Almost COMPLETELY discouraged with Sparks.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Today I asked a simple question on the message boards. A variation of a couple questions I have seen posted before and got told I didn't belong here.
WOW. Now that's some motivation towards my goals right there! (in case the sarcasm didn't translate THAT WAS SARCASM)
This site isn't for people who want to learn nutrition, the proper way to exercise and build supportive relationships as you work on bettering your health? Huh!? Guess I was wrong.
I'm not here to lose a ton of weight. I already lost 70+ lbs due to an illness. I'm here to tone, become more active (something ALL my doctors are harassing me about), and learn how to make healthy food options. All working towards the possibility of better health through a healthier foundation. All of which I thought (AND MY DOCTORS thought as they suggested this site) Sparks would provide.
At the core of it I'm just like everyone else here. I am having a hard enough time with all of this, for me this is a major setback. I really feel like saying screw it and not bothering anymore. What's the point?
**Edited note: I posted a question on the Diet & Nutrition Message boards asking how to switch from not getting enough calories with unhealthy food choices to getting enough calories while making healthy choices. And how to avoid gaining a bunch of weight while making the change if I was unable to workout due to health. Dietitian Becky told me this wasn't the site for me I didn't need to lose weight and to talk to specialists. My whole life is doctor specialists, feels like I have 1 from every medical dept. In fact my doctors recommended this site due to how many great articles it has, its food/fitness trackers, and its great support network. I'm getting yelled at by my docs for not eating well and not getting enough exercise (one stupid doctor had me laying in bed for a year totally sedatary). So I joined SP and I've been pretty excited about it until I'm told by a "SP person" that this isn't the place for me. I honestly don't know what to do at this point. I'm ready to throw in the towel and just live with being sick 99.9% of the time.