There for a friend
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Today a friend of mine told me a story. Last weekend she was in an elevator at a nice place downtown, and an older lady with her grand kids got on. The older lady apologized for crowding my friend in the elevator especially in her condition. The older lady thought she was pregnant, and asked her when she was due. My friend is NOT pregnant. She let the lady think she was pregnant so she wouldn't be embarrassed. When she finished her story, she told me that her eyes were opened and she needed to do something. I told her about sparkpeople. I am not sure if she will check it out (she couldn't believe she could get something for nothing) but I will continue to encourage her to. I showed her my page and some of the other features I use. She said she would feel embarrassed having others know so much about her. I explained that she only had to let others see what she wanted them to see, and she only had to do as many activities as she wanted. I told her how easy the site is to use, (I tried ww on line - not so easy) and let her spin the wheel for me. I told her how I finally found something that makes me feel motivated to keep going, although I am not sure why this site vs. ww online works that way. Thank you to Sparkpeople for helping me move forward, although I haven't lost any weight, the exercise part of this program has made a world of difference for me. I enjoy the short rep sessions, and am seeing results. I like that I don't have to spend hours in a gym with people that do not look like they need to be there. I am much more comfortable in my own space. Who knows, if I keep going like I am I may feel like I fit in in the gym setting.