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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Well, here I am sitting up late, not feeling so well, been sick for the past 4 days but getting better.

I want to say, I am glad that I am a part of Spark People, there are a lot of good people here, people that are kind and understanding, people that care about how your day is going and how well you are doing. I belong to another weight loss sight where they do their blogging and saw today a woman who was so down about her life and how it is difficult for her right now because of her ailing mother. She is her mothers care giver which is a very difficult job when you are trying to work and take care of kids and care for your ailing parent 24/7. I use to be a care giver, and I worked for people who took care of their spouse or parent, and I saw how taxing it is/was for them, how much they have to put on hold and give up just to care for their loved one, and in the end, when death finely took that loved one, the sigh of relief they felt, though they felt guilty for that feeling, it is a difficult situation. I was saddened at how this poor woman was totally ignored, passed over as though she were invisible when she was so in need of support. I don't think that that would have happened here, there has only been once that I posted where there was no response, besides that, be it good or bad, I had the encouraging words and support I needed.

Thank you Spark friends, thank you for being there when I have needed you. I really appreciate the support you have offered and given to me and so many others here, I am not even sure I am going to go back to that other site because they are not supportive as they say they are, only if you lose a pound do they cheer for you, or if you are excited about something they cheer for you, but when you are down, they ignore you. It makes me so sad for those who need support in other times than just for that .6 lb that you might lose.

Thank you so much for being true friends

sincerely
paula
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TRAVELNISTA 8/15/2009 10:09AM

    I am so happy that you have joined Spark People and that you are getting the support that you need and deserve. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JKHOWE 8/15/2009 9:47AM

    Spark friends are great friends and help keep you going. Maybe you were able to encourage that woman. Hope you feel better. Being sick is no fun. emoticon

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