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The Right Message at the Right Time

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I must confess I am not a Social Networking Fan. I don't Facebook, I don't Tweet, but I do like to Spark. I wondered to myself what was the difference. I think it's because I am with those that share my struggle. It's a very specific struggle, that not everyone can relate to, but my fellow sparkers seem to. Yesterday I logged on and read a blog post that just inspired me, it was like someone slipped inside my head, read my private thoughts and then wrote them up in a blog.

Those shared experiences and struggles is what keeps me going. It's the success stories, the frustrations, the shear overwhelming feeling of this is impossible. The don't just tell me but show me, that I can lose 100 lbs. I can be healthy. It's the receipes that say try this.

It's that feeling that says, no matter how bad I think it is. We believe in you, and you can do this don't give up.

So today I am inspired and thankful to all of my fellow sparkers that share their very personal experiences and struggles, and just the willingness to say we can do this together.

Today, I have prepared my food for the day, and I have tracked my food that is my success for today.
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  • LJCANNON
    emoticon Because of Family and Work, I do have a Facebook Page. But you have to be careful what you say or show on there. Not so with Spark Friends. Even on other Health related Message Boards, I do not see the Unconditional Support and Encouragement that I have seen here.
    2869 days ago
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    THANK YOU! for putting your thoughts down so we could read them. Already you've struck a cord with your fellow Sparkers. You're onto something big.
    Keep preparing your food and tracking it day by day. It's a journey and you can always find a lift and encouragement on this site. You are among friends.

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    2869 days ago
  • ROCKYCPA
    I admit I do Facebook - keeps me in touch with the people I Zumba with but I do enjoy the camaraderie on SparkPeople. Thanks for sharing.
    2869 days ago
  • KNYAGENYA
    I refuse to do Facebook or Twitter. I like SP and my knitting site. That is all I need.
    2869 days ago
  • PGHP31CK
    Yay! It's good to know that there's another person like me, who doesn't like or use social media, but likes SparkPeople!

    Frankly, I thought the "social" side of the site wouldn't be helpful. I was SOOOOO wrong. Like you, I keep being inspired by other folks who are working to shed half of themselves. If they can do it, I know that you and I can, too.

    Congratulations on getting yourself prepared for the day & using your trackers! I'm working to get better at that myself.

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    2869 days ago
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