It took me a while to realize that this is one of my secrets, but I have come to realize that give tips when asked, helping a fellow sparkler in the panic board, or in a private message is in turn motivational because it reminds me where I have been and how far I have come. In turn, it motivates me to keep going. I don't want to let myself down.
I always 'knew' that I should eat less and move more but couldn't stay motivated before. I have learnt so much through sharing experiences and insights with like-minded, supportive people. Reading and writing blogs, comments and messages has helped to embed healthy habits. I really do GET it now.
It's really no secret; the best feature on SparkPeople.com is the ability to share with other real people. Blogs, message boards, team posts are all good ways to stay motivated and keep coming back. Join a team and stay in touch with your goals.