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helping others help myself

Friday, October 06, 2017

I have been emailing another member here on spark. Her story was so familiar to me I felt the need to reach out and support her. I emailed her this yesterday,

"I know the struggle you fight. I fought the same battles and had to overcome the same voices telling me I was too weak to succeed, I could never be different, I deserved that brownie, I can start tomorrow or next week. We have always had what we needed but the "WHY" is what is missing from the equation. If you are trying to "do this" for vanity reasons, you will fail. If you are just trying to "look good" for your wedding, you will fail. Your why must come from the deepest part of your heart, the place that is your life support. The real reason you NEED to do this. When getting healthy means more than that poor choice food you are about to eat, you will make the right choice. When how you feel after a tough workout is more than the short bliss you get from junk food, you will not have to struggle any more. It gets easier with each success, each right choice, each pound lost and yes even smaller sized clothes. "

I realised I have reached a place where what I have experienced could be helpful to others. I am so proud of how hard I worked to get to where I am physically, emotionally and spiritually.
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    emoticon So awesome! I want so badly to reach this level! God Bless!
    1291 days ago
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    This comment is beautiful: "Your why must come from the deepest part of your heart, the place that is your life support." I wish more people would read your blog. It is amazing! Thanks SO much for the inspiration and have a wonderful healthy journey. emoticon emoticon
    1300 days ago
    Nice story
    1309 days ago
    That is why I love SP. We help each other!!
    1309 days ago
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