For the most part I enjoyed this newsletter and want to thank everyone involved for taking the time and expending the energy on our behalf. I hesitated to put a note here but then thought, what the heck, I too am entitled to an opinion. I found Ann's comments offensive and abusive. I would normally address that comment to her in a personal note but since she chose to chastise us so publicly so shall be my comments. I believe that if someone feels another is not contributing to the forum as expected, one of the leaders should speak to them - to them and not everyone. Ann spoke of and to us as if we were delinquent children. I've had enough negativity in my life and certainly don't expect to find it in what so far has been a very nurturing and encouraging atmosphere. I am not aware of any challenges I signed up for and then forgot about but with my terrible memory it is entirely possible. If so, remind me if you must, but don't attack and criticize - I don't care what she has personally experienced and/or accomplished, she would never have the right to tell another what to do or when to do it. As a leader she should encourage participation and even inquire when it isn't forthcoming but not publicly criticize the forum members and go so far as to say that when she addresses these issues with members they give her invalid excuses - who is she to decide what is invalid and negligible without having walked in that person's shoes?
Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada
10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE
- If it feels wrong, don't do it; Say "exactly" what you mean; Don't be a people pleaser; Trust your instincts; Never speak bad about yourself; Never give up on your dreams; Don't be afraid to say "No"; Don't be afraid to say "Yes"; Be kind to yourself; Let go of what you can't control; Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible. (unknown)
Lost 18 lbs. in 2012 plus figure on ticker below in 2013:
| Pounds lost: 24.4