After using the SparkPeople tracker for a bit longer than a year, I decided to stop using it and deactivate my account. This came after decisions by SparkPeople and me diverged. My laptop running Windows operating system kept crashing every 5 mi... Read more
I don’t like to make resolutions, especially at the start of a new year. I tend to make too many, which becomes overwhelming and I end up abandoning them all.
A few years ago, I stopped calling them “resolutions” and started calling them “g... Read more
I’ve had the Spark Activity Tracker (Spark for short) for about 3 weeks now (I purchased mine before it was released to the public). To be honest, I would not have considered buying it had I not misplaced my pedometer just before receiving the o... Read more
My pedometer had disappeared the day I received the offer to try out the new SparkPeople Activity Tracker. I most likely would not have ordered the Spark had I still had the pedometer – why would I need two devices?
I ordered the Spark on a... Read more
… and ducks and trees ….
I enjoy taking long walks around town, taking photos on my iPhone. Any camera would do, but right now, I use my iPhone and a point-and-shoot Nikon Coolpix L610. I’d love a DSLR, but that’s not in the budget. I can t... Read more
I’ve been thinking a lot about perspective lately. Perspective is the way you see something. In photography, perspective is the angle at which you photograph a subject, and shooting from above or below or across can make for interesting photos, ... Read more
I signed up 7 weeks ago for a 5K “fun run,” which was held yesterday. It was to benefit charity. I even found a 7-week “Couch to 5K” program online so I would be ready to run.
My first day out, a Monday, and my day off, I got a ... Read more
Woo-hoo! I am in a “Tax Day Maintainer Challenge” here on SparkPeople. I have maintained the same weight for the past 3 weeks, and before that, I maintained 1 pound more for 3 weeks. It’s not my chosen central weight, though, so I won’t “win” th... Read more
April has 30 days, so I declare it a month of 30's!
30,000 words: write 30,000+ words while rewriting a NaNo from a few years ago. This is for Camp NaNoWriMo. It works out to 1,000 words a day. www.nanowrimo.org/ cam... Read more
I am continually revising my goals. I suppose that would be a good thing if I met old goals and made new ones. For the most part, though, I make goals, and then forget them. It’s not that my goals are not attainable; it’s that I don’t follow thr... Read more
Specific question #7: Anything else you would like to share with your Team.
Technically, this isn’t a question, but a statement. In fact, it’s not even a complete sentence. But…whatever.
I can’t think of anything else I would like to ... Read more
Specific question #6: Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it!
Since I don’t take advice, I’m not going to ask for it. People are welcome to offer opinions, of course, but ultimately, I must make my own choices. And I expect other... Read more
Specific question #5: What can you improve upon? This question continues to build upon the theme of what habit I want to form, namely to incorporate more slow food and less fast food into my day to day eating.
It’s all about making choices ... Read more
Specific question #4 is: How are you doing day by day? This is in reference to the answer to question #1: What new habit you wish to develop?
The new habit is to choose slow food over fast food.
I am doing okay day by day. I bought ba... Read more
Specific question #3 is: What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? To recap, this builds on questions #1 (What new habit you wish to develop?) and #2 (How will you do that?).
So, the question is really asking what I am doi... Read more