Monday, October 24, 2016
The one thing I love about Spark is the support you get from others. I have made friends on here that I never dreamed I would make. Though far away, they still support me in a way I have never seen from friends that live a mile from me. Those people are not on Spark but friends I made at prior work places.
Support is so important when you are traveling down this road of weight loss. Even if it is a small gesture of saying 'keep pushing' or 'way to go', it still makes you smile and know that others are watching and are happy for your little victories. It is helpful in a way that keeps you going. I think that is what has help me get to that first milestone of 10 pounds lost. I am so thrilled to finally make that. And I have all of you that have cheered me on and gave me words of encouragement to thank. It wasn't only my victory, it was yours too. We are in this together.
I am a co-leader of a team on here and I am always trying to think of ways to charge up the team a little, or, if nothing else, help others keep going as I found with my support. I started a thread in our team on Inspiration. I saw that on another teams board and thought it was a good idea. So every morning I put on a new inspiration thought. Another team member has joined me and each evening she puts on one so there is two a day to read. I hope it is helping those out there. I hope they are even getting read! As the team co-leader I also help in putting together scheduled walks each month. That has been great and I have been able to connect with some other Sparkers. I also just did a challenge for the team. I am putting together another right now that I will be putting up soon.
Support - it is so important in order to get to your goals. I thank Sparkpeople for being here and giving us the ability to connect with one another to receive and give this support to one another.