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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Today is one of rare days that I read through blogs. And boy did I learn some awesome things.

I learned that looking at the big picture can make things seem bigger than they are. Member STEPH-KNEE said she needs to lose 32 pounds. But instead of that number staring her in the face she said "I just have to lose 1 pound, 32 times!"

Another member's blog made me realize that what I see and feel inside is so much more important than what I (and other's) see outside. That I will never be a certain size, and I would never look healthy at what some people think I should weigh. Can you imagine a 56 year-old, 5'6.5" woman weighing 130 pounds?? I would like someone on drugs!! I have had 2 children, enjoyed them and the things they brought into my life. The weight is just a number, and the number MUST be something I am comfortable and healthy with.

I learned that it's ok to start over and what ate the why's I am working for.

All this from reading the blogs of 3 amazing Spark members

Thank you all for sharing such important things.
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  • 68ANNE
    I so agree with you. Let's let others help us by reading blogs!
    2202 days ago
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    Great blog! I am inspired each time I log into spark people. After doing many diets and being on other websites, I finally feel like I found a "home" on Spark!
    2203 days ago
    Yes MaryAnn, Spark has some amazing people, and I count you as one of them. I agree, it's great to have member blogs posted. I have learned so much from them. I am at the stage of 32 pounds to go, and love the idea to just love one pound 32 times,
    Thanks for posting this.
    2203 days ago
    I totally agree and am happy to see that you have realistic weight expectations. As we age we look better with a few extra pounds on us and we live longer according to studies. I don't want to be obese but I don't want to be emaciated either.
    2204 days ago
    I find it fascinating reading blogs so many Spark members have faced so much with courage and they live the world over I get to experience fascinating places all from the comfort of my computer room !
    2204 days ago
    Awesome so let's just keep on keeping on. It is a Life Journey so let's enjoy every second of every minute of every day. After all we get a total of 86,400 daily to use however we so desire. Why not make those seconds wonderful for ourselves and all those we love! Good luck on your journey. emoticon
    2204 days ago
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