Sunday, December 20, 2009
It's been 11 months since finding SP, and each month I reflect upon the benefits derived from this site. Friendship, tracking, accountability, learning, fun, etc. But more than that, from my recent 3-day "break" from SP, I realized that there is an intangible benefit of connectedness that makes this site so important. I can track things on my own all I want, but it's not the same as doing it where it's a public forum to share with others who have similar goals. When I was on my own for those few days, I felt like I was orbiting the earth without an anchor. Not to say that I cannot do this without SP, but that SP makes it all easier and more fun.
With that said, I try to give back and thank SP all I can. I've got the shirts, calendar, and try to refer to everyone I meet who expresses interest in losing weight. I'm looking forward to the book and plan to use it to get rid of this last 17.
Even though I earn a significant number of points, as of a few weeks ago, I am not showing up at all on the Leaderboards that come to my email address automatically. I'm nowhere on the lists, even though my numbers are high. I don't think I've changed any settings. Oh well, it's not that important.
An update... A couple of weeks ago, I provided several websites offering freebies. Just an update that I received my bangle bracelet from didirect and it's lovely. A friend ordered from another of the websites and is very pleased with her free jewelry.
Have a wonderful day, friends. If you are snowed in, stay safe and warm.