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Positive effects that are not on the scale

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

You work hard, you try to eat right, keep moving and stepping and trying to get your weight down. It does, but with small wavers up and down. Sometimes you get discouraged but you keep going. Then, 4 months in, your husband says how proud he is of you and he starts walking every night with you. I did not know I was motivating him. Just by sticking with it and being determined, we can motivate others around us. By cooking healthy meals and including everyone in the family we can move others to a healthier lifestyle. The new recipes are pretty much a hit and change the boring food rut we were in, and I am sure the slow but steady weight loss has improved my mood and energy. Getting more done around the yard and house is a great plus. It feels good to be more actively checking items off the to-do list. I keep seeing the positive effects of my quest for health, and I am so glad I finally got my mind on board and plunged forward. I am glad to be a part of the Spark family since so many of you have kept my fire from burning out. Thanks for your Sparks! And maybe along the way I can help Spark someone else. Hugs to all! and remember, a lot of your journey is not measured on a scale!
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  • no profile photo CD22562937
    Great blog and it is true.....you can touch so many people by your actions and your words. That is awesome that your hubby is walking with you now. That will help keep you even more motivated.
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    675 days ago
  • no profile photo CD23266885
    So many benefits! emoticon
    675 days ago
  • DMDANGELO
    Thank you for the wonderful blog! It was a great reminder that a lot of us (me included) on here are not seeing big changes on the scale but the small changes are making us healthier!
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    675 days ago
  • ONEDOGLVR
    Wow! That is so great. I love this blog. Sounds so much like me. I have not gotten my boyfriend to walk with me yet but I am trying. Hope my life style motivates others around me some day too! Keep up the good work! You are amazing! Debbie

    675 days ago
  • CINDY247
    Wow, I'm not the only one! Lol! Isn't it great!! I love Spark People Thanks for sharing! Keep on sparking!!
    676 days ago
  • KELLYAN7
    your post was motivation to me on my first day emoticon
    676 days ago
  • JUSLANA
    Excellent observation and just the reminder I need. I feel like I am not making any progress, but many of the things you mentioned above are part of my effort. Thanks for putting things in perspective.
    676 days ago
  • DRLMAZ
    True
    676 days ago
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