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spark people "motivators" are not so "motivational.."

Thursday, November 29, 2012

was looking at spark today and looked at the pages recommended and i was very disappointed to see that most of the pages were inactive. let me rephrase: not inactive as in the page is gone but the people are inactive. out of fifteen or so pages i looked at, only one person had either blogged or updated their status within the past 2 weeks.

makes me sad.
i hope these people are fighting the good fight off of spark but for those who are looking for someone who has *done it* or *doing it*.... it isnt very helpful..

alright after the pityparty yesterday, im back.
scale is down.
get worried when it goes up for no apparent reason because of my past and the fact that i gained 50 pounds in 3 months due to birth control while working out hours a day and counting calories.
so, i tend to freak out....

i am at 158 again today. where i was last friday so i am okay with that as long as the scale is either the same or down tomorrow. i so thought id be much further along this week but my body had other things in mind!

i did 3 hours biking today.
i did 50 leg exercises for 20 reps each.
and then i did 5 additional leg exercises for 300 times each. [rear end clenches, calf raises, etc.]

after dinner, the fiance and i went to the gym.
did 30 minutes treadmill. i am a slow walker but i used the incline all the way for a lot of it. i was sweating. it felt good.
and then i biked for 10 minutes [okay, 13] on the recumbent bike.

ending at 1100 calories and 23 grams carbs.

thats about it.
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    I agree, especially if the person has been inactive for years it seems a bit odd to still be pointing them out, but you motivate me! And that's a good thing!!
    2025 days ago
    I too understand as I am here everyday and wonder why the leader of my fav team is not even active on the team very often, maybe once or twice a month ???? anyway I have come to realize that we are all here for different reasons and I just need to concentrate on my own and get the most out of it as I can. I will continue to read whatever motivates me even if that particular person is no longer here either but the point is he/she was at one time and the words written were worthy then and still are now for others. Carry on my fellow SPARKER as we walk this journey for our own puropse. You are a true inspiration and will pass that on to others when you are no longer here as well.

    Congrats on your success !!!
    2025 days ago
    I agree with you. Even a lot of the "success stories" have inactive members.
    2026 days ago
    I agree! Seems like if their Page is inactive after so many months or years then maybe their page is still motivating, but it always makes me feel like I have run into a Ghost Town. I know I can't reach them and I kind of feel strange leaving them a message.
    2026 days ago
    You have a point regarding the inactivity of SOME motivational members. Still, keep on with your journey to better health. YOU are what is important!
    2026 days ago
    Maybe you should have just taken a tour of your own page. I always find the boost I need when I stop by. emoticon
    Your success on your low carb eating plan, has made me think about what I eat, and I've been considering going Paleo. It's in line with all the plans I like. Similar to 17DD's first 17 days, and the Zone principles. Do you ever read Nerd Fitness? I spent a lot of time there yesterday. If you get time, check out this post…
    The content of the story was good, but the pictures were what inspired me. When you scroll down to the bottom. The girl is 11 pounds heavier in the final picture, but she looks A LOT smaller. More proof that a pound is not a pound.
    emoticon emoticon You're doing great Dee!

    2026 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/30/2012 8:33:57 AM
    Not everyone needs Spark forever, but I know what you mean. I found the same thing when I joined 4 years ago - lots of motivators that were completely inactive and therefore completely unmotivated me! The thing is that nominating someone as a motivator is just a click away.
    2026 days ago
    I noticed the same thing on the motivational pages. I am a spark motivator (was voted one about 2 years ago) and I am here everyday. I really enjoy reading about people and supporting them when I can.

    Are you enjoying your new gym?
    2026 days ago
    Well I guess it is good you are not inactive,because you inspire me.You are actually doing it.There you go.
    2026 days ago
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