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Spark People System Overview - Step 6 Build on your Success

Sunday, February 12, 2012

One and done? No way. A taste of success demands a full meal. Momentum is a powerful thing. When success rolls in, it's the perfect time to add new goals and strengthen your foundation. The kicker is that the more success you have, the easier new goals become. By building more and more habits, by continuing to challenge yourself to grow, you're building an Upward Spiral that will speed you even faster toward your ultimate goals. So if you're seeing results, don't sit on your laurals and relax. Push it! You're about to hit a breakthrough. For every new habit you're successful with, try to find another one that will take you to the next level.

Habits are important. I find that I not only have good habits that I need to maintain, but I also have bad habits I have to work to break.

Working out is a good habit for me, eating sweets is a bad habit. I find if I don't continue working on keeping or breaking the habit that it only takes me about 1.5-2 weeks before I need to rebuild / rebreak the habit. It takes me over a month to get back on track.

It is much easier to keep the good habits and stay away from the bad ones than to give in and need to fix it.

What are your strengths and weaknesses that you have had to build habits around?
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    Very timely for me. Here's what I'm following now and have a note to self to blog about it next week.

    I'm a sucker for late night snacks. I love peanut butter and have had a habit of grabbing a few spoonfuls at night and downing it with a glass of milk. I log it and still stay within calorie limits, but haven't dropped a lb in months.

    Last Tuesday we ran out of PB and I didn't tell SWMBO to get any more, so no PB and no milk for almost 5 days.

    I've dropped 2.5 lbs so far! I haven't logged the weight yet, I'm going to give it a few more days, but I'm starting to wonder....
    2324 days ago
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