Tuesday, August 07, 2012
August 7, 2012
Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!
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Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012
Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012
Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012
Shirley (Lookingup2012) Friday, June 29, 2012 who needs to do this because she quit SP three times in 3 years.
Susan (catladyx8) Friday June 29, 2012
John (Johntj1) Saturday June 30, 2012
Deb (jewelle217) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Kathy (Kalantha) Saturday, June 30, 2012
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Caz (NEW-CAZ) Saturday June 30, 2012
Julie (Shawfan) Saturday, June 30, 2012
Michele (BeFit012) Saturday June 30, 2012
Cheryl (Clavinova) Saturday, June 30,2012
Sarah (NOTGIVINGUP49) Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Bobbi (SLIMMER_197) Saturday, July 28, 2012
Cherie (BIGSKYCHERIE) Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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Celia (celiaminer) August 7, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Change is not inevitable. Why change what works and what people are comfortable with? The Facebook change to that insipid Timeline was the last straw for me. My cover picture simply says, "I Hate Timeline" in bold, clashing colors. I can't say I'm sad Facebook's IPO failed. Now SparkPeople is copying the Zuckerberg Facebook model by instituting more changes that make the site less friendly, not the least of which is the change to the Fitness Tracker. I immediately found the button to take me back to the familiar, comfortable way of tracking.
The points issue is another matter. SP has changed its Spark Points page to remove convenient links to tools and to reduce point opportunities. Yes, I'm a points whore, get over it. By my calculations, this change results in a net loss of 3 potential points/day and takes away the convenience of having links I want in one place, forcing me to hunt if I want to use a tool. Remember when SP eliminated the point for liking or submitting a suggestion? I used to enjoy that feature, but now it's out of sight, out of mind, and I have no clue where the bank of suggestions hides in the complexity of the SP website.
Anyway, here's what I see:
No more Track Other Exercises (- 10 points)
Schedule an Appointment (tool I used daily) gone (- 1 point)
Track Food (+ 5). Really? More points for food but less for fitness? Missing the logic.
Comment on Blog (+ 3)
Net loss: 3 points.
I was in a training class this week with someone who left SP for My Fitness Pal. Starting to see why.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Posted with source duly cited.
One of my friends shared this on Facebook, and I related the following story: In the *old* days when we still had those ugly black phones on our office desks, I was talking to my new supervisor one day when his phone started ringing. I stopped mid-sentence and stood there uncomfortable as he let it ring. Finally I asked, "Do you need to get that?" His reply: "No one on the phone is more important than the person right in front of me." Lesson learned.
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