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Saturday, January 26, 2013

How many times have we heard the words "I fell off the wagon"???? I know I've heard it (and said it!!) at least a bazillion times!

Sometimes I've actually fallen clear off and have almost enjoyed being off --- well, if you can call it "enjoying" when you're on a binge or leave of absense from your program --- it might be fun for a few minutes, but we all know that that kind of fun is sooooo temporary and sooooo destructive to our overall health! My problem has been more of a half on and half off kinda situation ---- I don't go way overboard - but I don't stay on a nice neat and tidy and accurate program either --- I'm somewhere in the middle ---- like I'm holding ONTO the wagon with my body dragging along SIDE the wagon, but my whole body and mind is not IN the wagon!!!!! and that is where I belong --- IN THE WAGON!

So - when the new year started, I made myself stop socializing here on spark people --- I signed up for the spark coach program and made myself do NO sparking for 2 weeks other than just the spark coach --- I needed to develop a habit of checking in to the serious program part of spark and not just the socializing part --- and it has helped me alot! I feel I have become a better overall sparker --- I've watched videos, heard words of wisdom, been reminded of what works, found new resources that I didn't realize were here, found some new recipes, started a journal of my thoughts, and the list goes on and on! I got a much needed program "rerun" of details -- and I do mean MUCH needed!

For me, being "on the wagon" means working on my daily goals FIRST and then sorta rewarding myself with some spark social time ---- I love chatting with my spark BFFs and favorite team members, etc. -- BUT that cannot be the only reason I'm here! Business before pleasure ---- hmmmmmm ---- I think maybe we've heard that one before too!

Cheers to being ON the wagon! It's a good place to be and I sure want to stay here!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BRAVELUTE 2/18/2013 9:11PM

    Besides if we're always on SP with our friends, we are really sitting way too much. I know lots of you have those fancy gadgets with apps that allow you to Spark just about anytime or anywhere.

So I'm showing my level of involvement in the new tech age, or lack of it since I don't own a smart phone. If I'm sparkin, I'm on a computer. I'm NOT exercising. I'm not getting out and meeting real live people. And really, meal planning only takes me an hour each week.

So, at least until I get up in the morning and visit Spark Coach, I'm signing off for the night. Good night Gracie!!

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BEEJAY49 1/27/2013 6:27AM

    You go girl! HUGS!

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KATHYJO56 1/26/2013 3:38PM

    Jane, I am incredibly proud of you. You made up your mind what matters most to you and you have stuck with it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BARCLE 1/26/2013 3:38PM

    emoticon emoticon keep up the great work emoticon

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ZENXB! 1/26/2013 1:09PM

    GREAT Advise! Thank you!

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LAC936 1/26/2013 12:07PM

    Cute photos and good blog emoticon

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