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10/11/13 12:11 P

Take your rest. You have earned it!

DASHKATH Posts: 861
10/11/13 6:14 A

I'm about 3,000 points away from level 20 and I'm looking forward to the break. Maybe I'll want another level after 6 months but I'd like to stop and enjoy my accomplishment once I get there. I've been chasing this for years.

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10/11/13 2:16 A

I totally agree!!!!!

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MONTANAGIRL23 Posts: 253
10/11/13 1:16 A

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10/11/13 12:26 A

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10/11/13 12:08 A

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10/9/13 3:55 P

Partially agree with you STRONGERLEANER, but I think the more I will come back the more it helps me to stay on track. And if it only requires as little as gathering points at the same time - I'd say lets do that. The easiest way to gather points is to create new fitness points!

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10/9/13 3:23 P

I never said or implied that people at or above 100,000 points were in maintenance. I said achieving 100,00 points was SIMILAR to being in maintenance.

IE: Like being in maintenance.

Maybe I'll explain.

Your points don't correlate with your weight loss. You get them for things you do here, regardless of whether or not you lose weight. The top trophy (goal) is 100,000, although you continue to keep getting points for activities even after you reach this goal.

Once you get to goal weight, you have to keep repeating your habits to stay at that weight. Your new goal is staying there once you get there. You are no longer rewarded with getting to see the number on the scale go down, unless you continue to lose. Instead, you LEARN to keep doing what you were doing, at whatever intensity you need to stay where you want to be. The rewards in maintenance are different even though the process still involves eating well and being active.

Once you get to your goal weight or strength, you can be tempted to slack. Kind of like once people get to 100,000 points for activities, they may want to stop or slow down on those.

*Edited because I hit post before I was finished.
I am not against additional trophies/levels. I'm just concerned if too many new levels creates a focus on points rather than health.

Edited by: STRONGERLEANER at: 10/9/2013 (15:36)
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10/8/13 9:16 A

Mizkaren, you have list an excellent amount of weight! Congrats!!!

MIZKAREN Posts: 34,260
10/8/13 9:04 A

It would be nice to have more levels. I have been at the last level for a long time and I looked forward to moving on to the next level. Am I at goal no I have a long ways to go still.

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10/8/13 8:52 A

Same here mlan613. Keeping the weight at bay in an eternal process!

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10/8/13 8:10 A

A new level would be lovely. I reached the top level well over 20,000 points ago. And to acknowledge a previous poster, I am NOT currently in maintenance at this level as I regained weight and can't get it back off. I have been struggling with it for 2 years.

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10/7/13 12:58 P

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10/7/13 12:51 P

You could step away from the computer and work on your fitness minutes instead.

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10/7/13 11:36 A

Couldn't agree with you more, Firecom!

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10/7/13 11:13 A

Makes a lot of sense to me. I am almost at lever 19 but I know that we all need goals, even the ones with points over 100 k.

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10/7/13 10:25 A

Thank you, I have already passed it on, though!

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
10/7/13 10:21 A

We will pass the suggestion along.

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10/7/13 4:14 A

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10/7/13 12:30 A

Glad to see many more agree.

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10/6/13 6:05 P

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10/6/13 4:17 P

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10/6/13 4:07 P

Aye!

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STRONGERLEANER SparkPoints: (122,601)
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10/6/13 2:23 P

I think of the top level as similar to being in maintenance.

You've established a pattern and you need to keep doing what you were doing.

We have to make rewards in life for ourselves. Maybe someone can create a team for those at higher levels.

Everyone still keeps earning points. That is a reward in itself.

With the focus here being on health, I would hate to see Sparkpeople place too much importance on the points and the trophies.

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I'm working my way back to the size I want to be.
On a journey for strength and good health.

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KKLENNERT809 Posts: 8,576
10/6/13 12:44 P

I couldn't agree with you more!!!


I did my best today, tomorrow I will do even better.
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10/6/13 12:30 P

BLUENOSE63 - told already. they promised to look at it!

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10/6/13 12:08 P

All those in favour of a new LEVEL say AYE. We must tell SP....!

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10/6/13 9:42 A

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EWL978 Posts: 2,021
10/6/13 9:31 A

I understand....you put in the time, you should see the rewards!!

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10/6/13 9:30 A

I should learn more about those tickers! Thank you KIPPER15!

KIPPER15 Posts: 6,193
10/6/13 9:22 A

I agree. I have posted a ticker on my wall to reach 110,000 to help keep me motivated.

HOLLYM48 SparkPoints: (148,925)
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10/6/13 8:39 A

I agree!

I can do it!!
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10/6/13 8:19 A

It might be surprisingly far away, though emoticon
Somehow, especially that level before the last one felt like going on forever.

JEEP8294 Posts: 4,591
10/6/13 8:16 A

I agree....though I'm only at level 18, level 20 is not that far away.

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10/6/13 8:02 A

Way to go KKKaren!!! I never thought of that ;)

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (224,209)
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10/6/13 7:52 A

I already have over 183,000 and create my own levels with rewards. I usually go every 25,000.

Karen
TRYINGTOLOSE64 Posts: 62,931
10/6/13 6:52 A

I've felt the same way for a while

KRISUA SparkPoints: (129,409)
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10/6/13 6:19 A

I can't wait till they create a new level. I really feel a lack of motivation coming back here every day since my 100 000 became full.

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