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Spark Groups

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

When I first joined Sparkpeople, I joined a few groups, but didn't participate in them much. I joined based on where I lived, the ages of my children and when I joined Sparkpeople (Class I was a sporadic Sparkpeople user as best, and just didn't see the need to socialize much in these groups. I'm somewhat shy, and didn't really know what to talk about.

Fast forward a few years. I am back to Sparkpeople and a much more active user this time around. I started poking around in groups and found a few that I really liked. I hesitantly joined a challenge. I was so worried I would get overwhelmed with it, or worse yet, bored.

I will happily admit, I was so very wrong! Spark Groups have been amazing! I have found a support system I never dreamt was possible. I have found people that are facing the same struggles and fears that I am. That have the same questions. That have the answers! I have found people that will gently push me along. They are encouraging, kind, supportive - in a word, they are amazing.

Thank you to my Spark Groups - particularly the 100+ Club (White Hawks Team) and the 5% Challenge Group (Cats Team). And a very special thank you to the Aspire and Inspire Group. You were the first group I joined that I really participated in. You ladies welcomed me with open arms and made me feel like I had been friends with you all for years.

You people have helped me in a way I can never possibly thank you enough for.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
USMAWIFE 3/1/2013 11:06AM

    We miss you participating on the DIshcloth team Come back and join us soon

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KARENLEIGH32 2/27/2013 10:57PM


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BARBIE176 2/27/2013 8:35PM

    emoticon blog. I was the same way when I first joined Spark. I joined a few teams, but never joined any challenges or really participated. Like you, I have found that participation is awesome and helps us in so many ways. I'm glad you persisted and are seeing success and enjoying your spark time! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 2/27/2013 3:03PM

    emoticon Yes, spark teams are awesome! I've made many friends from them and have learned a lot from them! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BETHYSMAMA 2/27/2013 11:02AM

    Yes I can agree I check in daily with the girlies team. I wish it was a little more active but at least it allows me to have a conversation with those who do know my journey
I am also thrilled that my Zumba instructor has a FB weight loss challenge group. My local spark teams don't do much for me. But checking in with the gals that I actually see and workout with has been great.

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FUNKY5RED 2/27/2013 9:59AM

    Spark groups have helped you and you have helped others by being in Spark groups. It is a wonderful give and take. I am so glad you joined the Cats team!

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KARENE10 2/27/2013 8:53AM


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LOOKINGUP2012 2/27/2013 8:50AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I need a challenge to keep going!

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ROCKMAN6797 2/27/2013 8:31AM

    The Spark Community is AWESOME!

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NEWMEN2013 2/27/2013 8:14AM

    What an awesome testimony to the power of Sparkpeople groups! You're right that the right group can be an overwhelming source of support, encouragement, and information. Glad you stuck with it!

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COOKIE_AT_51 2/27/2013 7:16AM

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/27/2013 5:37AM

    emoticon i love the groups and people here i learn so much from them emoticon

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SPARKCHANTAL 2/27/2013 4:48AM

    you spark!

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LALMEIDA 2/27/2013 2:38AM


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