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The value of Sparkpeople


Friday, May 28, 2010

As I have been recording my points today, I have been reflecting on what Sparkpeople is doing for me. I am losing weight, (I'm almost down to where I was when I joined Sparkpeople), but that seems not to be the more important benefit in being a member.

When I read through the posts every day I find many reasons to be happy and upbeat. The shared motivation helps me to keep striving for a healthy lifestyle. Yesterday I read a statistic I found interesting, People who post on sparkpeople are more likely to lose weight and get healthier. I find that fascinating. Participation has its benefits.

I am very methodical about my points posting. I work from the day before, because I never know what today will bring. Its convenient for me. As I go down the list I generally skip the Post a message spot. I'll come back to that later. I go on to read three articles. Talk about becoming educated. The articles posted always bring new and good information. I can put that information to use.

I don't often need to do a web search, but yesterday I did a whimsical search to find out the nutritional value of Hemp. When I got through reading, (6 pages later) I knew why I like hemp milk and breakfast cereal with hemp in it. I will be making hemp a regular part of my diet. Not because it will make me skinnier, but because it has a multitude of benefits for my body.

I truly like the process of recording points and I try to make over seventy each day. I find the time spent is really worthwhile. It shows in my attitude, my weight, my energy, enthusiasm, and all the good parts of my life.

I am grateful, so grateful that Sparkpeople came into my life and kept nudging me until I joined.
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HVMBRU 5/29/2010 1:06PM

    Judy , you know what I like best about Spark? The people. I find if I am down all it takes is an e-mail, a Goodie or a Page Comment to bring me back up to where I should be mentally and emotionally.

Good blog!

Helen

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MRSJERRYBUSH 5/29/2010 12:58PM

    Judy, that is one TERRIFIC blog! And you are so right. Sparkpeople has been wonderful for me, too, and I am losing at a turtle's pace. But all the same, I am losing. Edie

P.S. And this also entertains me as I sit indoors waiting for good weather to come to Idaho.

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GRAMMAP1 5/28/2010 10:15PM

    Your positive attitude and all that reading contributes a lot to your success. Keep up the good work and keep enjoying Spark People! emoticon emoticon

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CAROLYNVIL 5/28/2010 6:48PM

    Great blog!It has been a great place for me also.I've lost,gainned,and lost again,but I'm also learning as I go on. and making friends as I go. so many helpful and caring people on spark. I trully love being here. carolyn

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SUNSHINEGB 5/28/2010 6:41PM

    Judy, what a lovely, positive blog! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it! I, too, have found a great deal of info and have learned so much since joining Sparkpeople and the members and friends I've met and made along the way are awesome! So many helpful, cheerful, motivating, inspiring people!

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