Monday, September 13, 2010
I worked today & was on one of the units (of a hospital) when I saw a nurse take out her lunch. She had a frozen entrée from one of those high priced weight loss companies that advertise constantly on TV, using celebrities & such. Well, first of all, it was a very THIN package ...& what she pulled out was two very small pieces of bread with "stuff" frozen on top of it. FIRST of all...it didn't look appetizing at all! I couldn't even tell what it was! The nurse then grumbled that she was starving & was trying to lose 20 lbs & how she just had to (now this is truly what she said, I'm not making this up!), she said she had to... "suffer & eat it". She went on to describe other "entrées" she's had & tell me how tasteless & nasty they were, not to mention the EXPENSE! And then she says.......now, are you ready for this???? She says......"but what can I do? I need to lose 20 lbs!"
This was my cue!!
I quickly & enthusiastically told her all about SparkPeople! How awesome it is! How simple it is! How you get tons & tons & tons of support! About the abundance of resources! Recipes & meal planning ideas! Ideas to help keep you motivated! The teams & blogs! How FUN it is! I told her about the nutritional tracker online & the focus on proper nutrition & fitness! That you get to eat wholesome & nutritious food! REAL FOOD (not cardboard entrées!) ...food that TASTES GOOD! About how ENCOURAGING it all is! And the best part of all.... that it's absolutely FREE!
Ya know what? I think we have another member joining us soon!
Oh how I LOVE spreadin' the Spark!!!