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10 years on Spark People and what have I learned?

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

I cannot have my cake and eat it too.

I am one of "those" people who has to finish all of something so that it's gone. Don't know why, but there it is. I feel better knowing I am not alone in this and have like-minded Spark friends help me. The bottom line is I avoid keeping those triggers in my house now.

I knew I liked exercise and it's become a strong part of my weekly routine. I'm trying to make it daily. Many of you prompt me to get "off the couch" and encourage me to do better (and brag).

I have a supportive, small group of friends and a wider community who stops by and give me: Pointers.
Admonishment when needed.
A pass when things aren't going right.

Some of you have become my friends or acquaintances in real life; others I'd still like to meet. A few of you I'm scared to meet!
Kidding, you know who you are!

Here's to making my 11th year the best year yet!
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    557 days ago
    Hahaha, loved this blog. I’d talk faster, you’re capable of keeping up. TeeHee! You nailed exactly why I spark...I became active in July 2015. Guess I’m a newbie. Never met a spark bud, yeeeeet. There’s a few of you...world might stop spinning! When are you heading to middle America?
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    558 days ago
    You met me and survived! Yeah Spark Friends!
    558 days ago
    Congratulations on your TENTH Sparkaversary!
    I am right behind you by one week.
    I have really enjoyed your blogs over the years and agree with you that knowing we are not alone on this lifelong journey seeking better health is one of the best things about SP.
    Happy 2019, my friend!
    558 days ago
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    558 days ago
    OK lady … we got this. 2019 is … OURS.

    We are smart.
    We are capable.
    We are determined.
    WE are in this together … allllll us Sparkers

    First milestone … get under the @#$! 200 mark.
    559 days ago
    We are all really happy you've been here for 10 years -- I know I've learned a LOT from you!! Particularly enjoy your ability to roll with the punches and keep on laughing!!

    Here's to a fabulous year 11!!!
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    I will take all your cake. LOL. Actually I'm not a cake lover, though I do kind of like a few, like carrot cake. I only have them on special occasions. Dessert for me is fruit. I have trouble with things like popcorn but have learned that I am not destined for a life of none so I weigh it out and eat a part of a serving. Not as much fun as eating an entire bag but I can live with it. Good luck with your goals!
    559 days ago
    Congratulations on 10 yrs. . . . that is an accomplishment . . . 10 yrs.! Awesome.

    Hope those you're afraid to meet are few in number! LOL
    559 days ago
    Yes, ma'am! 2019 the best year yet! I joined Spark in 2008, but didn't become very active until May of 2009, so we're on a similar time table. I feel very fortunate to be among those who have met you IRL (remember the teeter-totters that made chime sounds in Boston last Spring?) You are a breath of fresh air and a true kindred spirit! And if it weren't for Spark, and both of us showing up here... and by some miracle finding one another (I think it was hurricane Sandy that did that for us)... that would not be so.

    Keep Sparking, and keep taking care of YOU, because you're a true gem! emoticon
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