Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Hi Nena here,
OK fellow Sparkers first let me say that I really like this program, I have been on here for about 6 weeks now. I have been losing weight at a healthy rate since I have been on here. I have met some great people and found a lot of support. This has the easiest food tracker I have ever used. There are great recipes, workout videos, and challenges. In short I can not find the downside here. So where is the danger? It is historic.
I have lost count of the gym memberships I have had only to start out great going multiple times a week then just stopping for whatever reason (read excuse) about 6 weeks - 2 months into it. How many diets? (Again all records of the count were destroyed in a freak hot air balloon accident.) But they all worked, the Michael Thurman Diet (6 week body makeover) for example worked wonders, the weight melted off. Of course it was so complicated that my enthusiasm (attitude, motivation, desire) melted away also in 6 weeks - 2 months. So many memberships, diets, fads, groups you name it I have tried it all for 6 weeks - 2 months. Anyone see a pattern here?
So here I am approximately 6 weeks in and going strong, but scared. I want to continue here. I have taken steps to help that happen, I joined an 8 week diabetic challenge. Maybe I can trick myself (is easily distrac,,,, ooo string!) into believing it is a new program! I feel that Spark is something I should continue for life even after reaching my goal weight. (For the first time in years I feel confident using the phrase "after reaching my goal weight".)
6 weeks and scared! They say that those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. This has been my own little study in history.