Sense of community
Saturday, January 08, 2011
Day 2.. have been passing a LOT of time on the site: there is sooooo much to explore/read/learn!!! At 1st, when i 1st read that article on the woman who finally achieved her weight goal with Spark, i didn't get it: what is so different?? just info you can get in any fitness magazine...
OHHHHH... it's MORE than that!!!
it's the whole sense of COMMUNITY. My usual utterly shy and reserved self would have put a 'DON'T LET ANYONE READ THIS' on my blog, for some reason i didn't. And... quite honestly, when i didn't, i also thought to myself NO ONE will read it anyways, so it's practically the same. To much of my surprise, i had ***4 comments!!! **** - wow?!?!? !!! - and it made me feel soooo good... as if i was not alone.. - that i went on the blogs, looked for a 1st time poster, saw no comments yet (and.. a VERY inspiring blog entry!! - i left a comment!! - to share and spread the joy and support and non-aloneness i felt on my 1st day. So thank you! :)
AND... (last thing): one thing i think i have understood - it really has to be a change of LIFESTYLE - i think i could do 'diets' because there was an end, and would start sabotaging near the goal achieved - because the road on MAINTAINING that weight loss seemed so daunting - as in like FOREVER!!! - i preferred the 'temporary' of dieting. But it's not FOREVER as in prison, it's CHANGE.. - and change is good: keeps us young...
KEEPS US YOUNG???? - ohhh.. i'm all for that!!!! :)