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!