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The People of SparkPeople Inspire Me

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Saturday, January 04, 2014

I have never been so inspired to get fit! Nothing any doctor has told me has made such a dent as the messages that I get from you out there in Spark World! The responses to my blogs, posts on my page, goodies, Sparkmails... and I can't keep up!

You all make me feel like an emerging butterfly and make me want to be a role model. That's why I put such effort into my blogs and Spark Rallies and meetings here in Indianapolis.

You each have such a unique story to tell and all of us have such obstacles, No one obstacle is easier than any one other. It is about taking what you have and figuring out how to make it work- thinking CAN instead of can't. For instance, when I was bedridden at 460 pounds, I lifted shampoo bottles in bed. It seemed like nothing, but it is what I COULD do. It prepared me to do more. Start where you can and keep moving gradually. Never push yourself too hard. Things should be somewhat challenging, but never make you literally upset or full of dread. Those things are a good sign that something does not belong in your new lifestyle and to find an alternative.

Thank you for being my inspiration! I'm so sorry that I cannot get back to each of you personally. Know, however, that you each make such a difference in my life! I look forward to all of your posts!
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