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Posting is part of the journey

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maintenance is an ongoing challenge. I look in the mirror every day and tell myself that maintaining keeps me healthy and drifting is not an option. The last few times I got to goal weight I managed to maintain for a while but I realize that I need ongoing support to keep it off not just to lose.

I post in SP every day. Sometimes it is just a line to say hello. Most days I post in the Maintenance team about how my food choices and exercise are going for the day. I may not have time to read and respond to the other posts but this is to help me focus on my choices for the day or review the day before.

It helps being a Team Leader and doing specific tasks like sending goodies to new members. It reminds me how hesitant I was when I started SP.

Being connected through blogs also helps by reading the good, the not so good and finding inspiration. When I start to pick up a croissant at the coffee place, I remember that I will post it in a team thread and it often helps to resist. Posting also helps remind me that just because I made one less healthy choice tomorrow is new post.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SIRIUS2014 5/29/2014 4:46PM

    Glad you have a good accountability system in place. emoticon

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SWEDE_SU 5/29/2014 10:46AM

    great blog - posting = accountability, and staying on track. it's why i'm back...

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    I certainly would avoid the croissant if I publicly had to talk about it. It's an excellent tool to keep one on plan.

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BETHGILLIGAN 5/29/2014 8:34AM

    For me accountability is the key on this journey--nowhere close to maintenance but having to be accountable is the only way I will get there!

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    True. Our various habits and activities on Spark really do help keep us on track.

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WIZKEY 5/29/2014 12:39AM

    You are so right. Being a team leader definitely helps us to stay accountable as well as knowing we are posting everything. Thanks for sharing!!

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KALISWALKER 5/28/2014 11:53PM

    Accountability helps!

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