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When A Spark Friend Leaves...

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I received a goodie today :)
but was NOT expecting the note attached to it :(

A spark friend is leaving SP,
she reached her goal and is now leaving.

I was shocked!
Definitely wasn't expecting that note!

I couldn't believe the sadness I felt! emoticon

I wasn't as "close" with her as I am several other SP friends,
I didn't "communicate" with her as often....

but still, I was very sad!

It's amazing the friendships/camaraderie, and support
you develop with your new friends...
and I've only been here since August!

Don't any more of you leave!!!



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
VKKESU 12/20/2013 3:20PM

    I think most leave at some point, but find their way back. I've been off and on since 2006 . I know I just can't keep the weight off without Sparks help. I have made many friends and now I use this blog to help vent and to hopefully help others . I'm here for the long haul this time I decided. I may not post so much but will always be there for encouragement and to blog when I feel the need.

Next time this happens just let them know you'd like to keep in touch and see if you can get their normal email. Send them a quick email through Sparks now or note to their page and if and when they check in they will see it and contact you.

Life just gets in the way sometimes but we always find our way back to friends.

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SLIMSHANN 12/10/2013 11:26PM

    I am almost a month late reading this blog. I haven't left but sometimes go MIA! lol
My sister said to me once "you won't be on spark forever - you are doing so well!"
It made me sad that she hasn't discovered the connections and support here. I have come and gone enough times that once I made the commitment to be here and venture into blog land and actually reach out to other members, I knew I wouldn't be leaving anytime soon. As spotty as I am sometimes!
That doesn't mean I am good at communicating in a timely fashion... I am very bad at it and have always been. I am trying to change that. It is one of my goals.
So Rita, I want to thank you for being patient with me and continuing to keep tabs and give me support. Sometimes I worry that my spark friends are going to give up on me and leave! Don't K? I need you all! emoticon emoticon

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PURPLEPEONY 12/8/2013 10:10PM

    I miss a few Sparkfriends as well...

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JAVAGAL47 11/16/2013 11:06PM

    I have tried to contact many of the people on my friend's list, with no results. Wonder where they went and also how to take them off, since it makes it hard for those I add to the list now to find their picture (to know for sure they were added) There must be a way to delete them, though the thought is not a happy one as I felt they were a cyber friend. I think when I finally make it to goal there will be no reason to stay away. It would be a pleasure to keep welcoming the newbies! But we are not all the same so we can hope that who ever it was that said goodbye, may drop in once in a while.
Everyone have a nice Sunday and great week, hugs, Betty emoticon emoticon night emoticon

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GOLFGMA 11/15/2013 9:35PM

    I understand and have felt the same way, but, I agree that it was nice to let you know. Most times people just drop out without telling anyone and sometimes maybe they let a day or two slip, then, before you know it they can't find their way back . I have been here since August of 2011 and plan on staying to keep me motivated and learning all I can to keep healthier.

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KMVBBAM 11/15/2013 8:07AM

    Since 2009, I have restarted Spark People three times, I've come back each time. I found so many reasons, the main reason was getting to busy. This time my goal is to stick with it no matter how busy, then do there is maintenance.

I won't be leaving anytime soon and this time I have some fabulous friends, like you I now would have to check in with everyone to see how they are doing once I reach my goal, a long ways off

emoticon to you! Thank you for being a great emoticon .to all!

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DRTOVAH 11/14/2013 5:37PM

  Perhaps it is more of a temporary vacation? I wouldn't wish for anyone to *need* to come back, but rather maybe just pop in once in a while. At least it's leaving for a happy reason :)

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KIWIANN 11/14/2013 4:43PM

    I am so sorry for your loss!! And I know that it is a real loss losing SP friend - emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 11/14/2013 4:38PM

  It's a sad day...

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