This week I had my
. In all actuality, it has only been 1 year. For those who know me it has been a very hard year but I am very happy I have been here. My weight tracker shows that I am 49 pounds smaller than I was at this time last year. Now that is a big
I have been down to this number several times during the past year but then after trips to the hospital and all the fluids they pumped into me, I would have to start all over again.
Now that is a bummer, but life happens, now I could give up, but those words are not found in my vocabulary. Not here, Not now, Not ever because 49 pounds gone is a big victory. I am hoping that this new year will bring health to this body. And at this time next year I should be, No, will be in the onederlands.
Now, how wonderful is that?
I wanted to write this Blog this week so that next year I can look back and glean from it! But the most important reason is to give tribute to someone very special. She is one of our Sparkfriends! You see, the reason I am here is because a very special lady took the time to SparkMail me on my second anniversary. She didn't know me, I had never even heard her name. When I joined the SP. I didn't have a clue what or how to get around this board. It was very confusing to me. I have a feeling a lot of us feel that way when we join. So I joined a team and then went back to my own comfortable world without knowing what Sparkpeople was. Back to the world of eating what I wanted and gaining, losing gaining a pond here and there but never seeing the
go down and stay. Never seeing that I really could lose this weight. Having a desire to but no hope to see it come to pass.
Well, into my life stepped Tisha, (Tublady) I read the SparkMail and came back to check it out. This time around it was easier to figure out and I had someone to ask a few questions. If she hadn't taken the time to send me that mail, I think I would of been another 20 pounds heavier than I was last year. Maybe even dead, only God knows. Thank you Tisha!!
So I give tribute to Tisha and I want to encourage all of us to pay attention to the Special Days list we get each week from our team leaders. Take the time to reach out to our team members. Even the ones that look like they are no longer with us. Send a Sparkmail. Who knows, it might help spark the life back into someone, maybe even save a life, or find a new friend. So I thank SparkPeople, and all of you here. I am Blessed to be here and look forward to seeing what this next year brings. I am so full of anticipation!!!