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Consistency, Community and Weight Control

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Consistency, now isn't that the key to weight loss?

All my life I have used various diets (I hear the "me too's!" out there.)
Name them.....Weight Watchers, HCG 123, Keto, Hallelujah - 80% raw food diet, Jenny Craig, Beach body.....and the list goes on.

The one thing that made them all successful was staying committed to the program. Consistency.

What was missing in them all, for the long term, was community.
There is not place I feel like I can go and get the kind of support, positive energy, encouragement and understanding, that I get here at Spark People. I just can't talk to just anyone about this plight of mine to lose weight.

I used to work at a weight loss clinic in the 1980's. I witnessed women come in, pick up their food, which, back then, were delicious frozen meals. And they dropped weight beautifully. Consistently eating controlled calories. They met with me once a week and spent a lot of money. I mean a LOT of money.
Not many continued on the maintenance program once they hit her goal weight. But I would see them a year later and sign up again. No community. No soft place to fall.

Here on Spark I feel there is no judgement. We have an unspoken language, and understanding. We all LOVE food and love to eat. And it's okay because we are all working toward the same goal.

We love ourselves too. Our health and quality of life are important to us.

We learn to balance out the love of food and the love of life and in the process learn to love ourselves and each other.

We witness success together. We have personal strengths we bring to the one another with positive posts, food ideas, encouragement, share successes and build a better life together.

We join challenges and feel the community collective desire to make one another proud that we are on the team.

And when we post we are talking about the same thing and you get to know people who have friended you and you watch and encourage and get encouraged.

This platform works.

So how about you...do you feel the Spark of Love of the People around you too?

Thank you to everyone who posts encouraging words. It means a lot. Rock ON!

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  • M0MTH3W1TCH
    You are so right. Everything is here on SP to help reach your goals. No matter what your goals are, the support of SP friends is the best.
    106 days ago
  • NANCYPAULINE
    What a great blog! I hope you continue on your journey with this attitude. It made me feel better. I hesitate to bore family and in-person friends with this long-term life style journey backwards and forwards, but here I feel free to share my insecurities and successes. emoticon
    106 days ago
  • WANT2BTRIM
    Very positive message.
    106 days ago
  • no profile photo HEALTHYGRAMMY13
    You are absolutely right in what you said. Support and the community mean somuch on this healthy journey we are all traveling.
    106 days ago
  • DMEGERLE
    Well said and thanks for sharing
    106 days ago
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