Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I have been feeling half empty.
It's been a difficult few days. "Obligations" to my family, difficulties at work, financial worries and just a general funk, have made sticking to my plan difficult. Then, this morning, I over slept and had to rush out of the house - not time for breakfast because I have to wait 1/2 hr after taking thyroid meds to eat. ARRRGH. I figured that I would stop for a fast food sandwich when I went and got the mail. Forget that I have a lunch date with my daughter today ....
Then, I got to work and checked my email. "you have 54 new messages" 54! What in the world.
of 54 emails - 4 were junk and 48 or so were comments on my spark page. What the heck was going on. Then I saw it - i am/was the "Done Girl of the Day" DGOTD.
So much love and encouragement. So much support. When you are feeling down, it is easy to forget that there are 100's (1,000's?) of people out there just like you. With the same issues, worries and struggles.
It is so important to use the what Spark people offers you. Not just the diet, but the support, the tools, the LOVE. I encourage everybody to find a Spark group that fits you and join it. The support and encouragement you will receive is amazing. Remember not to just take what you need, but to give back also. Someone out there is just waiting to hear what you have to say.
This day, that started so badly, has been uplifting for me. I vow not to ever ignore the DGOTD notifications I get but to take a moment to say HI and offer encouragement.
Thanks DONE Girls. You have filled my glass to overflowing.
Breakfast? Well, lucky for me I had decided on Monday to purchase healthy snacks to leave at work - instead of a greasy fast food sandwich, I am eating a Fresh Green apple and Cheese sticks. I'll still have lunch with my DD - but I think I'll suggest a walk around the lake and a sandwich instead of a burger and fries.