All good things must come to an end -- today is the last day of the month, and the last day of this challenge -- how have you done this month? Have you made progress toward the goals that you set 30 days ago? If not -- and many of us have been there, done that -- it's okay; we're about to start a whole new month! Remember that a setback is not failure.
If you HAVE made some progress, well done!
I hope you've had as much fun working through these daily challenges as I have -- it's not only been a great way to focus on our goals and learn a bit more about the Spark People site, but has also been an opportunity to get to know a little bit more about one another. Some of you have participated in only a few of the challenges, while others have hung in there from the very beginning -- but I think everyone has found something that was helpful either in terms of using the SP site or in working to achieve your own goals. I've really enjoyed reading through all of your responses to each day -- some have been funny, and some have been very moving.
Here's one more feature of the site that you may not have discovered yet -- the SparkSummary calendar. This is an interactive calendar that can help you stay on track with your daily fitness and nutrition goals. You can set up your preferences to show (or not show) calories eaten, fitness minutes, calories burned, weight, spark points, and appointments. The calendar even gives you a star for staying within your recommended calorie range for the day.
To find this calendar, go to your start page (under My Trackers). Underneath "track my weight", you should see "my goals & progress." Beneath that should be a box showing "calories remaining to eat today," "calories to burn this week," and "pounds lost." (If you don't see those, click on the button that says "show" next to "my goals & progress.") At the bottom of the box, click on the button that says "sparksummary calendar." You can print out the calendar if you like, change what you want to show on the calendar, and click on any of the items for each day to see the details.
The link to find the calendar is www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/stay-on-track-
Keep sparking, everyone -- and I hope you will all continue to visit the discussion boards on the team! The month of May will bring a "4 Weeks of Streaks" challenge, and I hope to see many of you, as well as a lot of new names, there. ( And don't be afraid to start new threads of your own for questions, comments, or to share a bit of news or something you've discovered about the SP site -- that's what the team is all about!)
Sandy (Michigan Upper Peninsula) -- Say "Ya!" to da U.P, eh?