Why I need sparkpeople
Monday, April 21, 2008
I've been trying to balance reading about a healthy lifestyle and actually enjoying one the last few weeks. My first week or two here on SP I spent immersed in the website. I spent a lot of time online, although I did get exercise time and made healthy meals. Then I started to feel like I was spending more time browsing SP than was necessary, and if I would only get up and DO SOMETHING maybe the weight would come off faster...
So last week, I really limited my time on SP. I still logged meals and exercise, but I sort of removed myself from the community aspect. What a mistake. I didn't realize how important that piece was. I guess just reading about other members' successes and trials was helping me stay on track.
Weekends have been difficult for me to maintain some of the healthy changes I've made. I guess the lack of structure during those two days is dangerous for me. Couple that with my self-imposed exile from the SP community, and now the scale is moving the wrong way. bummer.
So, this week, my goal is to check in with my teams and participate a bit. Still trying to find the balance, but realizing that I went too far in the wrong direction. Here's to a new week!