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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Hey Sparkie Friends -
I was just listening to music and reading articles, etc on SP and was thinking how "at home" I feel at SP. There is truly something for everyone! All difference kinds of folks, different lifestyles, different backgrounds, different continents! What an incredible community we are all a part of. All of us heading in the same direction - focusing on a healthy lifestyle, finding like-minded folks who can encourage each of us in our food choices, exercise options and recreation activities!

I used to spend hours - literally hours - on FB everyday! Ridiculous and what a waste of time - for me! I wasted hours playing pointless games - I could have been working on getting this fluff off of my thighs! LOL!! Please don't misunderstand, FB has an incredible ability to reconnect you with people you haven't seen or heard from in decades (if you are old enough to be estranged from someone that long - LOL! like I am!) In that sense, it is a lot of fun - high school/college friends! Catching up and all of that - but for me, much of that serves to just get me depressed that I have allowed my body to get into the state that it is in.

Sparkpeople serves a much different purpose! While we still connect with one another, it is more of a connection with others who share the situation you are CURRENTLY involved in! We can really only "DO" something about the present - not the past, and we don't know the future! Make this moment count! What is the BEST use of this time right now???

Sorry I get on these "Ponderances" and my brain just goes on and on! I am just so thankful for Sparkpeople! If I can encourage someone else in this journey with me, then it is a good day! Many Blessings to each of you!! You can do this - we can do this! - Wait - we ARE DOING THIS!!!

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  • WAFFIE80
    I stumbled upon SP by accident or Fate!? The site is awesome, it reminds me of Weight Watchers in how you can track your exercise and food, etc. But it's FREE!!! Thank you so much SP. I love this site. emoticon
    3575 days ago
  • PSMITH3841
    I just LOVE sparkpeople!!!! I'm so glad I heard about this site.... emoticon
    3578 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6938982
    Hey, you got that right! I'm hardly ever on FB anymore. I can be on here for hours. Best of all, you don't get any weird people saying they want to be your friend! Bless you this day and Happy Mother's Day tomorrow. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3580 days ago
    Haha, I had never thought about it but I really AM spending more time on here and less on FB. :) Fun post!
    3582 days ago
    I agree! I still dabble in FB--family and friends there who are not here...but, it is funny that I feel "closer" in many ways to the folks on SP (whom I have never met) than I do those on FB (former schoolmates, etc.)!!!

    SP is a different type of "connection"--as you said, we all have something in common and we can help and encourage each other toward goals.

    Also, the 'games'--trivia, getting as many Sparkpoints as possible, is not only fun, but EDUCATIONAL!!!! Boy, I learn something new on Spark EVERYDAY!!! and, meet great folks like you!!!

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    3582 days ago
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