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Saturday, February 21, 2015

I just saw this on FB this morning and loved it. So here I am doing a quick blog b/c I think Spark is full of beautiful minds.

If you haven't read the blog "We are so much more than a number" by Stillmenewbody... I'd highly recommend it.

It amazes me that I can change my news feed and make a comment about my mojo for exercise being frozen & then I get a flood of comments... that INSPIRE me to get my butt moving :) That is what I love about Spark! We've all managed to find our way here for one reason or another, mostly I believe for weight loss or exercise or maintenance... and what we find is a group of people that reach out and push us to be the best we can be. It's this extended family of folks who love you for who you are... not based on what you look like... what your political or religious belief is... what your attitude is on a good day or a bad day ~ it's a place of acceptance. And support. And encouragement. And inspiration.

That is awesome!

I've met 2 Spark friends recently & when I sat down with both of them I felt like I've known them forever and truly felt genuine friendship with both. I have a feeling that if I went thru a good majority of my friend list and was blessed enough to meet everyone, I would feel the same exact way. And I love how Nora pointed out in her blog - no one cares about your weight... not like we care about our own! And all that leads me back to my preaching of positivity! We need to love ourselves & I think that is the first step to helping ourselves and helping others.

Thank you all for the numerous times you reach out to me & lift me up and push me in the right direction. Let's all continue to encourage & inspire each other... through the good, the bad and the ugly :) Love you!!!

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    Oh girl, I think that hits the nail on the head. I love it. Going to use it too.

    "...no one cares about your weight... not like we care about our own! And all that leads me back to my preaching of positivity! We need to love ourselves & I think that is the first step to helping ourselves and helping others. "

    Good one Nora and Diane! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2060 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/6/2015 12:09:22 PM
    I LOVE positive, motivating and uplifing blogs!! (friend add is in order!!) emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2069 days ago
    :) Diane, you're quite inspirational, always lending a positive perspective!

    Lots of love!
    2069 days ago
    I love this blog! And thank YOU for inspiring me on the days I don't want to do anything and for always being there through the good AND the bad. :)
    2070 days ago
    Amen to that :)
    2070 days ago
  • ARAZA30
    You go girlfriend!! *snap* *snap* lol
    2070 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon I just read all your blogs to get caught up. Good to see you are having soooo much fun!
    emoticon I am still drifting, but I think I have found my way back to the right path.
    I am getting excited once again to get healthy and stay that way.
    emoticon I've had a couple of Dr. appointments, for a physical, & a 'well woman check'. And my cholesterol & triglycerides were pretty high, so he gave me instructions, and wants to see me back in 3 months to re-test. Well...of course that is going to motivate me because now I feel challenged because I want to blow him away in 3 months with weight loss, and getting my test scores back under control.. LOL
    emoticon According to the 2 weigh-ins I had at the Dr. office, I've only gained back 5 lbs since I've gone on this break.. Thank goodness!
    So.... I'm back on track! emoticon
    2071 days ago
    you are just one of the most positive giving people I know, YOU inspire me :o)
    2072 days ago
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    2072 days ago
    This blog made my day. thanks

    chris emoticon
    2072 days ago
    i love this post and all your blogs! You continue to inspire me to do better.
    2072 days ago
    Love the blog! And the picture is just so wonderful!


    2072 days ago
    Loved this, Diane! What a perfect way to start my day! I feel exactly the same way and am excited about the idea--which I know will come true--of meeting as many as my SparkFriends as possible in "real" life! Reading your words, seeing your video blogs, I, too, would feel upon meeting you that we had been friends forever. I sure don't think there would be any awkward silences!

    Thank you for this great, motivating, joyful blog! And where can I get those chic coffee cups? Love those! And what a touching picture of those little bathing beauties!
    2072 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/21/2015 9:09:27 PM
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    Great blog, from a great person and a great Spark friend! I honestly have never been involved in such an inspiring community of people who are there to cheer you on through all the ups and downs and help you get right back up on your feet at a moments notice. This place is filled with people who radiate sparkles and love and support and I am so happy to have the Spark friends in my "inner" circle. So glad you are one of them my friend!

    2072 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13454470
    You're truly a beautiful person inside
    & out. Thank you for being a inspiration.
    2072 days ago
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    I love it and I truly have felt that you've inspired me from Day 1 with you being on here. You are so alive and full of fun and frolic, that I feel we've been buddies forever!! Let's run after our dreams! And we'll have fun and frolic in the meantime!!
    2072 days ago
  • _BABE_
    You always have the best blogs that inspire me.
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    2073 days ago
    Awesome blog! Just what I needed to read on a low-motivation Saturday evening. You're lucky to have met spark friends in person and I wish you will be blessed to meet even more in the future! Thank you for such an inspiring blog!
    2073 days ago
    Loving it, loving it! LOVING You, and loving the chain of positivity and support that is happening here. Again, you see....we read blogs from our friends and become inspired to share our take on them, or something they say triggers us to write something else and we all benefit from it! I so agree with you Diane, I am pretty confident if I visited with many friends from my friends list I wouldn't be disappointed either! I still thing that resort idea is a good one for 2016!
    Diane I want to thank you for always being such a supportive friend too. It amazes me how many people you reach out to and share all of your kindness with. I can honestly say when I met you, there were no nervous moments, about how we would act when we first met, all I felt was excited. When we instantly smiled and hugged it truly was as if we had been forever friends. So happy you are in my life! love you loads!
    2073 days ago
  • DEANN1013
    2073 days ago
    I love it! YOU inspire ME!
    2073 days ago
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