Happy with progress

Monday, January 25, 2010

What I have realized about the SparkPeople website and Sparkpoints is that they are completely set up to reward actions rather than results. It does not require achieving the result of losing weight, it requires doing the actions necessary to lose weight. So you get points for tracking food, water, making blog entries, and relating with other people on the same journey rather than for actually losing weight.

It is appropriate to reward actions rather than results. Weight loss may not happen for lots of reasons (at least on the immediate basis) due to no fault of the dieter. If the actions continue, the eventual result will be weight loss. So it is the actions, not the results that are rewarded.

Its a great motivation to do the right actions.
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    Very true! This also helps keep people from getting discouraged when they first start - I may not have lost any weight yet, but I got 300 Spark points! :) And, if you do the right actions, you will see success eventually.
    3369 days ago
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