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Monday, October 24, 2016

The one thing I love about Spark is the support you get from others. I have made friends on here that I never dreamed I would make. Though far away, they still support me in a way I have never seen from friends that live a mile from me. Those people are not on Spark but friends I made at prior work places.

Support is so important when you are traveling down this road of weight loss. Even if it is a small gesture of saying 'keep pushing' or 'way to go', it still makes you smile and know that others are watching and are happy for your little victories. It is helpful in a way that keeps you going. I think that is what has help me get to that first milestone of 10 pounds lost. I am so thrilled to finally make that. And I have all of you that have cheered me on and gave me words of encouragement to thank. It wasn't only my victory, it was yours too. We are in this together.

I am a co-leader of a team on here and I am always trying to think of ways to charge up the team a little, or, if nothing else, help others keep going as I found with my support. I started a thread in our team on Inspiration. I saw that on another teams board and thought it was a good idea. So every morning I put on a new inspiration thought. Another team member has joined me and each evening she puts on one so there is two a day to read. I hope it is helping those out there. I hope they are even getting read! As the team co-leader I also help in putting together scheduled walks each month. That has been great and I have been able to connect with some other Sparkers. I also just did a challenge for the team. I am putting together another right now that I will be putting up soon.

Support - it is so important in order to get to your goals. I thank Sparkpeople for being here and giving us the ability to connect with one another to receive and give this support to one another.
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    emoticon on your 10 loss! No easy task! I do know if it wasn't for the support here to keep me going I wouldn't be where I am today. I was always one to give up and just gain it back. Like you said getting even a way to go, is encouragement! That is why I love the friend feed...we can keep in touch and monitor how all the friends are doing!
    Good idea for your team! That says a lot about you wanting to help the team and being a co leader! emoticon
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    1698 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon congrats on 10 pounds gone and thanks for being a great leader on a fun team
    1699 days ago
    Well said. Good points!
    1700 days ago
    Great going on your 10 pound loss - SO well deserved! You are always very positive and supportive and personally, I really appreciate that. Your determination certainly keeps me trying regardless of how I'm getting on. I feel very lucky to have you on my friend list here on Spark.
    I'm going to be busy with mt grandchildren this week because it's half term - hope to stick with a bit of Sparktime everyday but we'll talk soon.
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    1700 days ago
    Thanks for being a great team leader!
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