Day 99 - 100 Days of Gratitude
Saturday, January 14, 2017
I am very grateful that I was watching the Oprah Show one day years ago while she was interviewing a young man who said he had designed a website for people who wanted to improve their health, lose weight, become more fit. He saw that most sites that did this charged a fee, and he wanted his to be free. He wanted it to function as a community of support. I wrote down the name of his website... Sparkpeople.
Since joining Sparkpeople in the fall of 2011, I have developed SEVERAL eating plans -- there are so many teams offering support for various plans; I have adopted SEVERAL fitness plans -- there are so many articles, videos, links to other sites offering practice. And I have lost the weight SEVERAL times. And now I know my pattern, so I will just keep doing it and NEVER QUIT!
Losing the weight and getting fit was my reason for coming to Sparkpeople, but the value I've reaped from it far exceeds those initial reasons. Sparkpeople attracts my kind of PEOPLE. It must be that the ones that don't fit here don't stay, because all of the SparkFriends I've made have brought something enlightening, inspiring and uplifting to my life. And I am SO GRATEFUL to each one of you for sharing your trials, your successes, your families, your jobs, your dieting flops, your eating plans that work... with me. How MANY ideas for my life have I gotten from one of your blogs or comments on a Sparkpage! All this sharing makes it feel as if we are a loving family. And I have grown so close to several of you that I feel we have a solid bond.
I am grateful for you all.