Thanking people... lots of people!
Monday, May 31, 2010
When I posted my blog about being half my start weight, I never imagined the amount of response it would get.
I have to say I was overwhelmed by the 99% positive comments I got, I was upset by those who decided it was easier to complain about my spelling, yes, actually upset as this was a HUGE soul baring event to me, posting my before picture in all honesty and some people still chose to belittle me when I want to share my achievements.
I hope you enjoyed being that petty and got a kick out of it.
Aside from that being told I am inspirational to people made me well up with tears at some points, I never imagined people would aspire to anything that I am, never imagined people would use my example as a way to boost themselves onto more things.
I am so used to being overlooked as nothing that its a very strange feeling, a very emotional feeling.
It makes me warm inside to know that I was the reason somebody didn't leave SP because they where so moved by my words, it makes me feel amazing that my story can give hope to people who are in the position I started at... proof that hard work and dedication can really turn around a life that seems in a hopeless place.
I have tried to reply to as many people who left longer comments, or asked questions... or who simply made me smile, but I want to thank every single person who offered me congratulations and took the time to read my story.
I love the community here on SparkPeople.