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It is never easy!

Sunday, July 19, 2015


When you feel like throwing in the towel, giving up and saying "I am fine the way I am!" just remember that nothing worth having comes easy!
Losing weight is hard, keeping the weight off is hard, but being over weight or obese is even harder and we all know that and that is why we are here.
That is why we log in each day and keep on fighting to be the best that we can be.
That is why our SP friends are so important to us, to keep us accountable and on track and to support and encourage when we just feel like we can't go on.
Never stray from SP, and if you do just remember that we are all here just waiting for you to come back so we can remind you why it is always worth it!
Never give up, never give in and never say it is not worth it!
Keep on fighting to be the best that you can be.
You and your health are worth the effort and the hard work that it takes to get to be where you want to be.
Spark on and stay strong! emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD15324855
    After my little bout of falling off the wagon - vacation, the start of school, not being able to exercise thanks to stupid stitches - I am finally back to checking in on your blogs and this is the first one I read. emoticon Thank you so much for this reminder. It's just what I needed to hear. This journey is about sooo much more than the number on the scale, and I probably wouldn't have found the motivation to get myself back on track without all of you wonderful Spark Friends!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog yesterday. I will totally embrace my addiction to exercise - endorphins are a great thing to crave emoticon . And I'm so glad to finally be catching up on your journey. Can't wait to read about your trip to Italy! Hope you're having a great weekend!
    2081 days ago
  • EILEEN828
    Thanks for the reminder, I loved the pictures in your last post.
    2113 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14903239
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Thank you always for the encouragement & inspiration you give me and all the others on SP! emoticon
    2117 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9234910
    Very true! Thank you so much Holly! I am always sad when I see someone has left SP. Of course it can mean several things, but too often it seems to mean they have given up on their health and efforts.
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    2120 days ago
  • LIMOM2TWINS
    Thank you Holly - After a weekend away and eating not so great I was feeling the "why bother" attitude creeping in yesterday but I was able to ignore it & get right back on program yesterday - today already feels great because of yesterday...... WE ARE WORTH IT! - IT IS NOT EASY BUT emoticon
    2120 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Great reminder!
    2121 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14915039
    Good Morning Holly - Thanks for keeping me accountable emoticon yet - I just love to talk too you !! LOL - I though of you the entire time at the marathon - now that I think of it - I am signing up for another 5k - love you !!

    You're 100 % correct - its hard yet , we are all worth it ! emoticon
    2121 days ago
  • MISCHAKEO
    That was a perfect blog to read today. It is not easy and never give up trying to stay healthy. You will have off days or even periods of time..but keep sparking and keep exercising and keep eating healthy foods.

    Great blog. Thank you.
    2121 days ago
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  • SPEDED2
    Spark friends are a safe harbor in the journey for better health. I'm so very glad that I found this site and have made so many friends. emoticon
    2122 days ago
  • PJDANIELS
    Right on! Spark can change your life!
    2122 days ago
  • CHRISTINEBWD
    Very well said Holly, I enjoyed reading this!

    Hugs!
    2122 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    Yes! We are worth the effort!
    2122 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    emoticon completely with you! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2122 days ago
  • CATTUTT
    Fabulous points!
    2122 days ago
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  • JANTHEBLONDE
    I love your blog today Holly! You are absolutely right nothing worth having comes easy!
    I love what you said, "Never give up, never give in and never say it is not worth it!
    Keep on fighting to be the best that you can be. You and your health are worth the effort and the hard work that it takes to get to be where you want to be." So true!! Thank you for being so inspiring here on Sparks! You are a wonderful sparks friend! Thanks for being you! I hope you and your honey have a bright and beautiful day!
    Hugs and love to you my special sparks friend, xoxo
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    2122 days ago
  • GINIEMIE
    SP friends are my greatest support system, thankfully I found SP before my son's accident. Venting, sharing here has helped me not only try to live healthier but get other peoples input on being a care giver, dealing with TBI, and the ensuing issues from my son's accident. I'm so glad to be part of this network, no one says "enough Ginie, you need to move on". I am moving on, to the best of my abilities, unfortunately I cannot change what happened I just have to keep dealing with it and try not to succumb to the fear, anxiety or depression from the changes in my life that cannot be undone because of one person being in too much of a hurry to allow a motorcyclist time to get through an intersection-she just had to beat him. We have so many caring people here and I am grateful. Thank you Holly for your post. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    2122 days ago
  • BARBIEE52
    This is so true..I feel the same way, but once in awhile I slack off, and SP friends are here to give me that extra push!! Thanks for reminding us
    how blessed I am to have these people in my life!
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    2122 days ago
  • KRISZTA11
    Great reminders, thank you for sharing!
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    2122 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    Great thoughts to start the week!

    Make today the greatest day of your life

    emoticon Until tomorrow!

    2122 days ago
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