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Monday, March 18, 2013

I am beginning to wonder if I am spending too much time on this website. I'm enjoying the interaction with other folks interested in eating well and exercising, the great tips and articles to be found here on the Sparkpeople site. But lately I feel like I'm spending too much of my precious little free time here.

I think my plan is to reduce the time I spend accumulating spark minutes and put the time and energy into really communicating with the people I've grown fond of and with keeping up with my trackers, and getting my exercise time in. Not worry so much about playing the trivia game before I get out of bed in the morning, that sort of thing....

Is it possible that this is an addiction, even though it may be a good one?
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SUNSHINEYOURWAY 3/21/2013 8:55AM

    I think you are right about the Spark People addiction. But it is a good addiction. I love reading the blogs and other peoples successes. Even having some down time, I still have been on reading everyone's blogs etc. When I was working 54 hour weeks I had to stop reading everything, articles, trackers and blogs, and that is when I lost my motivation. If it starts interfering a lot, maybe pick out what is most important to you and stick with that.

Hugs!

Sharon emoticon

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DUKEFAN86 3/21/2013 8:04AM

    More exercise means more SparkMinutes and ore SparkPoints! That's one way to do it! :-)

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CHRISTINASP 3/20/2013 7:38AM

    Well, one can better be hooked on SP than on porn sites, LOL.
Still indeed, just 'sitting at the PC' can feel like an addiction. I sometimes set a cooking alarm for 20 minutes so I will be reminded of how much time I spend on SP. Being aware of it helps even if sometimes it does not get me to get up and go do something else!

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FUTUREHOPE49 3/18/2013 10:25PM

    Yes! We are all hooked! LOL!
And here I am at gone 2am when I should be in bed. emoticon

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BUDDHA33 3/18/2013 9:55AM

    Hey, Millergirl! I was laughing like crazy! Good one!

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MILLERGIRL719 3/18/2013 9:23AM

    I received a "Perfect Attendance" trophy......someone asked what that was....I said SP addiction. So, I'm there with you.

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BUDDHA33 3/18/2013 9:13AM

    I think you are right, Folks! We could have worse addictions! I work two jobs, though, and free time is an issue. Gotta stop rushing everything!

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PMRUNNER 3/18/2013 8:29AM

    My DW accused me of spending too much time on SP too. I have cut back on some of the extra stuff, focusing on the food and fitness trackers and on keeping up with spark friends.

As addictions go, we could be doing a lot worse than SP!

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ANDY_54 3/18/2013 8:21AM

    I feel the same way at times, so I'm not that active on the teams and really never go to the message boards. I do like reading blogs and catch up when I can for extra motivation. For me, it works better that way. But yeah, I could spend way too much time here ;-).

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