Sunday, September 23, 2012
This is not a part of the blogging challenge. In fact, I was just finishing up tallying my abismal performance eating today....the worst day in a LONG time....and thinking that, well, tomorrow is another day and I am very glad this is not a race. I clicked over to my spark points and saw that also, for the first time in a long time I managed to rack up 100 spark points today - that almost NEVER happens. I figured that I must have hit some kind of message board post or 30 days active bonus, so I scrolled down and saw that TODAY, I have been sparking for 1000 DAYS!!!
1000 days ago, if you had told me that I would still be checking in daily (or nearly so), still recording my food and exercise, still blogging and reading and participating in challenges, and measuring and setting goals etc etc etc, I would have fallen over in laughter. After all, at 177 lbs, I only had a couple of pounds to lose! Well, I lost those, and about 40 more - and, sure, I gain a few back, but they are almost gone again and you know what? I lost a lot more, I lost the need to turn to food everytime I'm bored or frustrated or angry or tired or sad. I lost the victim mentality that kept telling me I couldn't change. And, I gained, better health, self-esteem, interests, friends and a drive to share what I have come to cherish and a better way to live. Everyday, still, I learn something new, achieve a new goal or fine tune another aspect of this new lifestyle....and all along, I have a bounty of wonderful Sparkfriends, many of which I have now met, and some I have only come to know in this little cyber universe, but all have enriched my life. So, in honest reflection, I'm sure there are more than 1000 reasons that I love Spark. It is all of them and all of you that have me looking forward to the next 1000!!!!!!