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Day 1: Here's to the 'small losers'

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Today's motivational email from SP concerned a woman who lost over 100 pounds on the Spark program. Truly inspirational, and the attention well-deserved!

Yet many of us here on SP have much more modest goals, and we deserve recognition, too. So, here's to everyone who is on a mission to lose 10, 20, 30 or 40 pounds. We may not find ourselves in the spotlight much, but that doesn't mean our journeys are less challenging along the way or less meaningful when we finally achieve our goal.

If you're in this group (as I am), you have chosen to take control of your health before it gets out of control. Bravo for you! You have shown great foresight and insight. You will avoid developing Type 2 Diabetes before it starts; you will reduce your risk of cardiovascular damage before your blood pressure indicates a problem. In short, you will have cut health problems off at the pass, which is always better than allowing a disease to develop before addressing it.

The 'big losers' may get most of the attention, but we 'small losers' score a quiet triumph every day. We deserve a little recognition for our accomplishments, so consider this blog post a hearty WELL DONE to all of you!
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  • GEORGE815
    Heres's to small losers.
    1624 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    emoticon emoticon So a big emoticon to YOU and all of those who have taken control of their healthy lifestyle on this journey.
    1628 days ago
    I am far more proud of myself for having lost the most recent 20 pounds than the 50 or so that came off in the years prior, because it was WAY HARDER to break my set point plateau, and I have done it much more healthily.
    Love your attitude!
    1628 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I agree with you. No matter how many pounds you have lost, you need to celebrate that success. It actually is harder to lose the smaller number of pounds. The closer I got to goal weight the more I slowed down in losing.

    Nice blog. emoticon
    1628 days ago
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