Friday, May 20, 2016

I couldn't get to sleep last night and of course my mind wandered from subject to subject and one of those subjects was Spark People and how much I like being here and how much I've gotten out of being here. I haven't been doing so well about getting back on track and staying there. I'm ok for a few days then back I go to eating unhealthily. I know it is the sugar addiction and I know I will get past it and get back to my goal weight and I am certain that all my SP friends will be here for me with kindness and encouragement. I continue to track and to read and post on a couple of teams and interact with my friends. SP is my "family." When I DO get back to my goal weight I know it will be because of SP. Without SP I seriously doubt I would be able to do it.

I don't believe I would ever leave here because the "page" has changed. Frankly, I don't care how many times the page "changes" I can navigate to all the places I am interested in and that's all I care about. Now if some of my friends here on SP decided to leave ---that would upset me greatly.

Changes, no matter where or how, are good. Changes give us an opportunity to learn and grow. Everyone has heard that we should learn something new every day. The changes here on SP might take some of us (like me) more than one day to learn how to navigate through, that only means we have the opportunity to learn something new for a few extra days. Bonus!!

In closing I say "Thank You Chris Downey for all that you do for us chubbies and the ones who have gotten past being chubby and are now maintaining."

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    I did not like the changes bu it's just not that big of a deal. I am certain that if I quit Spark not only would I not lose, I would just gradually go back to old ways and gain. Being here helps me remember what I'm doing and why, and the support we get here is amazing.
    1653 days ago
    Content is more important than format - and it is same as always: wisdom, support and kindness!
    1653 days ago
    Verna, I was upset at first about the changes to the SparkPage, too, but am getting used to them now and am back to enjoying being here as much as I was before the changes. I do feel, though, that the pages were more beautiful and inviting in the old format, and I loved seeing everyone's different designs and such.

    You're right about change! We can't stop it, and it does help us grow. I remember reading that the ability to adapt to change is a sign of intelligence. We might feel homesick at first for the way things used to be, but our brains soon seem to figure out ways to thrive in the new environment.

    I, too, appreciate this site, which has made me feel so much less lonely than before I got involved in the community here. I love that you called us "chubbies". That is a cute word, and I don't mind being chubby!
    1653 days ago
    I'm not going anywhere either. I think all the changes "just showing up" threw a lot of us. I still don't care for the new format; but not willing to leave my teams and friends either. Smiles.
    1653 days ago
    Well, hello Verna. Was delighted see your name on my email list. And they won't get rid of me by changing the foremat
    1653 days ago
    You are so right, and kudos for a great attitude! 😁
    1654 days ago
    I agree with you on everything , Verna... emoticon emoticon
    1654 days ago
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