So very thankful

Friday, November 25, 2011

This is the new intro on my SparkPage. I wanted to post it as a blog, too, so that all of you who have touched my life and supported me during this journey would see it. Thanks so much for being here for me.

May you be blessed beyond your dreams!!


You don't love running when you first start because it hurts. Your legs hurt, your lungs hurt. But once you make the decision and start to move forward, you become a different person. It's not about having to hit your goal weight to start feeling good again.

Ben Davis, Founder of

That quote pretty well sums up my relationship with running. I really hated it at first because it was so hard but I wanted to learn to run so I could burn more calories in less time. Running really does change you. I can honestly say that being able to finish a run strongly is more important than the number on that scale. I've been working hard during the 6 months or so to make peace with food, my body, and my perceptions of myself. It's a lot harder than I imagined it ever could be. Though I still have days when I'm not very kind to myself, they are fewer and farther between. I thank God for that because I surely am not achieving that peace on my own.

I have come so far since June 30, 2007 when I realized that I was slowly destroying my life and really wasn't able to take care of my family the way I wanted. Truly, none of what I have accomplished is due solely to my own efforts. I have received strength, forgiveness for mistreating myself and peace from the Lord, support and encouragement from my husband and family as well as from many Spark Friends over the last 4 years. My sincerest thanks to each and every one of you.

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  • LADYBUG1943
    I just love this post. You sound like a person I'd like to know better. Hope we can meet at one of these functions sometime.... next regional competition, maybe?

    Thanks so much for putting your feelings into words and so eloquently.


    P.S. [On colds.... I was doing the same thing after bronchitis.... would just get to the place of being able to sing again, and I'd get sick again. A chinese doctor treated me twice; the last time with a herbal tea I drank twice a day for 5 days. That took care of it... I now take 2000 mg. of vitamin C every day, and haven't had a cold for about 3 years. The point.... consider alternative medicine]

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    You are awesome!!
    3390 days ago
    Thank you for sharing this, Rebecca. I am glad for all the positive thoughts you expressed about what you have achieved. You (with the help you mentioned) have done a lot. I know you can continue and can achieve each and every dream that you have.
    3390 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    I am so proud of you! You are doing fantastic. Wish I could run, but that's not in the cards right now, I'm working hard in other ways though, such as rock climbing again and learning to scuba dive. Keep running!
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    emoticon I am so proud of you! emoticon
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