I am not.
What's that about you say?
I'll tell you.
I have been doing a lot of thinking about how I can finally succeed in meeting my goal of getting rid of these last 20-30 pounds. I have been reading my old blogs and my activity feed. I have been looking over my food and exercise logs. I have redone my Sparkpage in preparation for my next challenge.
Something occurred to me that has always been there in the back of my mind. It is even something that has been on my Sparkpage since Day 1!
Here it is...
We sit at home on our computers and collect friends.
Occasionally we comment on their status. "WTG!" "Great job!" "Well done!" ...or just some emoticon.
Sometimes when people comment on my status or blog I am not even sure if they really read it. Just like facebook - only a few of those facebook friends really care to watch the video you posted of your kids school presentation or piano solo... The others just pretend they watched and say things like, "Wow! What a talent!" or just "like" it. Why do we collect friends who don't really care?
This is not why I love Sparkpeople... and I do love Sparkpeople!
I love the connections I have made with truly supportive friends. You guys are AWESOME!!!
... BUT... I find that more than half the time I accept a friend request, that "friend" never shows up again. No blog comments. No feed support.
Why bother being a "friend" then?
I don't get it.
I am weaning myself of all those "friends" today. I have no interest in keeping up with your feed and your blogs and offering my support and time if you will not do the same.
This may sound harsh, but the fact is that I am here to meet my own goals and to support people in meeting theirs.
When I have too many friends on my feed I can't give the support I really want to those who are equally supportive to me and to others! I am truly here on a mission and I need to only surround myself with other like-minded people. When I don't it makes it much more difficult for me to succeed.
I wish all of you absolute success in all your efforts. Sending lots of good vibes and wishes your way. Please don't be insulted by anything I have said, but I really need to utilize this site as a tool for my own success and not simply as a social networking tool.
I never liked those....