Saturday, July 28, 2007
Here's one of my favorite message board posts in a while!
Message: I was reading articles on SparkPeople about diet strategies. I
nodded my head in agreement at a few of the paragraphs.
Then my eyes just started to fill with tears.
I don''t know when it happened, but I became so proud of myself for
changing. I was eating a healthy lunch, enjoying every bite while I rested
after my new workout designed to get me out of this plateau I''m in.
And I just started crying. I''m still crying actually. I can only count on
one hand how many times I''ve been THIS proud of myself. I had no idea what
a moving experience this would be.
Tears are streaming down my face as I type.
And the best part? I didn''t lose a single ounce this past weigh-in. Nor
But I didn''t give up. Oh my goodness I didn''t give up. I am stronger
that I thought and I am so proud of who I am becoming.
This is me. Raw and uninterrupted. Evolving and learning as I grow in
I had no idea. Fellow sparkers...I had no idea that focusing on myself
could be this powerful.
If I could, I would give this feeling to every person I know. Now I know
why our Spark Coaches do what they do - how could they not try to lead
others into this happiness? It doesn''t seem like it''s the sheer joy that
I want to spread...it''s the realistic method to deal with both the joy and
the pain that life throws at you.
I am in awe that a website could give so much to so many.