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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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DALMOM2007 11/20/2013 5:58AM

    Great blog...I can relate to a lot of what it says. emoticon

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SPARKLINGME176 11/18/2013 5:24PM


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GRAMPAM 11/18/2013 2:53PM

    So true! emoticon emoticon

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KRICKET57 11/18/2013 9:31AM

    Thank you for sharing that with us!

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JUSTYNA7 11/17/2013 11:20PM

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CATLOVER110 11/17/2013 5:22PM

    She does sound inspiring. I will look up her sparkpage.

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FELINEBETTER 11/17/2013 3:39PM

    Inspiring indeed! How lovely that they have been recognized nationally too!

Btw -- thanks very much for the goodie! Hot chocolate is right in order as we got a few inches of snow last night! How is it there?

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1CRAZYDOG 11/17/2013 2:45PM


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NASFKAB 11/17/2013 12:12PM

  very true thanks

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CHRISTASP 11/17/2013 11:55AM

    Tried to find this member - you mean this page?

Can't find link to article.

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CHRISTASP 11/17/2013 11:53AM

    Ouch. That sounds painful, getting your head screwed on tighter! emoticon

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OURELEE1 11/17/2013 11:18AM

  Great blog. Thanks

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DRAGON-CHICK 11/17/2013 11:05AM

    Awesome blog; PERFECT key points!

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I guess I'm still in denial... Working on it!

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