Friday, September 24, 2010
I just realized that yesterday was my two-week anniversary of joining SparkPeople.
When I first read about it (via someone at 3FC), I thought it sounded too good to be true. Weight tracking, nutrition tracking, goal setting, exercise tutorials, community support – sounded like one well-rounded site, and all for FREE! Couldn’t be!
Well, this doubting Thomas is a believer! Since joining on September 9th, I’ve learned (and am still learning) about the following:
• nutrition and through my personal study of the reports how I metabolize food;
• how to set realistic and attainable goals (especially useful as I haven’t yet finished my cancer treatments, and tend to overdo things when I have good days);
• new exercises and ways to sneak exercise into my day;
• the strength of community support and knowledge sharing has been re-confirmed...
...and so, so much more! So thank you Chris Downie for your generosity in developing this site and offering it to the masses. Thank you also to those who have made the journey, come to a satisfactory level of weight/health, yet continue to share their stories and so inspire others like me who are just starting out; and thanks to all the other members out there who have the courage and openness to post their questions (no matter how silly you may feel it is), their mistakes and lessons learned, and their successes!