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So here it is, my very first blog post.  After years of wanting to start a blog and never being able to figure out something to say, I am FINALLY starting this in 2014.  

It is funny because I feel excited, and nervous.  After all, it could be that I am the only one who will ever see this and if that is the case, I am ok with that.  So why am I doing this?  It is simple really- I have been struggling since a teenager with my weight and health.  I have begun to make changes in my life over the last two years that I am finally seeing come into fruition and the idea came to me that there are probably other people out there that are going through similar struggles.  My wish, is that we can connect and support each other in our journeys.  My absolute dream would be if I could inspire people along the way.  Realistically, no one sees this, then I will have an amazing record of my transformation which would be awesome, because even though I like collecting them and imaging I will use them, I DESPISE writing in journals.  

So that is the why, but what is SoulSparkles?  I was looking for a name that described me and what I was hoping to accomplish.  Ask any of those close to me and they will tell you that I have a glitter/sparkle/tiara/tutu addiction! So I wanted to incorporate that with the idea of allowing who YOU are as a person to SHINE- hence the name SoulSparkles.  

My plan for this blog is to share my weight-loss and 'happiness' journey; share tips and tricks that I have learnt along the way, and hopefully inspire you in your life some way.  In addition to my blog, I plan on eventually creating youtube videos and blogs, sharing recipes and exercises, and sharing things that inspire me to make my SoulSparkle.

I hope you can join me on this journey! 

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Jodi
Gerry
1/2/2014 12:19:04 pm

Love this Jodi Lyn! Good on ya for starting out the New Year by seeing a thought and resolution come to life. I totally suppoet you sparkly gal!! <3 ya

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Pam
1/2/2014 12:40:35 pm

Way to go Jodi! I'm impressed that you're jumping into the blog world, perhaps I'll follow you there this year. I love chatting up all things fitness, and despite being pretty bad at eating well, I talk a good nutrition game. Snacks! It's all about the snacks! I'm eager to follow your journey.

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Leslie
1/2/2014 06:20:33 pm

Good for you beautiful! I absolutely love it! And I think Soul Sparkles is perfect!

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Lindsey
1/2/2014 10:48:33 pm

What a beautiful idea. I love a well-written blog, and get a ton of inspiration from them in my own life. Rock it Jodi! I know you will ;)

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Mom
1/2/2014 11:52:49 pm

Congratulations! A final touch to what you have already accomplished on our journey! Looking forward to reading more....

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Sandi
1/3/2014 01:52:49 am

Good for you, Josi!

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Terrie
1/3/2014 09:34:31 am

I can't wait to read new posts. Way to go Jodi !

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alida
1/3/2014 12:58:30 pm

thank you for allowing me to follow you on this Jodi,, I understand exactly where you are coming from as I too have had the same struggles for many years , good on you for doing this ,it shows
incredible courage , and maybe we can help eachother along the way.. good luck and thank you jodi

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Donna
1/4/2014 02:37:02 am

I am looking forward to following you on your journey Jodi!! Good Luck!!

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Donna
1/4/2014 02:37:51 am

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Vibhu
1/4/2014 04:39:54 am

Good for you! Looking forward to reading your inspirational posts!

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Tammi
1/5/2014 06:45:47 am

Well you are all SPARKLE and have the most beautiful soul!!!! I hope at some point I had a hand in your BLING obsession!! LOL I love you Missy!!! You taught me many years ago........Talent is over rated......HARD WORK & PASSION will always take you farther!! So BLOG away as I look forward to cheering you on!!! XOXOXO

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