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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The other day I experienced, for the first time ever, JUDGMENT from someone on SparkPeople.com. I posted a blog entry and expressed that we eat on the go because it is necessary. Someone felt the need to say that it wasn't necessary. I deleted the comment because I'm not going to call them out by name. However...

You don't know me. You don't know my lifestyle, or my schedule, or my grocery budget. And I'm not going to make you feel justified by listing off all of those things on the Internet, just so someone can rip apart the schedule that I have painstakingly created.

I don't know what it is about people and fast food. You mention it once and they gasp at you like you're a food whore. The words barely leave your lips and someone is picturing HUGE burgers and mountains of french fries. Did it ever occur to anyone that when I say "fast food" I'm actually referring to a $1 breakfast sandwich that I can make at home? (And I WOULD make it at home, if I had the time.)

I like this website because it is a safe environment. Everyone is on the same page, everyone wants to be healthier. It's supposed to be a place to work with other people and not feel judged. In fact, I specifically asked for ENCOURAGEMENT in my blog, and I receieved the exact opposite.

Needless to say, I am disappointed and hurt that someone would go out of their way just to say I'm in the wrong. Very disappointed.
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KOFFEENUT 2/27/2013 9:54PM

    Good for you for deleting the comment and moving on! Even though this is the most supportive and encouraging site I've ever been on, they still let the darn humans post and (as we know) they sometimes bring their bad habits with them. It's shocking and disappointing when you read the comments on your blog and find one of these. It doesn't represent where most of us are. I always hope that - eventually - these folks will realize we are all different, and there is no "one size fits all" solution. We each have to find what works for US.

Hang in there, and know there are lots of us right alongside you, cheering you on!

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JEFEIST 2/27/2013 4:58PM

    I have had similar issues and I am both sorry you had to go through it and somewhat relieved that I am not the only one.

I suppose it is safe to say that even in/on sparkpeople, it is the real world and sometimes people hurt people.

I have such a schedule that going out is often the only issue. I often, in fact more often than not work 12 to 14 hours a day. Making stuff at home takes time that I dedicate to housework, laundry and even sleeping (sometimes).

So, I am not sure if this is an encouragement or not - but you are not alone. I am struggling right with you.

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