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Friday, January 20, 2012

OK, I had a bad day yesterday. One of those days where if anything could go wrong, it did go wrong. I was feeling pretty bad about myself and the day. Exercise, which usually pumps me up into a better mood, didn't work for me yesterday. There was only one thing the ended up working - the Live eMeeting! I attend a meeting just about every week. It just so happened that I was signed up for one yesterday, during my bad day. I almost decided not to join, because I was feeling so bad. Then I decided that I'd just do it, and I didn't feel any better, or felt worse, I would leave the group.

I'm so glad that I stuck with it. The topic, about nutrition, was interesting, but that's not the best part. Being in a group with leaders that know me made all the difference. The only reason we know each other is from being in their class, and then becoming their SparkFriends. I felt a connection that I was lacking yesterday. It gave me the boost I needed, and almost immediately put me in a better mood.

So thank you SparkPeople for having these great eMeetings. Thanks to Bobby and Anne (the leaders) for thier help in getting me in a better mood. For those of you that haven't tried and eMeeting yet - what are you waiting for? They're a great addition to the website. Also, if you're like me and somewhat isolated from others, this is the perfect place to go to help you feel like you're not alone!

Thanks again SparkPeople!!!
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FARMERGIRL63 4/21/2012 9:47PM

  Keep your chin up and look to the bright side of
things. We all have are ups and downs and you
can rely that SparkPeople is always there to
help you out. So whenever you feel that you
want to call it quits or totally just give up turn to
SparkPeople first.

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_WAGATHEGREAT 3/4/2012 11:14PM

  thanks for sharing!

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MAYBER 3/3/2012 6:18PM

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the Live Meeting site
I belong to TOPS and when feeling down will call one of the other members and get the support and encouragment needed
May just try the Site so glad it was there for you
One day at a time

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MISSYMOUTH1 3/1/2012 10:21AM

    I am so excited to see the connection and encouragement here. Good job by the way! This is the reason i joined. I was looking for this kind of encouragement. I am new as well and i am looking forward to an e-meeting. This is also the first i have heard of them. One cord alone can be broken. Three or more woven together make us strong. I am all for together we can!

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TPETRIE 2/15/2012 7:22PM

  Glad that you were able to work this out. I think I am going to try an e meeting. I have bad days at times too. emoticon emoticon

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FREESPIRITME 2/15/2012 11:20AM

    Glad the emeetings are working for you, and that you were able to pull yourself out.
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LESCANTOONOW 2/14/2012 12:28PM

  Hi! WALKING_WONDER,

YOU REALLY ARE A WALKING WONDER! KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC WORK! YOU CAN DO IT! DON'T GIVE UP BELIEVING IN YOURSELF! YOU ARE WORTH IT! I WISH YOU MUCH SUCCESS IS YOU WEIGHT GOALS! BUT I KNOW YOU'LL REACH THEM!

ALL THE BEST TO YOU,
MS. L. CARMEL

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 2/12/2012 10:48PM

    Been wondering if I should check it out. TY for the encouragement.

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MISSLISA1973 2/12/2012 2:56AM

    Connection definitely can change a bad day into a good one. emoticon

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CISCOKID60 2/11/2012 4:34PM

  Thank you for the info on the E-meetings! I'll check it out! So glad it worked for you because bad days can get out of hand so quickly and you feel nothing but relief when they end! Positivity is what makes or breaks some days! Some times I simply break into a smile on the way to the coffee bar or lunch room and keep smiling til someone asks me why? Then I tell them 'because I needed one and wanted to share it with others!' Usually produes a smile for someone too! Take care!

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FIDDLEMOM 2/11/2012 3:00PM

    That is wonderful that the meeting turned your day around! emoticon emoticon

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CMIX69 2/11/2012 9:08AM

  Glad that worked for you!

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GEORGIAGIRL26 2/11/2012 8:58AM

    I am so glad that the E-meeting helped you.
Have a great weekend sister~ Holly emoticon

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CHERYL5816 2/11/2012 6:13AM

    Thanks for the info e-live meeting. I am new too and didn't know about them. I am glad you didn't give up sometimes it is so easy to do that. Way to go girl! You rock!

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SPEEDY143 2/10/2012 10:51PM

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REVA500 2/10/2012 9:47PM

    Thanks for sharing. What exactly is an emeeting? Is it a live chat? let me know.
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RABBLERRABBIT 2/10/2012 7:38PM

    I really needed this blog post today. Thank you for sharing, I hope you feel as helped by the comments as I was encouraged to keep going by you.

