I joined mid May. But a dear friend told me about spark over 10 years ago! LOL! I thought it sounded like something I would not like. But this year after developing type 2 diabetes I knew how had to do something- but what?
When I googled Type 2, SP came up. I thought what would it hurt?
Little did I know that I had just made the best decision of my life!! I loved the tracker. The SP points tempted me! I've never played games or anything virtual on the computer and here I was trying to earn 25 points so I could get a bonus spin. Knowing SP was free was an added incentive. And personalizing things on SP to me was so neat.
By late June things here were very stressful with one of our group home gals- she had pneumonia and nearly died. I had already started to stall with my weight loss, so I thought of quitting. Why keep on- it was too much.
But I had so many new friends, and I was finding the right teams that had people I really connected with. And THEY helped and supported me! THEY lifted me up! A couple others had stalled like me. Some did quit, but one like me stayed on.I could not leave her! :o)
It was then some long time SP friends told me- this is for life! This is a life style not a diet! Then I knew I would not only lose the weight. But I would do this for life! And with SP I could do something I had never succeeded at before!
My new SP friends and I have become huge supporters of each other. Not just about losing weight or exercising, but everything! Where else can you find that? I never had that at Weight Watchers. Everything else I tried it was just me. And that does not work for me.
And so here I am to spread the Spark! I repay what I've been given here by encouraging and motivating others.
No one here says- "Are you on another diet?" "You gained the weight back last time." "That's nice that you are dieting, but I've heard it all before." "Of course you cheated- you always do." "I told you you'd regain your weight if you ate like that." "You quit everything you start." "Your plan never works for anybody- you need to eat........"
(maybe not in those exact words, but you get what I mean!)
Yes I did meet a few crabby people here. But 90% are FANTASTIC Sparkers. So the 10% is easy to ignore!
| Pounds lost: 20.0