Friday, June 21, 2013
Thank you Spark Friends for all of your thoughtful replies to my last blog about spending too much time on SparkPeople It really makes me feel better to know I am not the only one with these concerns.
I have thought a lot about things , and I decided that what I really need is to find a BALANCE in my life. I need to spend _some_ time each day on SparkPeople, but I am going to limit it to the features that really add something to my life! SO... I am going to continue with SparkCoach, track my food and exercise, interact with my friends and maybe read an article or two. I am not going to try and earn points just for the sake of earning points. I found myself worrying that I "wasn't earning enough points" and that, for me, is a big waste of time. I also will get my kitchen timer out and set it for 45 minutes, then that will be it.
It really is part of a bigger problem with me, procrastination. Like a lot of you, I have more diet books than a library, I go to Amazon.com and order more diet books, exercise videos (that I don't do), I have downloaded multiple weight loss apps onto my iPad, and I go to Coach Calorie or SparkPeople or Tumblr or Reddit. I spend so much time reading about losing weight that is really ridiculous. If I spent all of that time exercising, I'd weigh 95 lbs. I am reading and thinking about it, but not doing anything about it. I am procrastinating.
So... here is to stepping away from the computer, or diet book or whatever, and actually DOING SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE! Who is with me?
We can do this!