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what Sparkpeople has taught me

Sunday, December 27, 2020

I joined so many years ago I don't even know exactly when. What I do know, though, is that it taught me so many lessons.

1. Sparkpeople has the emphasis on PEOPLE. I have met some of my best friends, here. I have been inspired by hundreds of you, and one of you to the extent that I joined WW and ultimately lost almost 40 pounds. (thank you, LopeyP!)

2. Sparkpeople allows you to zone in on what you want to achieve. I was never one for the group challenges but did join one and lost the most body weight and actually won, one challenge! (thank you, Emerald Gems!)

Yet my health and weight loss wasn't always as focused and successful as that.

I have given up a thousand times. I have felt ashamed of my lack of progress and drive.

I have left Sparkpeople TEN times.

I have come back to Sparkpeople eleven times.

Each and every time with NO EXCEPTION I was welcomed back with open arms. For that I am so grateful. You have NO IDEA exactly how much that has meant to me.

So! For you oldtimers like me... thank you for making Sparkpeople the wonderful, thriving community that it is. For newcomers? Just jump right in with both feet. Friends will find YOU... I promise. Some of you will BE the spark that sets others on the path to better health in every way. And some of you will CATCH the spark of others. Many of you will be both of these things at different parts of your journey.

Let's journey on, together. We are not created to do this alone.

Forward!!!! And cheers, to another new year ahead. emoticon
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