Why Spark Friends Make the Best Friends

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I am truly blessed to have found Sparkpeople. I originally joined in a misguided attempt to lose weight to fit into my dress for my wedding. I say misguided because I joined for truly superficial reasons and Sparkpeople along with some other great resources and people have twisted my view about weightloss and health in general. The most I figured I would get from the site was a tracker for my food and some recipes that I might want to try out.

I had no idea about the community part of Sparkpeople and how it would change my entire perspective on how to approach getting a hold of my weight issues. I'm not going to lie, I struggle every single day with making the right choices. But again, here is Sparkpeople reminding me that small changes lead to bigger changes that lead to a healthy lifestyle. Each day I can huddle with my SparkTeams that are full of people who have the same issues I have and read the message boards and not feel alone in the journey. Each day I can look forward to reading my Friend Feed and seeing accomplishments of other Sparkies and feel inspired.

I read a blog today from a Spark Friend that hit on a lot of the same issues I've been dealing with throughout the summer. It was good to see that my thoughts and perspectives are not entirely off the mark and that someone else shares in them with me. It just really helps you feel connected and not as isolated. As many of us who have dealt with weight issues, you'll know that isolation is something that we sometimes damage ourselves and what is left of our self esteem by doing.

Spark Friends Make the Best Friends and I'm forever grateful for such a great site and more importantly, a great online community. emoticon

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