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WAKE-UP CALL

Saturday, October 10, 2015

There are two distinct meanings attached to "WAKE-UP CALL":

(a) The obvious alarm clock in the morning that, more often than not, rudely
awakens you from a peaceful or enjoyable sleep to start your day.

and,

(b) The more esoteric mental awakening from your regular, if not languid,
everyday life to start down a new road.

Since joining SparkPeople at the end of July 2015 I have experienced both!

You might say everyone experiences (a) however you would be wrong in my case. Due to my brain tumor and chronic pain, I haven't been a "Morning Person" since 2005 and the sound of the alarm wasn't heard.

Until now!

SparkPeople was the beginning of my (b) experience that has started me down a new path of self discovery. It wasn't one individual area of the site that "sparked" me into a new mental attitude about myself; it was the entirety of it! No matter what I needed (or thought I didn't need) it was there helping me before I could ask for it.

The fact I could blog about things, read other SP blogs and receive feedback and comments from others was new to me as well. This was, if I were to be honest, the true catalyst to my new found mornings and exercise regimen. The camaraderie through comments and likes is so helpful. When I first joined I read several blogs and found them informative and helpful.

It wasn't until I read a blog by ~INDYGIRL that lighting struck! Her story was so inspirational yet relatable on all levels to me. ~INDYGIRL (Beth) barred her soul which touched me. Her blogs "spoke" to me and through them I found inspiration and motivation to get out of bed and put one foot in front of the other over 7,500 times a day.

I now wake to my 7:00 am alarm clock to begin my day with exercise and embrace everyday with inspiration and motivation on my path to a healthy new life.

Alarms not only heard, but acted upon -- thank you SP and ~INDYGIRL!

Soon to be WONDER--WOMAN again,

Cathe'
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  • ISNESS
    Thank you for sharing with us. You’re doing wonders and absolutely, you will become the Wonder woman again!
    533 days ago
  • PYNETREE
    emoticon - And you are proving it everyday, with every one of those 7500 steps!

    emoticon You are an inspiration!
    1507 days ago
  • ~INDYGIRL
    Thank you, Cathe! emoticon
    1515 days ago
  • GRLTAZ
    Cathe, Thank you for sharing your soul also. Spark is an awesome site and I recommend it daily to many people. I hope everyone finds their "spark" here to get healthy. Some people believe that losing weight is healthy, and while that is true, many of us have discovered it is way more than just dropping pounds. If you do not reset your mind and have "that wake up call", you will gain weight back and your life will continue as it always has down a not as healthy path. You go girl ! I am so proud of you ! (((hugs)))
    1516 days ago
  • LOULOUWLG403
    Awesome post! Keep up the good work! I think maybe I should have you and INDYGIRL for friends! I am just not good at talking to my friends except through these blogs you all send me! I hope everyone has a Blessed Day on the Lord's
    Day! lyl
    1517 days ago
  • ICECUB
    GREAT BLOG. YOU CAN DO IT AMAZING
    1517 days ago
  • STLOUISWOMAN
    Cathe' this is a wonderful blog! I am so proud of you. I knew you could do it & now you know that you can do it & you've only just begun. You can expect more miracles in your future as you move forward.

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    Sandy
    1517 days ago
  • HAPPYSOUL91
    Outstanding, you are accomplishing your goals on a daily basis
    1517 days ago
  • HDEGMD
    Great post, yes INDYGIRL is amazing. GO CUBS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1517 days ago
  • AJB121299
    nice
    1517 days ago
  • JERICHO1991
    Good post, WONDER-WOMAN
    1517 days ago
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