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An Inspirational Spark Friend

Sunday, November 17, 2013

One of my heros on SP became a friend within a few blogs we shared when I first joined SP many many years ago. We had a lot in common including a love of the outdoors. I was just on "Serene_Me"s spark page and she and her husband have posted an article done about them. Here are a couple of quotes from the article that I want to remember:

"A big reason for my success is fully understanding and appreciating a couple of key points: Exercise does not burn off nearly as many calories as you desperately want to believe it does, and my daily caloric-intake requirement is much smaller than I want it to be.

Most importantly, I learned that I was never unhappy because I was fat; I was fat because I was unhappy. Getting my head screwed on a little tighter through therapy and coaching was a key thread through the whole five-year weight-loss process."

A key thing to me was that Serene_Me met her goal. She lost a lot of weight and has KEPT IT OFF. It took her a while to figure out how to do that and it was NOT dieting. Maintenance for her has meant remaining active on Spark People. I have found her process inspirational and a lot of what I do is based on what she did... because it worked. Check out her page for the link to the article.
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