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The Brutal Reality ...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I joined SP back on May 1, 2012. I "started" forward on a healthy lifestyle ... I joined a couple teams, lost a little weight, then some life issues got in the way and I lost focus. I deleted the teams I was on, including the "SP Class of ..." that everyone is defaulted on when they join SP.

I never "left" SP ... for some reason (must be an inner gambling addiction emoticon) I really liked to spin the spark wheel. So pretty much daily I would log in and spin the wheel. emoticon

Luckily I had made some emoticon 's that didn't give up on me and always let me know they were there and they sent me motivating posts and quotes or just "liked" my status outcome of the spark wheel.

Since the first of the year I have "re-sparked" my commitment to me and I went back to look at some of the teams I was on. I found my original "Spark Class" and here is where I found the reality ... over 12,700 people joined SP that same week as me. Out of that huge number I had a hard time finding 10 people that were still active (recent status or blog post update). I am truly shocked emoticon by what I found.

So dear emoticon 's know that you are "the few, the proud, and in the minority" that you are still here and reading this. I am amazed at how many people dropped out. I am sure that someone has calculated the percentage.

emoticon for not letting me give up. I feel a strong need to pay this forward and reach out to other sparker's who may be just hanging around out there like I was and let them know we are all in this together.

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    1862 days ago
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    1876 days ago
    I'm glad you never left! I know what you mean about losing focus...I have lost a bit of mine, but today was my wake up call.

    I am going to work hard to keep my focus, and I am here anytime you need support!
    1878 days ago
    Very powerful blog - thanks for sharing what you've found just by looking around!
    1878 days ago
    I love your poster! Wow!

    So glad you have stuck it out. I too checked on that original team I was assigned to when I joined and found the same thing.

    Just goes to show that making the changes we need to make are not easy and no one can do it but us. Spark helps us in so many ways but unless we are each committed to making our lives and our health important, we wither away from spark and positive change.

    Keep stepping on that journey!
    1878 days ago
  • FARRAH511
    Of course I won't ever give up, I know you can do it.

    Have a Marvelous Day!

    1878 days ago
    WOW Brutal Indeed! You're a warrior! Congrats for hanging in there!
    1878 days ago
    Welcome back. Good attitude. We are in this together. God Bless.
    1878 days ago
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