Monday, July 30, 2012
The challenge is to make a vlog and answer these three things:
1. What or who brought you to SparkPeople?
2. Where are you in your journey now?
3. Share some Woohoos.
Keep it under 5 minutes and post a vlog of it.. or if you don't vlog, share the answers via blog. I mean, that won't work to enter for the Vloggers team, but I am suggesting that for you all. - I encourage you all to do this even if you aren't in the Vlogging team. It's a great way to share about your journey with your friends. (My husband listened to mine and was more supportive after hearing this tonight..He commented that I'd certainly come a long way. I think he knows that, but perhaps he hasn't been aware of the consistent commitment it is taking.)
I want to add that my main MOTIVATION for weight loss and why I joined SparkPeople was to get healthy enough to have a safe pregnancy and to conceive a child. We'd been trying more than a year already and it helped distract me from the charting of trying to conceive a child. . (I did conceive after 6 months and 60 lbs weight loss, which was 20% weight loss.) I also knew I was not very healthy and started to worry about my mortality. My blood pressure was slightly into high blood pressure range and I was not interested in medication for it, but just to get it down with weight loss. I did get it down with the first 20 lbs and consistent exercise for 2 months.
The main reason I liked SparkPeople initially was the fun - the sparkpoints, the trivia, the information - articles, especially about motivation, and then the community aspect was appealing, though I didn't get really into it with a bunch of great Sparkfriends until I returned in 2011.