Saturday, January 29, 2011
I've had a good January and I've learned some things about myself. Since I've been at the same weight for several months, I decided to shake things up a little so I joined 2 challenges. I joined the 5% Winter Challenge and was a proud Teddy Bear. I really enjoyed the accountability to post my points ( and earn them of course!) for the team, but I didn't like the pressure I felt within myself to do as well or better than other team members and other teams. Competetion doesn't help me, accountability does. I didn't like constant reminders and "encouragement" from the team leaders. They were great, I just work better being my own cheerleader. I don't think I'll join another team challenge.
However, I loved the 28 day challenge. All the tools were there (I loved the ST videos) but it was all up to me and I credit doing every single day of the 28 day challenge with jiggling my weight down 2 pounds this month.
I will use the 28 day challenge again.
I have also found that my interaction on the site other than these 2 teams has really slowed down. I don't blog as much and I don't comment on other people's blogs as much. I miss the friendships and conversations I used to have...so it is up to me to be more active.
I am continuing my journey. I don't like the maintaining before I am ready but I am so much healthier and happier than I was before SP. I will keep trying to lose that last 20 lbs, but I will accept being out of the obese range and enjoying this weight. I will not go back. I will stay with Spark and enjoy!