Sunday, March 03, 2013
I tell you what! I am blessed to be a part of this community. I am a huge fan of Ruby- even joined "her" sparkteam. I cannot believe the response I have received as the "Ruby-Lite of the Week"! Just when you think that you're an insignificant part of the puzzle you get a barrage of well wishes, encouragement, well actually all the good about Sparkpeople arrives on your page. Thank you for choosing me and making me feel a bit special today. I work in healthcare and had a 12 hour shift today and have two more to go. I wanted to let everyone know so that if I don't get back to thank everyone right away you'd know why.
On another note.....for anyone that is struggling...please don't give up. Don't let frustration, disappointment, excuses, whatever is plaguing you make you throw in the towel. Put the towel in the dryer and hit high heat! What I have learned here is that each and every small change can add up, don't try to do too much at once, you'll get overwhelmed, and that Sparkpeople is not some magic diet or plan- it's getting involved in a positive community with people that want to help each other. It's about making changes because what you have been doing doesn't seem to be working. It's about figuring out why you keep doing the same things over and over and thinking that "this time it will be different". Maybe that's just my own peptalk to myself- if it helps anyone then it was worth posting.
We're the greatest community online- Spread that Spark!
P.S. (Thanks Spark Guy, Spark Team, and everyone that works to keep our community live and active!)