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New Year - 2016

Thursday, December 31, 2015

This morning I received a note from a friend who is leaving Spark. She was the first person to contact me when I joined and I am very sad to see her go.
It made me think of the other people in my "friends" list who have come and gone over the past three years.
So why do I stay?
Because I have never been able to keep weight off before (although I want to lose more).
Because I have never worried about eating healthy balanced meals before (now I do).
Because every day I find inspiration in new challenges, kind words or inspirational notes posted here.
Because I know how easy it is to go back to fooling myself that it isn't so bad when I quit tracking (vacation, hubby in hospital, holidays) means a weight gain for me.

So not because I have to or because anybody else thinks I should or should not, but only because I want to, the new year will be a time to recommit to reaching my goals.
I look forward to starting new challenges and adding to my "friend" page! emoticon
Happy Happy New Year to everyone! emoticon
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  • NHES220
    And we just had our 3 year Sparkversary! I stay because even though I have lost and maintained what I have lost - I still am determined to get to my goal. 2016 is my year to do it. I love the support I get and give here. Lots of great people!
    1882 days ago
    I am so glad to have met you here. My friends list is full of people who came and went. I love the kindness and encouragement most members here show each other. Where Facebook is a source of mockery and negativity, Spark just... sparkles.
    1882 days ago
    It is sad when SparkFriends go, I am so very glad that YOU stay!! emoticon
    1882 days ago
    Sorry your friend left. I am coming back to SP for 2016. Lost 27 lbs during first part of the year, regained now 16. Discouraged but recommitted.
    1882 days ago
    Happy new year and hopefully this year will be filled with meeting new people and reaching your goals through support, hardwork, dedication, and good friends. Hopefully your friend will see what she is missing and come back
    1882 days ago
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