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Sparkin' for points!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

My first Temptation was to say I'm blogging for the points, but I decided that wouldn't be entirely accurate. True, when I've blogged in the past, I enjoy writing in a more vignette style and today's entry is going to seem way different....

I lead two Spark teams - The Poker Lovers Team and the Spark Des Moines Team. I like to come up with a monthly challenge to help keep the members motivated and participating. For this month the challenge for both teams is to increase our spark points. The Poker Lovers even went a step further and we issued a friendly challenge to out spark point the Scrabble Lovers U-N-I-T-E teams. You know - Game vs. Game. I carefully studied their prior monthly points before issuing the challenge and believe me - we Poker Lovers are going to have to spark our buns off!

So tonight I went to my spark points page and started down the column of ways to earn spark points. First stop: Track my daily nutrition. Ok. Did it. AND --

What??? NO WAY!

Shocked I tell you! Shocked and surprised! You see when I've tracked before it was with the knowledge ahead that I would be tracking and I chose my nutrition accordingly. Today I saw that you get points for tracking so I went in and tracked my intake AFTER THE FACT. No eating to impress the tracker today...

Hey maybe this striving for spark points is going to be good for me.

Next stop: Read a motivational blog from the featured blog site. I find a blog entitled "The Last Supper" and read all about the last supper mentality -- binging the night before you start your diet for the umpteenth time!
Wow I thought that I was the only person who ever did that. I yo-yo dieted for years with that concept. You mean other people out there struggle with that? What a relief just to read it in black and white.

I'm on a roll here. Don't stop now ---

Read an article on Bursitis. Try ice. Read an article on proper form on the fitness machines at the gym. Now I know I shouldn't hyper extend my legs on the leg press.
Maybe aggravating my hip bursitis?

Took a poll and found out I'm in the average for sitting on my rear 2-3 hours per day.

I'd go on longer but I have to get back to the spark points page and keep earning points!
I bet by the end of September I will have lost those 8 lbs. that snuck back on me and I confessed on my motivators team forum (1 point!)

Stay tuned and I'll keep you posted!

Oh and Scrabbles Lovers? Watch out---

Cause I'm coming to getcha!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LADYFOLDER 9/2/2010 8:52PM

    Good luck on your challenge!

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GRAMMAELLEN 9/2/2010 7:34AM

    Loved your blog. I try for a minimum of 50 SP per day, everyday. Even more on days when I "hit it big" on the wheel. So, I'm used to going up and down the points page. This will be fun! It will be good to see you on the huddle board ;-0. Have a great week! Ellen

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LALAFLOWERS 9/2/2010 7:23AM

    what a great way to encourage your team to get more out of this site!! There is so much available!!! Love it!

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WISLNDR 9/2/2010 7:01AM

    Love those points!! The points are a surprising way to stay focused. This summer was busy for me and I've noticed that I haven't been as vigilant about my points. Earning at least 50 points daily is now one of my goals.

Great idea for a challenge!

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ZELLAZM 9/2/2010 6:21AM

    Love those points! I got into a point mentality when I was working toward a new trophy - the next one is a long ways away so I'm not that "driven" these days. But I like to aim for at least 50 points a day.

Wishing you a successful challenge this month!

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/1/2010 11:31PM

    I love the points and have 32,401!

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BESTSUSIEYET 9/1/2010 10:06PM

    Spark On, my friend!!

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CARRAND 9/1/2010 10:02PM

    I love this challenge! I am so into the points.

I love this blog, too. I may have to do one of my own just to keep up. But not tonight. It's about my bed time.

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