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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thank you Spark People for providing this wonderful weight loss, nutritional, fitness , and informative site.
I was so fortunate to stumble across the article on Spark back on 5/17/2010, and after reading about the success of women featured I signed up .
That was one of the best things I have ever done.
The next best thing was to use all that Spark had to offer and apply it to my weight loss, fitness journey.
The success I have had is beyond my expectations.
But without the constant support of the wonderful Spark friends and members I have encounter along way, the enjoyment of success would not be as meaningful.
From the day I signed up and joined some teams, I have encountered women and men that were so sincere, , and helpful in so many ways.
We live in a virtual world, far different than the one I grew up in. Many of the women and men I have met here on Spark, I regard as true friends. Would love to met someday and I am sure could start right off in a conversation like we have known each other for ages.
The support and camaraderie that one experiences here at Spark is amazing.
Perhaps it is the struggle we share in our battle of the weight. And the emotional issues that many of us have. There are so may similarly in many of our lives. What ever joins us together, I have found it a comfort and a much needed aspect in my life.
I was very surprised to read an e mail from a Spark friends congratulating me on having a Popular Blog. I read a few more e mails. I wondered if they were talking about my "Gooooaall" blog. So I checked and sure enough it was.
Thank you dear friends and Spark members for that honor.
That blog was very special for me. To reach my intended goal was a milestone
in my struggle to become healthy and fit.
Of course you could have given me the honor for the "Shortest Blog" I have ever written. "Smile"!!
Seriously, I can't thank you enough for all the support and encouragement you keep giving me. You are all the greatest.
I kept my ticker on goal of 145 for a week. It was nice to see that I had reached it.
But I recently added 10 lbs to the ticker , making a new goal of 135 lbs..
I had already lost another pound and didn't know here to record it.
Just having a new number to work toward will keep me focused . I love challenges, so my goal to reach 135 by my birthday on 12/19/2011 is very do=able.
I have increased my calories and am still losing weight. I think all the exercises I do has something to do with it.
My body will tell me when it's time to stop losing .
Today in Aqua aerobics I had another friend tell me she signed up on Spark.
So far that makes six women from my gym who I have encouraged to give Spark a try. Happy about that. We have to give back when ever we can.
Thought for today." My life can always be enriched by the gift of another's attention, and I can pass along that gift."
Take care, stay strong, believe in yourself.
Peace and Love,

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    You are one of the blessings that I have reaped from joining sparkpeople. Meeting amazing people like you who are winners. Your blogs have been so interesting. You are a treasure.
    3583 days ago
    Tish--you are just awesome. The exercising you do is phenomenal. I got worn out just reading about all of it. My walking is about all I do. Really thinking about working with some weights to try and firm up those arms that I'm always complaining about. When my ship comes in....I'm gonna have the excess skin removed on those arms FIRST!
    You're right--Spark deserves all the credit for our weight losses. Well maybe not ALL, we worked pretty hard at it too. But they sure have kept me motivated and inspired and that is mostly due to people like you. The best part--Spark is completely 100% FREE. I spent 99 cents downloading the Spark Book on my Kindle, that is ALL the $$ I have ever spent here. Amazing!!
    3584 days ago
    How fantastic you are ... a true inspiration for me ! Roc
    3585 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    You are the best ambassador SP could ever have. emoticon
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    Nice blog!!
    3585 days ago
    I love being one of your new Sparkfriends. Your support, encouragement, dedication and success inspire me!
    3585 days ago
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    You are such an inspiration!
    Thank you for sharing your struggles and your successes!
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    3585 days ago
    Your dedication and commitment is beyond compare, Tisha. You have achieved a remarkable feat, and I am so very happy for you, and your ability to enjoy your life in the greatest of health. Your vivacity is contagious..you are a true inspiration! I look forward to following your continued progress! Congratulations!!!!
    3586 days ago
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    I really am happy for you. Your hard work paid off. Now you are carrying on ....spreading the spark by inspiring and motivating us to carry on to reach our goals too. YOU are amazing. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon
    3586 days ago
  • JILL313
    Tisha, You deserve your WL Success as you've worked very hard for it and motivated many others by your example. I have no doubt you will be 10#s less by your December Birthday--WTG!! Now, is the time to really enjoy your Life and the fruits of all your hard work. . .so Enjoy each moment and Live Life to the Fullest. Thank you for all your kind comments and encouragement.


    3586 days ago
    Tisha--I am so happy for you! You have worked so hard to get where you are. I really appreciated that quote--I just love your attitude!
    Wishing you continued success!
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  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon It's about time... YOU are so deserving of a Popular Blog Award emoticon Now many more Sparklers will have the chance to get to know and love you just like we do emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3586 days ago
    Thank YOU for being so ready with a kind word and inspiring blogs to keep the rest of us motivated. You are the BEST!
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    3586 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon YOU DESERVE IT, TAKE IT ALL IN

    3586 days ago
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