Thank you to Spark People
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I signed up with this website a few months ago. The night of my 30th birthday actually and didn't expect a whole lot from this site. I didn't expect to find any support. I didn't expect to accomplish very much or even come back to this site after I'd been here for a week. I figured it'd be some kind of phase that would pass eventually. I thought I'd write things down and basically it'd be my way of working things out by myself cuz I was pretty sure no one would read or respond to anything I wrote. I'm an extremely emotional person. I have been especially emotional since I started being completely serious about losing weight. I've become so focused on all my flaws.. not just the weight but other things too and I've written all my freak outs down. So when i found this site I thought perfect. I can track my food and write down all my crazy thoughts and be my own psychiatrist.
I was very wrong about this site.
I've typed out blogs that had me in sobs by the end and blogs that were just very personal and I've had lots of good days and bad days. But you guys have encouraged me every step of the way. No matter how happy I've been or how completely upset I've been every last comment left on my blogs have been encouraging and have helped me to keep pushing on. This is a very rough road we all take and the encouragement and emotional hell we go through.. well it's just awesome to have people right there with you helping you every step of the way taking even one minute to write down a simple " you can do this" to someone you don't even know. You all are special people to me even those of you who I haven't gotten to know yet or friend on here. I just wanted to say thank you to all of you out there. I appreciate completely the time you've spent to encourage and cheer on people like me and all the others out there who are struggling or who are doing great with this whole process. I'm almost positive that without my cheerleaders I would have given up a month ago.