Venting to myself. Hope it helps!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Well, a post on one of my teams got me thinking emoticon. I log on faithfully every day. I spend a lot of time looking around (too much probably). I try new recipes. I track. I look for success in people's blogs. I look for people to identify with. The older woman who has been overweight most of her life and has tried everything under the sun to lose the weight. I love to read the bogs of the younger ones who are smart and getting a handle on things before it gets out of control. Basically, I love to see how people are working this program.

I have noticed that except for blogs there is not much interaction on the teams that I am on. As I commented on one of them, maybe they are all out living their "new and improved" lives. Well, until I get one of those I am here. emoticon

I have been trying to blog a couple of times a week, but I realize that, because there are so many blogs out there, I am not connecting to people. I go to my team forums everyday to see if someone has posted something new that I can use or relate to. Not much new...

I have always been shy at interacting with new people. I am not a joiner. I do not belong to clubs, or groups, or circles. I work. I come home. I have friends at work, but do not socialize with them. I have bad self esteem. Wow! Can I have some cheese with my whine? emoticon

Ok, now that that's over...I am here to get that new and improved life that I know is out there. I am willing to do whatever I must. I will blog, comment, befriend, share, become healthy- physically and mentally- I will even exercise emoticon because I know there is a life out there waiting for me and I deserve it, too!

Now I will get off my soapbox (feeling a bit lighter) and turn on Leslie Sansone. Gotta be able to walk before I can run!
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    I read blogs a lot more than I post them - and I try to comment on every blog I read, so I guess I have some SP interaction on that level. Not to blow the turtle horn (!) but I agree with Andi and Marcia: I've been on SP for over two years, and some teams I joined have come and gone, but the Turtles are going strong. I suppose you get out of the social aspects what you put into them, but this is the most active, lively team I've seen on SP. There's a genuine supportive 'feel' to the discussions and comments we make on each other's pages. There seems to be quite a lively chat on some topics, and the Going to the Moon ...event? lol... that Andi referred to is just one of the kind of zany things the team has started doing. What I like best of all is knowing I'm not alone. That's not just the Turtles, but I can identify a lot more with women (there are a few men on the team, but not many) who are over 50 (the group was set up for over-50s) and who are struggling with everything from slowing metabolisms and menopause to empty-nest and aging parents. It's just a great place to hang out (thinks me). So jump on in here, Cindy, and post along with us! :-D
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    I love the Turtles team. I really don't get on the message boards, I mainly interact with the herd. I hope you can find what you need on here, because I know they have helped me tremendously.
    4038 days ago
    The Turtles team is good too, It's on my homepage under my teams. I find I enjoy the blogs more than the message boards. I do read the blogs of my team members, and often check out their page to see more of who they are. I feel like I'm getting to know some of the people who blog regularly. Responding to blogs is also a great way to get to know people.
    4039 days ago
    Just keep looking for the right team... the conquer the fat-loss code team has a lot of interaction as well as the need to lose 20 pounds team. I know you need to lose more, but hell, they're mostly older women and SUPER supportive! Is there a Leslie Sansone team?
    4039 days ago
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