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4/28/19 6:03 P

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My spirits took a dip today. Feeling like there are people who have lost the vision of why we first joined Sparkpeople and feeling that they've lost their spark and trying to think of how to help reignite it.
And feeling totally helpless and at a loss as to how to help rekindle this team's flame and to keep it burning.

What made over 200 people join this team? What drew them in the first place?


Listen, I'm now 58 and BAZINGA! Life has become an entirely different journey for me! I'm here to reach for better health and weight loss to carry me through my senior years. I could certainly stand to lose this remaining weight from my 5' 2" frame. I've been carrying it for far too long and it's now taking its toll.
And if I've got the determination and grit to go through with this I and the others are going to give it all we've got to do our best to see that you do too! We're going to go it together side by side and meet each other at the finish line looking hot and most importantly healthier. This journey is a lifestyle change and has its daily challenges to overcome. There's always going to be bumps in the tarmac along the way. Just remember to set daily goals and if there is one that you don't meet? Don't sweat it! It's NOT failure just a non-accomplishment that can be accomplished another day. We do not beat ourselves up over it either. It's one day at a time. And we are here to support each other to keep each other motivated determined and on track. We never quit quitting It's all for one and one for all!

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 4/28/2019 (20:19)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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1/18/19 3:41 P

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Getting your own URL/blog name so anyone searching on the Internet can find your blog. Opening it up to an audience bigger than SparkPeople.



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1/18/19 11:17 A

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Thank you for the welcome and I am not sure what you mean by "Public blogging."
As for Facebook, I avoid that site.

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1/18/19 11:07 A

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Welcome to the team! Have you thought of starting a public blog or Facebook group of what you're doing?



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1/18/19 1:38 A

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I read some of what you've said and guess what? You've helped me!! I think one of you talked about blogging. I've not written in quite awhile. I'm not sure why!

Thanks to you I'm going to blog! It's too late tonight to even think so I'll wait till tomorrow.

Thanks again!!


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1/17/19 11:26 A

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Stay warm and have a good day!

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1/17/19 9:09 A

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indeed we do LOL

If I get the time today I'll take the time to go and read your entire profile. Right now this ole' gal needs to go sweep off vehicles and get them warming up. We got snow last night. No more than an inch but everything is covered.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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1/17/19 12:18 A

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All of mine are in Sparks, except for a dozen I have in a private file.

And nice to see we are cut of the same cloth Nomorestalling.

As the old saying goes, "Birds I have a feather flock together" ... emoticon

Edited by: 2BDYNAMIC at: 1/17/2019 (00:19)
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1/16/19 8:56 P

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OH! We're cut from the same cloth! I came through a real life altering experience too and do the same type of blogging in help; empathetic to a fault!
I should put all of my blogs together as well if not for publishing but even in self-preservation!
I have no idea just how many I have Sometimes I blog 2-3 times a week!


Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 1/16/2019 (20:56)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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1/16/19 11:19 A

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emoticon everyone. I just recently joined this team and was invited by Jackie. (Jstetser) ... She told me you were very helpful.
First, I will start by saying, I retired from Health-care (over 40 years) 2 years ago.
So it is wonderful to have the time finally.

Personal History: On my spark page, my bio tells of a 'life-altering' diagnosis of gloom and doom. I received this dreadful news while I was still in my 20's. I was told to "plan for life in a wheel chair," by an Orthopedic surgeon, He was convinced I would be fully disabled by then.

I defied all odds and rejected a life of hopelessness, while I had dreams of success dancing in the chambers of my mind.
I went on to enter a nursing program, graduated, and was asked to work in the Intensive care unit of an acute care facility. (hospital)
I went on to work 43 years in health care, even taking years off, to care for our infant daughter, born with anomalies that required five surgeries.

Writing--I graduated from the Children's Institute of Literature, where I learned a great deal about writing and established a foundation in which to build. (although writing for children is not the audience I write for).

My interest is in health and well being, which is panoramic, having a large adult audience. I enjoy writing about health and fitness in a way that will inspire and help motivate the readers.
My audience for the past 5-7 years has been Spark people. I write at least one blog a week and the readers have responded very favorably. My greatest desire is to reach people, who have also been given grim advice and are feeling hopeless. I wish to reach out from where I have been and offer hope.

That is my 'condensed' story.
From here, I am fortunate to have much life experience from working directly with all walks of people. And I now have the time to devote to what I need to do from this point moving forward. I am now considered a 'senior citizen' but I do not wish to leave this world without telling my story and helping and all that I can.

My desire and vision, is to take these blogs (or short stories) is to expand my vision and take my writings to a broader audience, and expand my horizons.


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10/27/18 10:08 A

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Listen, I'm now 57 soon to be 58 and BAZINGA! Life has become an entirely different journey for me! And if I've got the determination and grit to go through with this I and the others are going to give it all we've got to do our best to see that you do too! We're going to go it together side by side and meet each other at the finish line looking hot and most importantly healthier. This journey is a lifestyle change and has its daily challenges to overcome. There's always going to be bumps in the tarmac along the way. Just remember to set daily goals and if there is one that you don't meet? Don't sweat it! It's NOT failure just a non-accomplishment that can be accomplished another day. We do not beat ourselves up over it either. It's one day at a time. And we are here to support each other to keep each other motivated determined and on track. We never quit quitting It's all for one and one for all!

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 4/14/2019 (18:00)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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