(Please read her blogs if you want more info about my response!)
SP Friend Steph-Knee,
for your honesty & sharing it with us.
I have not had negative comments.
I am SO sorry you have had them. What's up with jealously?
I usually write positive blogs. I believe being positive, creates more positivity
& being negative creates more of that, too. (Indeed, I have VERY hard days, weeks & also months, just recently. SP helped me through ALL the stress, it's not ALL sunshine & roses, for any of us) I have regained 8 # & try VERY
hard to keep my weight down. Luckily, SP has taught me how to 'be real' with myself, enough, that when my weight starts to move up, I stop at 8#. 3-16-16 was my 4 year with SP.
YES! This is a daily challenge for me. I KNOW it is because I over eat.
Period. But I start each day, trying my best & being happy with my body, as I never was before SP. Maintenance is the hardest thing I have ever done, no kidding! I search out members who have maintained for years & friended them. Reading about them & learning their tricks of success. I am on their teams; AT GOAL & MAINTAINING....; CALLING ALL SP MOTIVATORS; SP MOTIVATORS TEAM, (by invite, only). These teams help me & also help me help other people. THAT is what makes my world move in the direction I want it to go.
The statistics of how many people reach their goal & stay there, are VERY small.(5-10%, according to Chris Downie) I am SO happy I have kept loving myself, that the 8#, although are a challenge, I DO consider myself being IN maintenance! One of the goals on my 'bucket list' is
goal, 6 more years to go!
I have decided that I need to promote myself, here on SP.
(My ONLY social site, not on FB, etc.) When I want to share a blog, I send it to ALL of my friends. I celebrate
my own achievements. I know I am the only 1 who REALLY cares about that. My SP friends support, as they can, BUT it is all up to me!
I post my accomplishments about SP to every team I'm on. (43) I spread whatever I am happy
about in EVERY place on the site, I can! That is how I think this process works for me. I give myself 1 hour a day to spark. I have a VERY active life (I gave up 6 hours a day of TV, on Sparks, to stay healthy!) & that wouldn't be happening if I was not a member! The Yeses out weight the minuses for me, SO MUCH!
What would we do if SP closed this site? That is always a possibility, right? I would be VERY sad, because that would mean I would lose my SP friends; my trackers would have to be my responsibility to keep them going; my physical life would be SO much harder. I am SO grateful Chris Downie has started it. I hear his book, THE SPARK,
almost weekly. As we are all changing, so is this site. Our world is tiny
& I am possibly the head
to the best of my abilities. I carry SP business cards; talk to people in shopping lines; walking in nature; the Santa Run, etc. Anywhere & Everywhere! This site saved my life. (I have blogged several times about that, check my history, if you have time!)
If I can help you in anyway, please just let me know. You are a friend
of mine & have been for several years! I will be adding my weeks activities to this blog, daily. I DO write most of my blogs for me, but your blogs REALLY moved me today. THANK YOU! And, I wrote this thinking of YOU!
I truly hope you find comfort in my response! Our journey together is what it is ALL about for me!
4-1-16 "LIFE HAS IT'S FUNNY UPS & DOWNS, for just when things are looking down, things start looking up!" 1950's movie, I LOVE MELVIN, song. I use this song to perform for the children of my marionette shows.
Happy, healthy April!!!!
About my day: 4-2-16
6 hours of hiking
& playing in nature,
today! Ready to REST!!!!!
Happy Saturday everyone!!
Hi! from my world, today 4-3-16: I am resting!
The last 5 days have been VERY packed with exercise!
Today is resting, no matter what! Also, I have logged into SP for 1478 days! (SP thinks it's less than that, but a computer change, didn't up date!)
4-4-16 'WHEN I APPRECIATE, I FEEL SO VERY GOOD.' Abraham-Hicks, so true! Welcome to Monday, a happy day of feeling 'normal', working & playing! How about YOU??
4-5-16 I KNOW what I want, my job is to figure out how to find the path of least resistance!!
4-6-16 A day of finding a "link" to sell our unwanted 'good' stuff, with an app. locally! This is HUGE for us! No shipping! I will meet the buyers in the police station parking lot, for safety! Faster than Craig's list. More info as I learn about the "HOW" to of it! We have a TON of lovely things to sell! THX Angels for your help!
4-7-16 A morning of being foggy headed. Not sure why, pushing through. I didn't have coffee yesterday & it was a VERY active day. More water & I'm off to it!
4-8-16 "Dignity & tranquility last forever" Yogi tea HAPPY Friday! Date night with DH
, walking LUCY
&&&& sending Love to YOU!
4-9-16 Off to play in nature, after a lovely rain!
Happy, healthy, abundant Saturday to all!
"WILD THING" my WooHoo for the team THE WOO HOO LOUNGE
Santa 5K with Apple tree hand puppet
This event is to raise money for a local charity for
special needs children. I do it every year, I am leader of the SP team, AND
this training I do all year keeps me in shape!
Hiking with SP cap