Tuesday, October 12, 2010
For about 1 1/2 years I have been Sparking my way to a changed LIfe. Patterns of binge, unhealthy & Bing eating with enough excuses to fill a Dump Truck!
Initially, Spark was Greek to me. Eventually, I wrote to people asking "Say, how do you do that? The help was beyond wonderful; there was knowledge, support and HELP. Not just that, the amazing caring that goes on. Spark is filled with Love & compassion. Its like getting flowers everyday.
Once I Caught Spark Fever & realized how great it was, I Sparked daily. Sure there were periods were I had no computer, would go to the Library & Spark there.
The last 5 days I was unable to go to the library (except once for a few minutes). Monday was a holiday the library was closed.
Is it okay to say..... I had withdrawals.
Seriously, I went through stages; Panic, Anger, Sadness ... and lastly, well you know
I have been playing the "food game" long enough. I know how it works. "a moment on the hips, a lifetime on the hips!" When I see that "gourmet lemon tart in the fridge I know what will happen to me if I had more than a small slice.
At first, I had a small slice. The next night, I ate a bigger slice of lemon tart & a sliver of pumpkin pie. Each night I increased the serving sizes. Not just that, I was eating more food. If my Computer had been here, that first night I would have entered that tart into the food tracker, run the report & it would have....
I did go to the Library and blogged about it. But because I did not have a computer to read all of the wonderful tips my Spark Friends left me. Thanks for those tips by the way.
In my last few days without my computer I became increasingly "unwell". Shocker of all shocks, I did not workout either. Working out is one of my favorite things to do.
Seriously, its as though the absence of Spark was my "Permission Slip" to Cheat. Looking back, I should have gone to In and Out!
I wonder if this is how Chris Downie came up with the idea of an I phone application?
Well, I don't have an phone, but it makes alot of sense to me now.