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Motivator of the Day???? Nov 26, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Okay, I'm not always the brightest lightbulb on the string. Until this morning, I didn't even know there was such a thing as a Motivator of the Day - but, apparently, there is and I'm it today.

Wow. I am humbled and honoured beyond belief.

My journey of recovery from obesity has been an intense exploration of myself. Sometimes, while wrestling with a particularly difficult aspect of my life that was feeding my obesity and keeping me overweight, I have felt very selfish - turning so much energy inward seems selfish even though everyone in my world has benefitted from the happier, more serene me that a little selfishness created.

And now, I discover that it is helping, in some small ways, others. I am chuffed with pride to think that someone out there is eating a little better today because they were inspired by my story. It isn't easy, this thing called healthy lving. But I know if a chronically obese middle aged woman with asthma, hypothyroidism, IBS and arthritis can change her life and live a healthier, happier life, then you can too.

Thank you - I don't know how this decision came about, I can't even find the page where I'm featured but, thank you.
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  • JOYCEFROMPA
    emoticon On being Motivator of the day!! emoticon You are a real inspiration to me!!
    3836 days ago
  • MAMAGOSS
    Congrats on being Spark motivator of the day for Thanksgiving - you and your hubby rock!
    3838 days ago
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    3840 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/27/2009 2:21:37 PM
  • ETHEL_MERMAID
    emoticon and emoticon , Motivator of the Day! I love your gentle, lovely SparkPage, and yes, anyone who meets you now would never guess that you'd struggled with your weight. I'm a few years your senior at 58 emoticon and am still engaged in that struggle, with several chronic health problems (asthma, MS, and a muscle disease). You've really encouraged me with your story...and your optimism! Enjoy your healthy fitness and keep on hikin' above that treeline! - Susan
    3841 days ago
  • KELPIE57
    You show us that we can all do it! emoticon
    3841 days ago
  • BOBBIENORTHERN
    You are an absolute inspiration for me. I am so grateful you did what you did and then shared what you did because it lets me know that I also can do what you did. Praise God for people who take charge of their lives. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3841 days ago
  • SBHPATRICK
    Thanks so much for sharing your story!
    3841 days ago
  • SERENE_ME
    Thanks for letting me know where I am!!! Now I can go find myself - LOL
    3841 days ago
  • 1TOBFIT
    WooHoo Congrats on being MOD !
    You are awesome and yes you help many many people by sharing your story and writing those blogs so THANK YOU ! emoticon
    3841 days ago
  • CAROLJ94941
    I found you on the healthy reflections email - featured at motivator today - congratulations!!
    3841 days ago
  • LADY_KATHY
    I just turned 50 this year and feel great. I"m at the lowest weight since.... well I can't remember.... I had been unable to loose 10 lbs. for several years... and finally did it. I feel better, look better... and want to wish you congratulations on this well deserved honor of MOD. Happy Thanksgiving. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3841 days ago
  • KAIMANAOC1
    You are fabulous! You are certainly an inspiration to everyone. Having reached your own goals, it is wonderful that you are here on Spark to serve as that inspiration.

    Lori
    3841 days ago
  • LISAJFA
    You were in the today's Family Health and Wellness email as motivator of the day :) That's where I found you. Your story is very inspirational to me, a 51 year old with 80-100 pounds to lose. I just started on my journey at the beginning of November.
    3841 days ago
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