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Points, points, points, points.....gimme more points!!!! Oh, how I've missed you, shiny gold stars ✬ ✬ ✬ ✬ ✬.....life since grade school has not been the same without you.
*Update @ the end*
About me, personally? Booooriing! But I think I have interesting interests :)
Music (listening & exploring)
Language (just a bit)
Games, puzzles, brain teasers, etc.
Movies (esp. documentaries & docudramas)
Zumba/Bhangra Dance/Yoga/Tai Chi (beginner @ all)
Learning about different cultures
Learning about (fill in blank here)
Once I'm fit I would like to get into:
Lindy hop swing dance
Judo or Jujutsu
Swimming (I could probably do this now except for the swimsuit issue & I'm not talking about Sports Illustrated here, Lol)
Cross Country Skiing (it's not like there are mountains around here, hills yes, mountains, no)
What interests YOU? :)
What are YOUR goals for the future? :)
Want a buddy? Hit me if you have less than 100 buds and want an occasional chat. (If ya add me then talk to me. If not then I won't add ya back).
A note regarding my blog posts:
I don't really feel comfortable most of the time talking about details of my life struggles so these are the general topics I'm most likely to post on:
News/Informative Links (non-political)
Youtube Music Links
Dictionary Words w/some Anagrams (or something else that is mildly academic)
Bible Reading Links
Even though articles/blogs on eating, physical fitness, and health are definitely helpful I think sometimes it's good to get away from that to remember that we're about more than just those things.
Just an FYI--It seems like some hacker troll keeps messing with my page and my stats so I have to keep changing things back the way they were.
*Update*I emailed tech support and they think they're glitches rather than being hacked but I still don't know since it's several things. So I'm keeping up the notice on my profile page so just in case I am getting hacked and somebody gets an offensive message from my account they know it wasn't me.
Weight loss, toning, better breathing, better overall health AND....
accruing points, virtual medals, virtual trophies, and tangible offline rewards. :)
Also, to eventually get on the first page of the overall fitness minutes leaderboard for individuals on SP.
Once I get to the 20th level I may just open another SP account and start over (but with this one still open w/a link to the new one) or I may consider pt. levels as goals-i.e. Level 20 (100,000 + Level 1 = 10,001-10,099 then the next level is Level 20 + Level 2, etc.)
Since I like changing up my profile page & avatar I think that I'll change it only when I level up--like the scenery & gear would change in a computer game when leveling up.
I've often thought of my body as that thing that gets my brain from place to place. But since this is the kind of program that fuses both physical health and the aspect of a computer game I can actually relate to it.
Dontcha just love games!
Have been working goals on Slimkicker.com & have been setting goals/rewards for myself, etc. but left that site.
If you want to see what I've given myself for tangible rewards when I level up just check out my photos. My current leveling up reward goal will always be on the main part of my spark page.
I'm also sort of using Fitocracy for tracking fitness but probably won't get into that until I'm an over-the-top fitness freak.
It could happen. : )
Stop laughing! : /
Love my SP & Nexercise apps!
◈See Fitness Program: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
◈See Food Program: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
◈See Reward System: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu
University student--want to become, you guessed it, a cybrarian. To merge the book nerd in me with the computer nerd to create Über Nerd Girl. Or what others might term a "Super Librarian".
Just an FYI--though I'm a member of the Geeks and Nerds group--I am neither flirty nor dirty as the pic suggests--just nerdy ;)
Non-Food Fitness Rewards Ideas:
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I'm back at it & ready to make it happen. Thanks for all the past encourament. How are you doing?
872 days ago
Update on that Pear HRM: it's getting returned. It's supposed to be bluetooth connected to my phone and register heart rate constantly. However, even after replacing the battery and doing ALL the troubleshooting suggestions on the manufacturer's website, it still won't work. I think I'll go for a higher-quality, more proven brand like Polar. I also think the app was pretty ridiculous. There are some free "training programs" you can download, but there are also others that you can end up paying the equivalent of a gym membership for (after spending $100 on the HRM itself). All in all: not worth the purchase.
882 days ago
I didn't send a message with the mp3 player goodie, but you're very welcome! Music is a huge love of mine. I usually select for my workout based on how my day went, since I'm an evening exerciser.
889 days ago
Picked up a new bit of tech this weekend. If you want, I'll be able to post a review of the "Pear" HRM + "Training Intelligence" app hopefully in a week or so.
890 days ago
I didn't take your comment as criticism. I understand that we're different, and I respect that. I've discovered that using SP as my "therapy session" helps me, because it isn't as personal as sitting in a room with actual people due to the separation afforded by the internet. I tend to open up more when I feel safe, and SP feels safe to me because I know that we're all in the same boat trying to make healthy lifetsyles work for us on an individual level.
Your technical blogs help when I need to find a new electronic way to motivate myself, and there are others I reach out to when I need an emotional boost. The technical and emotional are both building blocks in the same foundation on which I'm trying to construct my healthy lifestyle. I'd be REALLY happy if I could find a SP user who lives close to me and is around my same age so we could be workout buddies, because that would be a way for me to get support and motivation in a more concrete and social way (don't have any friends outside work).
894 days ago