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Celebrating My 2nd Year Sparkiversary Today!


Friday, December 27, 2013

I love Spark People and am so grateful I found the book and the site two years ago. It's funny, but clearly I am motivated by Spark Points (just reached level 12); logging in daily (105 days in a row this time); seeing fitness minutes increase and reading success stories and blogs. I also appreciate the articles from Spark Coaches, fitness videos and recipes.

Confession time: I recently discovered the blogs section a few weeks ago when I realized I needed to 'do more' to obtain points to reach level 12 (2500 points or something crazy like that!). I also needed a place to use my Spark Goodie points so had to find people to give them to! I realized that blogging is just a space to share thoughts, musings, ideas, challenges, successes - even recipes and photos. Sometimes lots of people will read and respond and sometimes people blog just for themselves -- and it is OK either way.

The part of Spark People I have yet to really embrace are the friendships and connections and that is what I hope to work on in year 3. I 'join' Spark Teams but don't often go back and read and contribute. Then I join different ones and the cycle continues. This year I'm going to try to pick 2 or 3 teams and really make a commitment to show up.

Over a period of years prior to SP I lost the weight I had been struggling with (down 5 sizes, then up 1 to where I am today). I now have 1 size to go again, potentially, though now I am concentrating more on fitness (recovering from painful injuries) and health and less on the # of lbs on the scale. I've also had a shift philosophically that moved from believing in a simplistic version of "it's just math: calories in vs. calories out" to understanding the impact of what the quality of food I am eating (now mostly whole foods, lots of greens, omega 3s) as well as the impact of hormones, stress, and what is happening mentally. I feel like I am on the right track and am hopeful and optimistic.

Thanks Spark People for the incredible resources, encouraging people, and overall positive sparkiness!

PS: I really love the new look of the site -- it works much better for me!

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 5/10/2014 9:59PM

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SETTIMIA 1/3/2014 9:06AM

    Thank you for commenting on my page

emoticon for your TWO YEARS, BRILLIANT

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CHERYL_ANNE 12/27/2013 12:42PM

    Congrats on your anniversary!

The great thing about the SP community is that you can participate as much or as little as you have time for. Glad that you're discovering more about SP!

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WALLINMW 12/27/2013 12:21PM

  Stay motivated!

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