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Judgement on a weighloss support website? Opinion

Thursday, January 24, 2013

My opinion on what I see and have been treated like. I am really tired of the non support and rudeness of people.
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  • CHRIS3874
    I am heartened to see that you had the COURAGE to speak your mind. Its TOO bad that you the experiences that you did . No one deserves this. There are a LOT of decent people here.
    1851 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/27/2013 10:56:36 PM
    Oh my gosh, "you are a fat spark person", are you kidding me?! This site is filled with people of all shapes and sizes, so I can not believe someone would say that to you! I haven't experienced the blatant disrespect like that but I have had people who were less than supported, but I've been lucky to have a great support system on here. They are my biggest cheerleaders and I return the support as well. I can't imagine what it would be like not to have the support, because that is why we are all here. We can download any nutrition and fitness tracker, but the support is why this site is so great. You definitely deserve the support and the love just as much as anyone.

    I think part of the exciting parts of losing weight is to help inspire other people, so that is sad that other people are talking down to people that aren't at the same place. That is just heart breaking. I can understand why you are so upset. emoticon I hope you are able to surround yourself with positivity and it sounds like you have some great comments on here. emoticon

    I live in Southern California too, and I completely understand what you mean, I only have a handful of friends, it doesn't matter that there are tons of people around, I still only have a few genuine friends. I can totally relate. I added you as a friend, and I hope if you stick around I will be able to support you on your journey, if not I can understand where you are coming from. emoticon
    1854 days ago
    I am so sorry you are not getting the support you deserve. You seem like such a nice person, I am so sorry that some one on the site said rude things to you. I belong to a very supportive group who's leader is very helpful and kind. I invite you to join the group, "Happy Healthy Sparkers". You can get to it from my Spark page, please come and join us.
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    1855 days ago
    I'm so sorry for what you have experienced. Unfortunately there are people who are mean and there isn't anything that we can do about it. But there are good people too and I like to think that the good out weighs the bad. I'm looking for support too. I'm stuck in a rut and I feel like I can't get out of it. I'm feeling kinda worthless but seeing vblogs and reading blogs is kinda helping me get out of it. I'm working through it. I am hopping that I can support you and you can support me. I really hope it works out for you... Good Luck with everything!!

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    1855 days ago
    It is great that you blogged here and shared your feelings. I have found that some teams are very supportive, and not judegmental and some are not as supportive and/or active. Send me a SparkMail if you'd like me to share with you which teams I have found most useful for me.
    1855 days ago
    OMG - i am so sorry that you are having this experience! I have lots of my SP friends are not active as they use to be. I'm glad that you are speaking up about the bullying and being disrespectful to other SP members. It's NOT right! Keep your head up girl - you are looking fabulous! And don't let anyone tell you different! I haven't blogged in forever and I don't always get the chance to comment on your vlogs, but I do love them! keep them coming girl!
    1855 days ago
  • SBECKER526
    I'm so sorry that you feel this way. I know that sometimes I am too involved in my life to offer comments. I value you and others. Weight loss is not easy. Weight loss with health problems is even harder. Don't give up. Do the best you can. I'm saying some prayers for you.
    1855 days ago
  • BMELT2013
    Hey I'm sorry you have had some bad experiences on sp. I've only been on here a couple of weeks and have already gotten support from several people. I think the one thing you have to remember is that in the real world there are kind, supportive people. and there are rude, inconsiderate, selfish people. Just because we are on the internet doesn't mean the people aren't real on here. Like the real world, some are going to be rude and selfish And others are going to be kind and supportive. Looking at your sparkpage I see that you have got 62 friends. If even a few of those are supportive of you, I would say it is worth staying. People shouldn't be like that, but they are. We just have to make the best of it and be thankful everyone isn't like that. By the way I watched your last vlog and I just had to go weigh myself both ways to see if there was really a difference. ;) Have a good day and keep up the hard work!
    1855 days ago
    I loved your bog Mommie2TwoGirls!
    You spoke from the heart. I can hear your pain. I too have noticed some of what you are talking about. I did reach my goal and now I'm back to start over with extra to lose. When I came back most of my friends were gone. I made only one new friend so now I have four that are active. I don't usually have time to read or hear people's blogs....but for two day's that is what I have been trying to do. Reach out so others will reach out to me. I would love to add you as my friend. I'm here almost every day. I will be there for you and support you. If typing back is a problem don't worry...if you just add a few emotions on my page I'm good with that. I know with support and willingness you can do this. You don't need a lot of people...just good people. I have two friends that I will encourage you to add. They are great people. One is my friend who introduced me to this site and the other I just met before the new year. They are great supporters. Let's start there for now. We don't need to join anyone's challenges girl. We can get the right people from other groups and make our own. The bully's and rude people will not be allowed to participate with us positive and determined people. Keep your head how quickly things will turn around. Just be willing to give us good people a chance. emoticon emoticon
    1855 days ago
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