Monday, January 09, 2012
I recently hit that milestone and I thought I should reveal what spark has done for me. Okay yeah I have lost 60lbs since my ultimate breakdown day, that wasn't my first day on spark granted, I gained and lost for about 2-3 of these years. But since Sept 2009 it has been losing and mostly maintaining, some tears, some triumph, some wtf over days. Spark helped me have the courage to do a marathon and a triathlon. And all you wonderful spark people were there with me every step, every grueling step of my first marathon. If it weren't for my real friends that were there and my spark friends that I knew would be there finish or not I would not have made it through (I trashed my hamstring on mile 3 for those that may just be picking up on my saga). I have met real friends via spark, I have people I can call, text with support, need for support, or just a triumph, or sometimes just to say hey I'm here for you, you're here for me. I have met the most perfect man in my life through spark, although not completely directly ( my boyfriend is one of my friend's older brothers, I met her through spark, we started walking together and realized we were great friends, a couple years later after my crappy relationship and his crappy relationship she gave us a little push). I'm not always super active on the site, but I am always excited to keep up on accomplishments of others. I sometimes just log in for a short bit put in exercise look to see what's going on and log off sometimes with or without comment, but never worry friends I keep up on you even if I don't always have sage advice for you. I am still on my journey, I am moving from a weight loss mode to an athlete mode this year, while I still have 60lbs I want to lose I am not "focusing" on that I am focusing on strong and athletic. I want to thank all of you spark friends for being here and I hope you all continue to be here even after you hit your goals.