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A New Challenge

Friday, August 07, 2009

Lately, I've come across a new feeling, and I'm not sure how to handle it. The new feeling? It's called - HAPPINESS!!!! I've lost almost 50 pounds, and suddenly I like myself. the new challenge? It's handling this happiness without driving other people crazy. And another problem: I was brought up to be modest and not brag on myself. So when people compliment me, I don't know how to handle this either. People are actually asking me for tips on eating healthier. And if you knew how unhealthy I've treated my body all my llife, it's ludicrous when someone asks for those health tips. They say there's nothing worse than a reformed alcoholic, well, it's the same for a reformed foodaholic. All I want to do is talk about Sparkpeople and how they've helped me. I know I've still got a long way to go, but now I know I can do it. (Oh, no, another new feeling: self-conofidence!)

I'd love to hear from other sparkers on how they handle compliments. What do you say?
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  • 2BFREE2LIVE
    When I get a compliment I just smile and say Thank You. If they want tips I automatically recommend Sparks. Enjoy your new life. Sandy emoticon
    3223 days ago
  • CLADY326
    Yes!!! Definitely enjoy the compliments........and NEVER EVER keep yourself QUIET about Spark People. You have definitely got the SPARK!!! so SPREAD it, let it catch FIRE with everybody you come into contact with.

    You have done an awesome job!!! So keep up the GOOD WORK!!! emoticon
    3237 days ago
  • SYLSUPNORTH
    You rock girl. Enjoy it .
    3239 days ago
  • AWYEAGLE
    Linda, I'm so happy to read this post, you enthusiasm and happiness really just leaps off the page.

    I am just like you, I don't know how to handle people saying "man you have really lost weight" (although I have not lost anywhere near what you have yet - I'm so jealous). I don't know what to say to people who ask how I do it. So I have been saying thanks, you can do it to with this great website. I find that in telling them about SP it takes the pressure off of myself, but I do tend to go on and on about how great it is.

    Keep up the great attitude, you are doing such a wonderful job and ENJOY being you.
    3239 days ago
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