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My Situation With SP

Monday, February 25, 2013

After much thought I have decided I have to back off from SP. Next month will mark my 5th year on this site and I have rarely missed one day of posting.
But I get Spark messages for about 2 days, then none. Go to Start Page and it is marked to never send emails again. Correct it and maybe in a few days they start again.
SP says it is my ISP and my ISP blames Spark. I waste a lot of time with this and find it exasperating.
That is one problem! The other is my internet service here in our resort is terrible. I might type a whole blog, go to post it, and I am kicked off the internet.
Last evening it took almost 4 hrs. to post what should have taken 1 1/2 hrs.
I really do need to Track Food and Exercise, so will do that.
I just started two new challenges so will attempt to post to them.
So please understand why I may not be as active as I would like to be.
This makes me sad as I love my Spark Friends and also love what I learn everyday on this site. Please understand.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SOXYINMO 3/4/2013 7:06AM

    Oh that's frustrating! We know you are here in spirit!

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REALCAROL 3/2/2013 11:19AM

    emoticon emoticon
I miss you.

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MOSTMOM1 2/27/2013 9:15AM

    Aww, I hope you can get it straightened out, because you will be missed. But you definitely want it to be a help and not a frustration. Do you have a smartphone so you could use the tracker apps, instead of going through the whole site?

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BKNOCK 2/26/2013 2:01PM

    We will miss you but it is very understandable. it is not worth the frustration and time. Wow 4 hours is just crazy.

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LIVERIGHTNOW 2/26/2013 12:45PM

    Carol- who needs frustration??!!
The Awesome A's will love to see you as you are able. Thanks for the heads up!

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SLIMLEAF 2/26/2013 12:00PM

    Of course we understand! I'm just sorry it's been so frustating for you.

We'll be glad to see you whenever you can make it into Spark Land, but don't worry about how frequent that is (apart from the Winter Challenge of course!)

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VONBLACKBIRD 2/26/2013 11:15AM

    Carol sometimes SP can take up too much of our time that we should be spending exercising...I try not to come here that much either. emoticon

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GINGER_BEAR 2/26/2013 8:42AM

    You gotta do what works best for you. I'll be watching for your posts. Take care and be well my friend.

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POPSY190 2/26/2013 2:20AM

    emoticon I find with blogging it pays to write on a notepad or in a word doc. Then I copy and paste and don't have the problem of getting thrown off line at a critical moment.
I hope you manage to pop in to SP now and then as I will miss you otherwise. emoticon

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MICKEYH 2/25/2013 11:03PM

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BLUESKY104 2/25/2013 10:07PM

    Totally get it - post those exercise minutes and track your food - you know the support is here for you emoticon emoticon

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-PAULA 2/25/2013 9:37PM

    Four hours is way too long to be trying to post. I don't blame you. I backed off some time ago - reading and posting was affecting my job performance. Also took away my fitness and meal planning performance.

Your SparkFriends know you are there in spirit. Best wishes in your fitness and nutrition plans.

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MAGA99 2/25/2013 8:59PM


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DEEBREW6 2/25/2013 8:53PM

    Hang in there Carol! Things will get better. emoticon

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    I will miss you Carol. I hope when you come back you will be in touch. I have had issues with the internet also. We have TWC up here and I keep getting booted off the internet. I also had problems with my SP- I was on Raleigh team and all of a sudden I was not and had to rejoin. Go figure??

Sharon emoticon

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PAPASMURF1957 2/25/2013 8:27PM

    Be well!!!

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TROOPER1961 2/25/2013 8:19PM

    You can only do what you can do with internet issues like you have. Be strong!!! emoticon

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