And there is the Sparkpeople planner - if you schedule something - like remembering to post - it appears on your Sparksummary Calander accessible from your start page - plus Sparks send you a reminder by email!!
Thanks for all the feedback all of you. Glad you liked the newsletter. I hope you can enjoy the salads etc and that some of you have been able to create a Spark page now! I use two things to help me remember to post points when on a challenge. first I have Sticky notes on my computer so I create a sticky note that I total my points on for the challenge daily and right on top in all Caps I put a reminder to post today. And I also have an hour by hour schedule and I simply schedule in a period to track and post points in the schedule. This works for me.
"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt
"Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period." Edgar Ng
"Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that.......slow progress.....is progress."
MOM2ACAT - You say you use DVDs of exercise - that's great - its no worry that you don't use the videos - you can still enter challenges!! There are free programs on the internet - search Google - that will download from YouTube - I have personally never had any luck with them though!!
LINJARVIS - I will reply privately to you!! by Sparkmail.
For the most part I enjoyed this newsletter and want to thank everyone involved for taking the time and expending the energy on our behalf. I hesitated to put a note here but then thought, what the heck, I too am entitled to an opinion. I found Ann's comments offensive and abusive. I would normally address that comment to her in a personal note but since she chose to chastise us so publicly so shall be my comments. I believe that if someone feels another is not contributing to the forum as expected, one of the leaders should speak to them - to them and not everyone. Ann spoke of and to us as if we were delinquent children. I've had enough negativity in my life and certainly don't expect to find it in what so far has been a very nurturing and encouraging atmosphere. I am not aware of any challenges I signed up for and then forgot about but with my terrible memory it is entirely possible. If so, remind me if you must, but don't attack and criticize - I don't care what she has personally experienced and/or accomplished, she would never have the right to tell another what to do or when to do it. As a leader she should encourage participation and even inquire when it isn't forthcoming but not publicly criticize the forum members and go so far as to say that when she addresses these issues with members they give her invalid excuses - who is she to decide what is invalid and negligible without having walked in that person's shoes?
Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada
10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE - If it feels wrong, don't do it; Say "exactly" what you mean; Don't be a people pleaser; Trust your instincts; Never speak bad about yourself; Never give up on your dreams; Don't be afraid to say "No"; Don't be afraid to say "Yes"; Be kind to yourself; Let go of what you can't control; Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible. (unknown)
Lost 48 lbs. in 2012 & 13 but gained 30 back!
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I wish there was a way to download to videos to a DVD, then I could put them in my DVD player and watch them on TV, but I can understand with copyright laws why that probably can't be done. I still check out the videos for ideas though.
My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!
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Momma cat- I can't do video's at my computer either so I watch the video and write down what the exercises are and then do them in my bedroom. I may get a few wrong, but I can always watch it again and see how it should be done. I find this is much easier than trying to do them at the computer, which is stuck in a corner, with very little room.
Thanks for another great newsletter! I agree with everything that was said about not finishing a challenge that you signed up for. Sometimes knowing that I have to post what I did, is the only thing that makes me exercise. The only person you hurt is yourself, and I'm sure no-one wants that so just DO IT!
Thanks for the great newsletter! I was thinking about what Ann had to say and want to second her on the exercise. If we change our mindset from "diet" that is lose weight then go back to where we were before with our eating and exercise we will not change our lives. Really we just waste our time and energy. For me what is working is thinking that I have worked so hard to get where I am it would be foolish to stop exercising and eating healthy because I would have wasted all that time and energy. If someone else came to you and said you can not exercise and eat right because I do not want you to be healthy and enjoy of your life you would be so mad and ready to fight. So why would you do that to yourself....just a thought. GUARD YOUR EXERCISE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT BECAUSE IT DOES!
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Fitness Minutes: (27,641) Posts: 3,844 7/26/13 7:54 A
I *loved* the Dust if you must poem (not that I needed any more incentive NOT to dust, LOL)
I had never heard of titanium dioxide in food and I thought I was keeping up with all the nasty additives - isn't titanium dioxide something they put in paint? I haven't looked it up yet.
I take to heart what EMMABE1 wrote about starting challenges and not following through. I tend to get lost around here for some reason and I forget that I'm supposed to be logging something. I'm doing the work and I"m tracking it on my tracker and in my workout journal but I forget to put it in here. I know I supposed to do "something" but my brain goes numb and I don't remember what it is. I think I need to write what I'm supposed to be tracking on my daily list then I'll at least keep up. Suitably chastised - thank you.
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