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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Today I hit a milestone, the last of the trophys to be won. When I started at Spark in 2011 I had high hopes for the journey and Spark has never disappointed me. I have learned so much and progressed a great deal. Especially I have met on the computer so many wonderful people. I cannot even remotely thank them enough.
True, I still need to lose about 20 more lbs. but I finally feel I can do this. No one has ever said 'why are you still not at goal?' And I appreciate that immensely. Somewhere in my subconscious mind I am still using that last 20 lbs. as a buffer to being all I can be but I am working on that even as we speak. There was a lot to overcome. The loss of my first marriage and the grief this caused me and my children was not easy to reconcile. The loss of most of my siblings and the parents whom I loved so much was also not easy to overcome. But their loss was nothing compared to the realization of their extreme unhappiness in their lives. There is nothing to do but say prayers for them. So, in the meantime am I allowed to be happy? I really have to understand that no one ever promised me all the best in life. I have to be the author of my own story and will it read like an adventure or a tragedy?
So now to list the great things in my life:
I have a wonderful husband who is in hospital right now finally getting better in a very holistic manner. He had a broken body and his spirit was very affected by this. I feel so confident that he will improve mightily.
I have a lovely home, several loving children, 9 fantastic grandchildren and two dogs that are just the best.
I only have 20 lbs. to go and I have all the tools needed to get rid of them slowly.
My health is excellent and I love to walk.
What more can I ask for?
Thank you Spark for being such an amazing site which has taught me so much and given me such happiness. I love you all!!
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    “What day is it?"
    It's today," squeaked Piglet.
    My favorite day," said Pooh.”
    ― A.A. Milne

    Congratulations on hitting that milestone!
    1395 days ago
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    Thats truly amazing! The highest trophy! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1395 days ago
    emoticon emoticon congrats on earning the last of spark point trophy . You've been so diligently with spark good time and bad time. You've learned a lot and achieve your groove. I so love your Positiveness and you've been cheering me up with your wise advice.
    Thank you for your support and friendship. Glad to know your DH is on the mend. You are so light, you've got got everything you need to your 20 lbs to melt down. You can do it!!
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    1396 days ago
    You are an amazing person and your positive attitude and spirit are always an inspiration to me. i know you will continue your journey and reach all your goals. Continuing to send good thoughts and prayers to your husband. Take care.
    1396 days ago
    Bravo!!!!! What a lovely testimony. Keep Sparking and counting blessings. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1396 days ago
    I love the spirit you have while recounting the good things in your life. Yes, bad things will always also be a part of life, sadly there is no way to separate one from the other. But to answer your rhetorical may be happy in the mean time. You not only may, but deserve to be happy. Keep your spirits up and look forward to the next era of your journey.
    1396 days ago
    Now that is the kind of positive testimony that keeps me sparkin'.
    1396 days ago
    emoticon Gina !!! You Rock !!
    1396 days ago
    emoticon on your milestone. I am glad that you have found happiness in the successes you have
    1396 days ago
    What a great story! Thanks for sharing. Best of luck with the last 20 pounds.
    1396 days ago
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