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Monday, March 01, 2010

How funny my day was...at work 2 ladies asked me if I thought Sparkpeople really helped me loose weight. They both joined but never really got in to the program...
then one of the teams I belong asked that same question?

I wish I was better at expressing myself.....but my answer to all of them and others who have asked me over the years... YES, YES YES Sparkpeople gave me the tools, the knowledge and the encouragement to loose the weight....it showed me through healthy eating and regular exercise it can be done....yes it takes time , consistency, courage and hard work but you can reach your goals.

I admit it took me longer than I planned, like most everyone I wanted to loose it over night.. It took planning and learning and believing in myself but i did.

A beading friend told me her niece had gastric by pass surgery and did not loose as much weight as I have, and I have several friends tell me the same thing....I told them all to join Sparkpeople and give it a try, it won't happen over night , it takes work, it takes planning, it takes exercise but you can get to your happy healthy weight... but like everything, you have to start, you have to commit to a plan and then stick with it.....changing as you go, if something is not working then try something new, I can't say it enough just keep trying till it works....

In 60 days I will be with SparkPeople for 4 years, I think back to when I started I wanted to loose 20 pounds, I though t"oh Lord help me drop 20 pounds" "I know I'll never be skinny but I want to live"
I'm not exactly sure why sparkpeople worked for me, and it doesn't for some, I can say I'm just as excited about the program nearly 4 years later, even thought I'm loosing very slow, 1 pound these last 3 month....but I reached my goal weight and now below that a couple of pounds, how cool is that.....but it did work and I thank my special Sparkfriends, the coaches and of course Sparkguy....maybe it was just my time ...I don't really care the reason just that it did work and it gives me hope each day that I'll keep the weight off, as long as I stick to my plan and not go back to my old habit......and I believe in myself.......

Thanks once again for letting me blog my thoughts and feelings.....

Have a healthy March and reach for the stars, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

You deserve the best.......

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    Thanks for the pep talk Kitt. It always helps when someone , who has reached her goals, stands up and tells the world this is what I did and you can do it too. You continue to inspire, my friend,

    3610 days ago
    Kitt so agree...

    I also think you need a good team you click with and are there to give you the inspiration motivation and once in awhile a true kick to get you back were you need to be when you stray....
    You are my motivation --thanks
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    3611 days ago
    Kitt you are amazing, I wish I could bottle up your determination and drive and mail it to myself.

    I admire you very much and reading your blogs has been a privilege
    3611 days ago
    Spark sets everything up to help us reach our goals, we just have to learn to use them.

    Being patient is a hard one but you proved it can be done!
    It is so wonderful to have you come here to share your knowledge and wisdom with others.

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    3611 days ago
    emoticon Very well said Kitt! Spark gives us all the necessary tools, but it's up to us to use them and create our experience. You're an inspiration!
    3611 days ago
    one of the secerts of spark people i think is being involve in teams. I know the fact i am still posting on the bootcamp page motivates me actually to do my videos.
    3611 days ago
    You have been an inspiration to me! emoticon post! emoticon
    3611 days ago
    You are a Miracle!! I am so proud of you.

    3611 days ago
    Wonderful, Kitt!!!! It definitely works.


    3611 days ago
    I can attest that Spark works because it's working for me. And you absolutely hit the nail on the head in that WE have to do the work. There is no magic involved in losing weight or becoming healthy. It takes work, commitment to oneself, and the desire to really make a change. I think too many people are looking for a golden parachute, to just wake up skinny one morning and not have to do anything. Oh, if life were that easy!

    You have done a fabulous job, Kitt! You blazed a wonderful trail for me, and I'm following up behind you!

    3611 days ago
    You are right. SparkPeople does help. It helps you HELP YOURSELF!

    This is a website with all the tools anyone needs for losing weight. But each individual has to do his/her own work to make it happen.

    And, the biggest and most important part of SP is the community of warm, supportive people who cheer you on while you are losing, who provide models for success, and who seem to really CARE!

    In that way - SP also builds in accountability. You want to remain a part of that winning (and losing) community.

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    3611 days ago
    Sparks has everything to help us reach our goals, but if we aren't willing to use those tools then it's not Sparks' fault.

    You have done a wonderful job and am happy to see that you share your knowledge and wisdom with others.
    3611 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/1/2010 9:29:53 PM
    Great blog. I hope you will submit your after photos in the contest!
    You are so right, that it takes time, work, commitment. SparkPeople provides all the tools we need.
    You have set a wonderful example.
    3611 days ago
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