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BETTYCQ 2/10/2012 5:51PM

  Thanks for the info about emeetings. And have yourself a wonderful day.

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MARYM1962 2/10/2012 3:58PM

  good for you! Not giving up when you are down is what makes the difference - keep hanging in there!

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NERITZY 2/10/2012 1:16PM

    Thanks for sharing. I'm new here and I didn't realize there are "emeetings". I will have to check them out, I as well am isolated. Thanks again. emoticon

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MCFITZ2 2/10/2012 11:00AM

    Positive supportive people make such a difference. You made a difference by writing. emoticon

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SUPERSYLPH 2/10/2012 10:07AM

    That's great! I've been thinking about trying the eMeetings out!

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KHALIA2 2/10/2012 9:48AM

  Good for You! I am so glad that you persevered and was able to conquer your problem. emoticon

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BONNYNBLITHE04 2/10/2012 9:24AM

    Good for you for turning it around! Weekends are the worst for me and I have been at this for a long time!

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HETZ51 2/10/2012 8:50AM

  The best part is that now you have another tool. Don't forget it. I have a tendency to know that something works and then I don't use it. Yay for you.

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LINKYSD 2/10/2012 8:05AM

    Thanks, for sharing.

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DONNA088 2/10/2012 7:40AM

  Great job!

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NANAEATSRIGHT 2/10/2012 7:36AM

  One day at a time. Today is a new day!!

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MARJORIEWRIGHT 2/10/2012 5:59AM

    emoticon emoticon Thank you for sharing

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ARTJAC 2/10/2012 3:45AM

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ILOVEMALI 2/10/2012 1:46AM

  Great job! The support always helps! xoxo

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PRAIRIECROCUS 2/10/2012 1:23AM

    Good for you !
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FLEMIDG 2/10/2012 1:16AM

    So glad things changed around for you. Thanks for sharing.

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ARTJAC 2/10/2012 12:55AM

    thanks for sharing

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DENISEFULLER 2/10/2012 12:50AM

    What keeps me from joining an e-meeting is that it costs money. I'm glad it works for you, though!

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CAROL494 2/9/2012 11:16PM

  Thanks for sharing your feelings.

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J2740LOU 2/9/2012 10:25PM

    Thank you for sharing emoticon , emoticon ,too!

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LOVELOST1217 2/9/2012 8:55PM

    Good Job. Hanging out in a meeting. The people in meetings are people we would not really recognize if they walked by but are friends, nevertheless. Have a great week starting NOW!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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JIBBIE49 2/9/2012 8:18PM

    emoticon SparkPeople Live eMeeting Saved Me

Wonderful to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. What an honor.

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LINDAM.1 2/9/2012 8:03PM

  Thanks for sharing

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ISABELLE31 2/9/2012 7:32PM

    Thanks for sharing this. :)

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SHAUNHAYS 2/9/2012 7:19PM

    Great post. I have not checked this tool out. I will certainly log in in the future!

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IRISHLASS117 2/9/2012 6:59PM

    Thanks for the suggestion, it may be just what I need too. I am a bit isolated also and joining these meetings could make a difference.

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AUNTB63 2/9/2012 6:32PM

    So glad you found that Spark you needed on the live emeeting. I don't have a web cam so I have not tried this new feature.....thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings.
Best of luck to you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle. emoticon

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JEWITCH 2/9/2012 6:17PM

    Love your blog. Thanks for sharing and reminding us all what SP is about. emoticon

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BRMALLORY1986 2/9/2012 6:11PM

    We all have our bad days, but that is what we are here for you. If it wasn't for sparkpeople I don't think I would be as motivated as I am to stick with it. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 2/9/2012 6:11PM

  Great Blog............ emoticon ..........another great reason to love Spark.

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KATCROX 2/9/2012 5:01PM

  What a great idea...an emeeting. Just joined, how do I get to join emeetings?
Loved the blog.
K

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GJIDEOFOR 2/9/2012 4:42PM

    congrats on keeping the connection. sometimes you just have to do a forced march and do the things you know you have to do. and keeping the connection is just that.
SO glad to hear your doing better.
How is today?
Here in Minnesota it was 28degrees last night, 40 during the day and they said will be 8 by tonight. that is like spring here in MN. Used to -0 temps this time of year so luvin it!
have a great week end.


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RABBITL 2/9/2012 4:23PM

  It's stories like this that make me feel glad I have found this SPARK!

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