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Monday, June 24, 2013

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I live so much of my life online that it's odd for things to be confined too much to the offline world. I am not the kind of person who tweets about every mouthful, every workout, every visit, every heartache, every triumph, ever breaking of wind. But I do find comfort in others online, and intelligence and simpatico that I often do not find locally.

And then when that avenue is shut off, or turns vague, it's difficult. But what can ya do?

So - imagine - a life without Spark - where your struggles are quiet or are closeted. And you wonder if anyone thinks or feels the way you do, and whether anyone understands.

Imagine and then remember that it is here. Things are far better than they were even ten years ago. You don't have to go running off to scheduled Weight Watcher's meetings - unless you want to. You don't need to loudly declare your dieting in order to get someone to take back your toast at the diner and bring it back dry this time because that's how you ordered it. You don't need to be the fat girl at the gym if you don't want to, and can work out at home, or slap on ear buds and go out walking with a thousand other people and nobody bats an eye.

Things are good now, they're better, and I bet they'll only become better as we go.

Can't wait for what the future holds.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LUCKY8GAL 6/29/2013 9:01PM

    I love all the support you get from SparkPeople. Great for us shy folks. emoticon

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DOGLADY13 6/27/2013 10:25PM

    I never, ever, ever would go to a WW meeting. Ugh. I am so grateful for SP.

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CAROLISCIOUS 6/26/2013 9:01PM

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MARCHMAIDME 6/26/2013 5:47AM

    Yup. I check in for these reasons and so as not to keep bugging my friends. ; )


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DDOORN 6/25/2013 10:46PM

    Yes, thank goodness for our SparkFamily!

It IS real cool though, when possible, to take the Spark offline and catch up with each other for *real*... :-)

Don

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PHEBESS 6/24/2013 9:25PM

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So right! (I even hosted a virtual party on SP, LOL - it was fun!)

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QUEENOTHEFOREST 6/24/2013 7:09PM

    Good message as always.

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MS.ELENI 6/24/2013 12:34PM

    Things are much better and I would be very unhappy without my spark pals etc.

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JANET552 6/24/2013 10:44AM

    You list great reasons to be on-line. I sometimes think I spend too much time on the computer but I still get out and about so, who's to decide what is too much?!

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TEMPEST272002 6/24/2013 10:28AM

    Easy access to information and on-line support make all the difference, don't they? Sometimes I am nostalgic for the days before computers - I miss the slower pace. Most of the time, I'm still in awe of the internet and what it's brought to my life. I love that I have friends all over the world & that they care about me even if we've never met.

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