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Pay it forward

Monday, September 28, 2015

I've been thinking the last few days, of how, for years and years I abused food. I abused my body, by compulsively overeating, and not once keeping in mind the health benefits of healthy food. Since joining SparkPeople last April, I have been learning and realizing the extent of my self abuse. I also realize that I can be in control of what I eat and how much I eat in order to have a healthier journey through life. I feel so totally Blessed, and grateful that I am in a place where I can afford healthy food, healthy food is available to me, and I'm gaining in knowledge of what healthy food does to my body. Because of that, I feel compelled to pay this forward to people less fortunate than I am. I am going to challenge myself to pay forward to others, for every pound I lose. I will donate to our local Food Bank what I feel would be an appropriate amount of healthy food, or dollars to buy healthy food. I guess, this is a way for me to try and express to others how absolutely grateful I am, that I am learning to appreciate my life and health everyday.
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  • SUNSHINE5268
    what a wonderful post, hugs

    wishing you a wonderful holiday season emoticon
    1727 days ago
    What a wonderful idea! To pay it forward and by doing so to help others less fortunate is a way of sharing your blessings with those who aren't as fortunate. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1765 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/18/2015 6:36:54 PM
    Hello...Spark People has become my support groups for you see I am a recovering grease-holic. Yes, it is true if you can "fry it" I can "eat it".

    Moderation is a very important key to being successful in our journey. One day at a time....Look for small victories...Look for non-scale successes.

    Spark People research has found that people who get involved in social teams tend to be more successful in their efforts.

    I want to personally invite you to join the SparkPeople's Official Healthy Habits Challenge Team. There you will find others that will support you in your journey and you will be able to help others as well.

    We have one of the best leadership team there is and we are here to help. YOU can DO this!

    Oh by the way...have you ever tried Fried cardboard, don't have much favor but a nice crunch....lol....Live life today.

    Remember: By Endurance we conquer-Shackleton

    John "Stay The Course"
    1815 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. It took me many years to realize that as well. But we are all the better for it! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    1815 days ago
    What a thoughtful and beneficial approach. emoticon
    1816 days ago
    I love this!
    1816 days ago
  • no profile photo MARIDOWNEY
    God Bless you. A wonderful thing you are doing
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  • JIBBIE49
    We do have to appreciate our lives since we only get this one.
    1816 days ago
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