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SparkPeople: Wonderful Community

Thursday, June 06, 2013

I logged into SparkPeople today, and I got the most flattering notice from SparkPeople:

"Trophies you have won: Popular Blog Post "85 Pounds Is Heavy""

When I wrote that blog, I never intended it to be a popular post. I was just looking to share my jaw-dropping, eye-opening experience with my weight loss - how BIG 85 pounds looks, how MUCH I was carrying on my body for years. I was just pleased as punch to have so many sweet, encouraging comments on my blog.

SparkPeople really is a great community; everyone I've met is so uplifting and encouraging, always ready with a word or emoticon that keeps me going. The Internet can be filled with so many dark, depressing places - the news or political blogs or conspiracy websites or whatever - but SparkPeople is just such a great place.

When I log in, I know I am not the only person out there who struggles with emotional eating and carb/sugar addiction. I know I'm not the only person who is carefully monitoring what she eats so that she can live a healthy lifestyle. I know I'm not alone, that there is one of the many wonderful people here who has been through what I have and will put in a kind word. I always leave here at the end of the day in better spirits with a smile on my face.

So thank you, my wonderful SparkFriends, for letting me put a smile on your face this once. Thank you for your support and encouragement and kind words. Thank you for being a great community and thank you for helping me on this journey to a healthy lifestyle!
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KRISTINE99 6/7/2013 3:55PM

    emoticon So happy you've been recognized for the positive, insightful, consistent, and supportive blogger that you are!

And I agree -- I love how I can log in to Sparkpeople and feel better by the time I log out. It's truly a haven for a place to seek inspiration from others, receive supportive comments on my blog or sparkpage, or a place I can vent without being judged or looked down upon. Plus, I find that as a community we can be much more true to ourselves here, opposed to other social networking -- I'm talking to you, Facebook! -- in which there is a more competitive/bragging rights atmosphere. In fact, Facebook is the last place I go to if I'm feeling in low spirits...

Anyway, so glad that we are Spark buddies and that you are finding so much success in your consistent, great work to a healthier, happier you :D

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BHEALTHY4ME1 6/6/2013 10:13PM

  That was a great blog. And...you're one of the people I look to so that I know i'M not alone. We are all there for each other!! emoticon

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SUSANELAINE1956 6/6/2013 6:57PM

    You deserve the recognition for all of your hard work and your supportive attitude. That blog was great.

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19-VICKI-56 6/6/2013 2:45PM

  You show us losing weight can be done, and give us all encouragement when we need it most. emoticon

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SNOWYOGA 6/6/2013 12:57PM

    emoticon emoticon I'm also really glad to that they saw how great your blogs are! Have a great day and keep it going emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TKLBRIDGET 6/6/2013 12:47PM

    I'm so glad you were recognized for your wonderful blogs! I read that one and you sure do deserve it!
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JCWIAKALA 6/6/2013 12:37PM

    Thank you for blogging, sharing your journey, and being inspiring!

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MOTHEPRO 6/6/2013 11:48AM

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VLINDER2014 6/6/2013 11:42AM

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I couldn't agree more !! and it was an AWESOME blog btw..

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