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Spark People in Athens Get Together

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Ah, our Spark meeting here in Athens.

Being outside the US is sometimes hard on us Sparkers. We can’t track food without GREAT effort. Adding in a few new food almost daily to our “favorites” and sometimes, to be honest, feeling tired of all the effort it takes to enter the information for each food.

Making good strong ties amongst ourselves is kind of hard. We have 605 member to our team, “Greece and all things Greek, about five of which are active.

But, I’m not here to complain, because guess what? We had some of the ladies from all over Greece and one even from AUSTRALIA, come to the center of Athens to meet. It was so fun to get to know these friends and we each talked about our SP journey and shared the best parts and the most challenging part. We all agreed it was the entering of non US foods.

We sat and had coffee with a stunning view of the Acropolis, and now I know that my friends are out there, real people (!!!!) who support me and my efforts and I support them. We are such a great range of ladies with different lives, but in so many ways all the same.

Elena on the left is certainly a happy and optimistic person.
Sunny second from left, is also the administer to our page with me, and although a bit quite, a mom with a young son and a rich life as a linguist! There is me in the middle. You know enough about me. Then Vanessa with that bright smile, here in Greece six years now, studying law and exercise, and all the way on the right is our friend Ann. She is a true inspiration, flying all over the place despite having a painful and sore leg. She’s not gonna give up having fun just for that.

This may sound corny, and rash, but I love these people. They are now my back bone. With the help of Elena I am now tracking my foods and what a difference a few days make. Anna has a great tracker she shared with us and we even learned together how to use a selfie stick just for this purpose. I have a feeling there is nothing we can’t do.

We all showed hope to meet up again soon! And now we are all friends on social media together, so we will keep our promises. And next time, I want to be a bit fitter. We can do this together, as real-life in-touch friends!

Thanks to S/P we are now a group, a pride, a pack of lovely women sparking out!

Enjoy your day!
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  • 60SURVIVOR
    Just a very lovely story. It would be really fantastic to be able to meet Spark friends in person. I'm very happy that you were able to do it.

    1365 days ago
  • MAYIE53
    I think this is an awesome story. Love it when online people become real.
    1651 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    What a beautiful blog. You all look so happy and yes wonderful friends!
    1663 days ago
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