What is SparkPeople?
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
You know guys; it’s just been one short month since I’ve found and joined SparkPeople. I was so excited the first day that I told my mom about it. Well since then or since May, I’ve been telling everyone I know about SparkPeople; any one that will listen; even my doctors at the VA Hospital. Of course I was surprised that no one knew about it, but then I thought, I didn’t either until a month ago.
Anyway, they ask; well, what is SparkPeople? I begin to say that it is a community of people of all ages, sizes, race, and ethnic groups coming together to fight the battle of the bulge. Then I get the response, oh! So it’s a weight loss program on the internet! So I began to think about what SparkPeople is to me.
When I wake up in the morning, it’s the first website I visit, before I go to bed at night, it’s the last website I check. I can’t stay away from SparkPeople. It’s more than just losing or maintaining weight, it is a community, a network, a family of beautiful people, men and women; I have met on this journey. I do agree that the desire to lose weight is what brought us together, but it’s not the only element that keeps us here.
I look forward to encouraging others as well as reading the encouraging words I receive. I know that I can ask any question (not always related to exercising, eating), stupid, dumb or otherwise and get a sincere response from anyone of you. Yes; we are connected by a common goal to lose weight and make a lifestyle change but it’s so much more. Everything in our lives has an effect on the choices we make including our goal to lose weight. So maybe I need to talk about my pet, or my car troubles or a relationship issue, that feeling that I’m having at that moment may cause me to drift in the wrong direction and distract me from my goals but I have my family that understand that all of these things are closely connected to me staying on track and making the change.
The journey we are on is truly a process and the thing about the SparkPeople family (My SparkPeople Family) is we all understand how difficult the journey can be. It is a big deal when someone shares a 1 pound weight loss or they have been feeling under the weather. I feel that people that have not worn our shoes have no idea how to walk in them. I had much rather get my guidance, counseling, advice, hugs, congrats, great job, you can do better, be strong, hold on and other forms of motivation from the experts; YOU my SparkPeople Family.
I apologize for rambling but I think you for listening. I love you all!