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On the importance of Using

Monday, April 07, 2014

I have struggled as my weight loss journey progressed with learning to take a compliment. My strategy ? Deflect. Its all thanks to my supportive family and friends. Couldn't have done it without SparkPeople. My Spark Activity tracker got me this far. These things are true.

They, however are not the WHOLE truth. These deflections leave out the most important PART of the truth: the importance of using.

No tracker will get me anywhere if I don't lace up my sneakers and move. SparkPeople has brought me on this journey because I check in every day. I look up new workouts and recipes. I connect with people and track my food and learn basic nutritional truths EVERY day. And my amazing network of family and friends works for me because I USE it. Late at night when the food cravings kick in; rainy sad days when I don't feel like moving, bad scale days when I get discouraged ... I connect. I call someone or message them on the computer and that connection keeps me going.

So, for everyone who has received a deflected awkward "thank you" from me. Thanks again. I worked hard for this and I'm proud to be a user.

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