I've been on FB for about 4 years. I was reluctant to create an account at first but once I did it was nice to get in touch with friends, especially since they had all abandoned Myspace. Posting pics and seeing pics from others, catching up on everybody's day to day lives, and chatting with old friends was one of my favorite things to do.
Within the last couple years I've accumulated some friends and I've deleted people who I thought were friends. I've also been deleted, blocked, and ignored by people who were once important at some point in my life (I only have people on my friend's list that I know or had known. No random strangers). Currently I've got 122 friends on my friends list.
I've only been with SP since last month. I personally know 2 people here on SP and I've invited an acquaintance of mine. So 3 out of what...THOUSANDS of people...!?!?
Well, I guess my point is that I haven't even announced on my FB about my weight loss goals. I don't feel like my "friends" will support me. Yes, some of those friends are family members who will be supportive to an extent, but when I log on to SP I know that ,even though all of you are "random strangers", you support me in every way. I've learned in this short month and a half that by posting on the message boards, reading posts, and answering others' posts that we can, not only support each other, but relate to each other.
I don't log on to FB like I used to. I learn things here.
So I'm saying Thank You to all Sparklers here, even if we've never communicated with each other. And I'm saying Thank You to the founder of SparkPeople, Chris Downie, for giving us all the opportunity and help to better ourselves!