Is It Just Too Much?

Thursday, August 07, 2014

I had a thought today.


Scarey, I know!

Then I was reading another SP friends blog, and she made a comment about how she decided not to blog every day because the daily thing just got to be too much, and it resonated with me.

When I come onto SP, and I LOVE Spark People, I can spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours updating everything, earning points, logging in my trackers, checking my teams, responding to spark mail, reading articles (and yes, I DO read them!) - even longer if I decide to update my Spark Page!!

On busy days, I resent the amount of time I spend here. The daily checking in.

BUT THEN......

I wouldn't get the support from friends that I need.

I wouldn't learn the correct way to do my exercises.

I wouldn't know how many calories I was eating every day.

I wouldn't learn about health and wellness.

I wouldn't know how much fitness I was doing daily, weekly, monthly.

I wouldn't be able to give encouragement to other people who need it.

I wouldn't be encouraged to move beyond my "comfort zone".

I wouldn't be pushed to do more.

I wouldn't try new foods, new recipes.

I most likely wouldn't have lost the weight I've already lost.

So, is it really just too much?

NO, I don't think so at all!!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    very true words--on the flip side I wouldn't have all your kind words right now, and they mean so much to me! have a lovely day!
    2494 days ago
    Well said! Spark is very helpful!
    2502 days ago
  • LINDA!
    emoticon I have occasionally wondered why am I here? Why am I on Spark so often - but you said it all!
    2506 days ago
    emoticon , love all the information and the tools we have to help us succeed in our healthy lifestyle, however I do limit my time on here. Not more than 30 to 45 minutes a day.
    2507 days ago
    emoticon I don't think so either!
    2507 days ago
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    Great Blog... you said it all in this blog. Spark helps us everyday in so many ways, and the bonus is meeting other great people here with the same struggles and solutions. Spark has become a routine I can live with and do better with it, than without it. emoticon emoticon
    2507 days ago
    For sure it's worth it. Balance, moderation, though.
    2507 days ago
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