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It's all you!

Sunday, July 02, 2017

As I sit here and read all of the supportive comments on my blog, I am thinking about how motivating it is just reading all of them! You all tell me how inspirational I am to you but you all have been my inspiration! I came to Sparkpeople 8 years ago looking for motivation and inspiration. Some of you were here too. I have gone through periods of weight loss and gain. I have fallen off the wagon and hopped back on again. I have failed and succeeded. ..all because of you! Your blogs, your stories, your pictures, your successes and failures are all a part of me. They were stories I could relate to and take with me on my journey. After a while, I wanted to be motivation and inspiration for others! Every one has given so much to me that I want to give back! I have friended so many amazing people! I still come here for inspiration and motivation even though I am at my goal weight. I will struggle the rest of my life but it's great to know I can get daily support from you! You are important to me! If I can offer any support and motivation to anyone I would be glad to! Friend me, message me! I get as much from you as you get from me! It's all you! We can do this together! There is power in numbers!
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  • WBERRY57
    emoticon Yes, there is power in numbers.
    1189 days ago
  • MONTROSE28
    I've come and gone from Spark People at least five times. Those times have usually been when I've lost weight and gained my ideal weight, set by my doctor, and had convinced myself I didn't neet to continually log in what I ate and what exercise I did each day. I may have stuck with a slightly less formal of Sparking, but each and every time I've eventually gained weight and lost motivation to exercise.

    Now Spark People for me is not just a choice, its the only way I have of keeping myself putting in the effort required to keep my polymyalgia rheumatica's symptoms manageable. So long as I'm here Sparking I'm working on at least some form of exercise as well as eating good clean, healthy foods. My latest return to Spark People was a fortnight ago, and it was polymyalgia's symptoms which forced me back here. I wasn't putting in the effort to exercise each day, and as a result my pain levels increased with each inactive day and I'd begun turning to eating junk food - the excuse being that it was easier to buy something pre-prepared and ready to eat than it was to put in maybe 15 minutes of effort to cook something ten times healthier and actually enjoy what I was eating.

    This, I have promised myself, is THE last time! I'm here because I need to. I'm here because I need to account for every morsel that passes my lips, every thing I drink, and because by being here I'm self-enforcing daily exercise of some kind. I need Spark People in order to have a reasonably active lifestyle, and I'm certainly not going to give in and give up. That is NOT an option.

    1190 days ago
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  • no profile photo CD1624779
    Well said!
    1209 days ago
  • REDROBIN47
    I am behind in reading blogs because my DH was in the hospital and I spent time there with him. All is well now so I am catching up. Thanks for such a motivational and inspirational blog. It's so true. I too have struggled with my weight most of my life and always will. But it's so good knowing we have a place to go to be with and talk to others who are dealing with some of the same issues. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Have a grand day.
    1209 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3409143
    I am sure I am not alone in saying I need my friends AT LEAST as much as they me!!
    1209 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
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  • DOVESEYES
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  • JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    1209 days ago
  • PHEBESS
    That's what is so wonderful about our Spark World - we all inspire and motivate each other!!!
    1210 days ago
  • DAWNDMOORE40
    emoticon emoticon You are right the more we stick together and support each other the more positive and motivated we become and consistently strive to achieve our goals. I am glad that I have so many Spark People friends too! You are all an inspiration to me! Have a blessed day! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1210 days ago
  • THOMS1
    Exactly we are here to motivate others while they motivate us. It is a struggle and I guess it always will be for the rest of my life and I accept that. I think I would know what to do with myself if I didn't weigh and measure my food and keep track of my exercise. I'm so happy that you are still around. emoticon
    1210 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
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  • SUSIEMT
    That's my take on sparkpeople! We are here to inspire to ignite that flame! emoticon
    1210 days ago
  • STRONGDAWG
    You sound like me! I keep coming back because of the people here. I've made friends with a number of people and have met them in real life, too! The blogs are the best part of Spark! You said it so well!
    1210 days ago
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  • KELLIEBEAN
    You are speaking my language. I get such a lift from reading blogs. Even the blogs where someone has lost their motivation. I know what that feels like so I will eat right and get active in hopes that energy gets sent out to the universe to send them motivation.

    I get great nutrition and fitness ideas from other Sparkers. Absolutely power in numbers!

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    1210 days ago
  • PENOWOK
    You have clearly stated the message of SP-healthy with support!
    1210 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    This is an amazingly supportive community! And the ongoing support of others MAINtaining is so helpful in keeping on keeping on!!!
    1210 days ago
  • BROOKLYN_BORN
    Every journey is easier with friends. That's the strength of SP
    1210 days ago
  • DJ4HEALTH
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  • TUTUNAN
    It's One Day At A Time. We can handle anything for one day, and you have proved that, day after day after day. Keep up the good work.
    1211 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    Blogging is a great exercise and of great benefit to the blogger.

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    emoticon Until tomorrow!


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    "Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made."
    — Robert H Schuller
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