM

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HLTHAPPINESS4C 10/14/2013 9:08PM

    Awe emoticon emoticon emoticon I think you are pretty freaking special too and I want to thank you for encouraging me these past few weeks while I have been in a funk. You are a blessing!
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