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August Log, Blog and Salad Challenge - Day 10

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nutrition and exercise are logged. Posted 3 smileys. Logged the challenge points.

We are trying to replace one meal a day with a salad. Someone was talking about salad overload. There are so many kinds of salads. Be creative. That said, I need to be more consistent in following my own advice!

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Tonight I was reading through blogs and came across one by NEWSTART127. She is an inspiration. She's lost 120 pounds in 2 years, slow and steady. In her last blog, she wrote the followng:
"SparkPeople has opened doors for me that I didn 't even know existed. Twenty-six months ago I was dying. I was killing myself with food. I was so unhappy. I hid it well... but I was miserable. I had no idea that if I could see my future, I'd see that I'd have a blast shopping for clothes. That's I could rock a LITTLE black dress. That I'd be a "dancer" or become certified to teach Zumba. That I'd own a road bike and be planning to do riding events and dreaming about doing a mini-tri. That the gym would become a second home and that I'd find so many new like-minded new friends. I didn't know that I had collar bones, shoulder blades or ribs! I didn't know that my fingers and wrists would shrink so that I could wear bracelets and rings. I had NO IDEA that I'd find a community such as SparkPeople and that I'd find a place to fly. "

We all have those dreams for ourselves. Dream big, my friends.

NEWSTART127's secret to success? "Those tips I have for new Sparkers - Water, Track, Move and Spark... well guess what - they're STILL the CORE of my program. "

How many times have you heard me say that persistence always wins? Giving up always takes us away from where we want to go. Water, track, move and spark. A simple formula that works.

Link to NEWSTART127's page: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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  • SAL2525
    Water, track, move and spark - Sound like an excellent formula to me! Hope you are having a great day! How's Dad doing ? Sal emoticon
    3767 days ago
    Annie, I think Newstart has summed up what we are all feeling..I know there are days when I just want to give it all up, but then I say to myself, "for what, that life of lethargy and illness", I DON"T THINK SO LOL! Keep on Sparking, we will reach our goals also!

    Elaine emoticon
    3767 days ago
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