I Love SparkPeople!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Okay, I don't know if it's the fact that I'm just a sap or it's this straight Vodka I'm drinking - why not 'fess up? My food and exercise journal are public anyway! But a member from one of my teams just reached out to me this evening (you know who you are) because she felt I was feeling discouraged and that just really touched me. I have my girls from college on here on our own private team, but they rarely post anymore - yall know it's true! LOL! We have several other life experiences to bond over, but losing weight really isn't one of them. hahah But this past Biggest Loser team has been the absolute BEST and I swear I love those gals! I have really enjoyed "meeting" all of them. I had no idea that I would feel like I actually knew most of them by the end of 12 weeks, but I do. That's why SP is so great. It just connects people who would never meet if not for weight loss/healthy living goals. I can't talk about my struggles and daily habits with my friends IRL (In Real Life)...frankly, they just don't care. On SP, we're all struggling with something, a lot of us have the same goals, it's just perfect. I love it.
I remember after several of the challenge teams I joined this year, a one-month challenge ended, I still checked up on one particular member to see how she was doing. Well she had since joined another team and blogged about how that was the best team she had found on SP! I was a little offended/hurt because I was on a previous team that clearly wasn't the best for her...but now I understand. I really feel like I've found a team of people who I have genuninely connected with and who care if I succeed or fail and I'm interested in how they're doing as well. I also felt that way about my friend Helen from the August  Bride Bootcamp - she was from England!! - but I think she's disappeared for a moment. But anyway, I love SparkPeople for connecting me with my Biggest Loser team. YOU GALS ROCK!!!
(okay, if you're on my BL team and you're reading this right now, you have to reply with a RIGHT ON or something! LOL)