Thursday, September 24, 2009
One of my lovely sparkfriends, Shannon AKA Coffee-mate-y) sent me the following link this morning and I got all sparked out and EXCITED!!!! I just couldn't contain it and had to share with all my lovely sparkfriends!!!
I just can't thank Chris Downey, Jenny, and the rest of the Sparkpeople staff enough for including me in this newfound journey!!! I really hope that by sharing my story, I can inspire someone else to make the effort and make GREAT things happen in their own life. SP is such a lifechanging experience. Not only is it a great weight-loss tool but the social support is PRICELESS. I have taken this virtual world and pulled real friends from it. Through comments, SparkRally's and message boards I have a great support network!!!
I couldn't have survived the last 3 months without this support. When my father passed away, it was as if my whole world was shattered. I do not have extended family members that live in the state and most of them I do not know. I felt rocked. Totally alone. This is when the Sparkpeople community stepped up. I had SP friends helping clean my father's house out, helping me have 2 seperate estate sales, spreading the word about the two motorcycles that I have to sell, and not to mention all of the emotional support.
Just having that one post that reads, "Wanna run tonight?" was enough to keep me going even when I thought I couldn't go on. Where would I be right now without all of you? Even just knowing that I am not alone and that there are members out there that can feel the pain I am going through and relate. These things make the SP community PRICELESS!!!!!
With this, I want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU so very, very much for the honor of being included in the book and thank you for changing lives.
SPARKPEOPLE ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF!!!!
P.S. PREORDER YOUR BOOK TODAY!! SP IS OFFERING SOME FANTASTIC PERKS, SPECIAL OFFERS, AND DISCOUNTS!!! I JUST ORDERED MINE!!!! CAN I GET A WOOOO HOOOO????