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    hey! I just wanted to stop by and friend you. I am in a very similar situation. I have been 5 pounds away from my goal weight TWICE having lost 40 and 55 pounds each time. Ugggghh. It's embarrassing but not as embarrassing as giving up! Letsdo this!
    1552 days ago
    Hi Carla - they call me "Sprink" round these parts and it's my pleasure to meet you. Thank you for your honesty in your blogs, I read back to last October - you want what you see others having - healthier lifestyles, better motivation, less whining and more winning.

    I can't tell you what to do, what steps to take, which method is best for you - those are for you to figure out. What I can tell you - and I hope you see it in the responses to your blogs - YOU MATTER TO MORE PEOPLE THAN YOU REALIZE - and we're here to help.

    You became a winner the moment you decided to make a change - any bumps in the road up until this moment - forget 'em. You can only do your best today - one minute, one hour, one day, this day. Your past doesn't have to anchor you in muddy waters, you just have to set sail and learn to enjoy the journey. I'm spewing metaphors again - but they help take the sting out of the reality that each choice you make in your day, how you speak, act, eat, and share your life with others is all you have to deal with.

    Give yourself credit for every good choice you make, tell the people in your life that you love them at every opportunity, enjoy your journey into a new healthier happier you - however you define it. It's your life - live it, love it, share it - you will be amazed at what is possible when you start by simply believing in yourself and become the driver in your life, not a passenger stuffed in the back seat with your past baggage.

    Had I not been Sparked by EFFIEANNIE last may, my life would not be the same, I've met so many SparkFriends, shared so much of my journey and read so much about others. My life is so much richer, the pounds are gone, and I've re-discovered who I am, simply by sharing who I was.

    No matter how unique each of us might think we are - it's when you're open enough to realize that there's a world of people out there, many just like me or you - ready to lend a helping hand, cheering you on toward your goal and helping you keep your head above water when the seas are choppy. What SparkPeople does - for the people that "get it" is provide us with a place to meet people, make friends, share our lives, and get some good old fashioned "thank you for being my friend" kinda love that each of us needs.

    Keep reaching out, blog whatever you need to get out, and keep reading others blogs, making new friends, sharing your journey and make sure others know you care - because we care about you!

    God bless - Your friend, "Sprink"

    2438 days ago
  • v MSKIZ69
    Thanks for the add!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2881 days ago
  • v BLUE48DOWN
    A belated thank you for reading and responding to my blog last week (Distorted views we often have). I'm glad it spoke to you so directly; I'm always a little heartbroken for those who make a mistake here and there and are so ready to throw in the towel and say they can't do it.

    Saw a quote from ~INDYGIRL the other day that I think really fits too:

    == Having a bad day is like getting a flat tire. You fix it and get back on the road; you don't have a tantrum & go around popping holes in the other 3 tires! ~Indygirl ==

    May any obstacles and stumbles in your ongoing journey be met with grace and strength and the support of family, friends, and your fellow Sparkers!
    2884 days ago
  • v JO*ANNE*IE

    Hey Sweet Pea!!! How adorable are YOU??!!! Thank you for adding me as a Spark friend -- it is a true honor!!! Ever-Hopeful has been one of my most dearest friends for over 4 years. Any friend of Karen's is a friend of mine!!!

    I look forward to walking our journeys together -- let's do it in 2012!!

    xoxoxoxox emoticon emoticon
    2885 days ago
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