Day 328 - The Water Streak
Saturday, October 24, 2015
So today I got a Spark Streaker award for consuming at least 8 glasses of water for 300 days. The thing is, I've been drinking that much water since I started Sparking back in November, but there was a day where I didn't update the tracker properly. So the count is off. Spark won't let you go back to a day more than 30 (or maybe it's 60) days back, so there is no way to fix the error. So the streaker award isn't really valid, and so I don't accept it.
It's like that day where I transposed the calories and minutes in my exercise, and suddenly had 300 minutes of exercise when it was only supposed to be 30. Even though I deleted the exercise from the tracker and re-entered it correctly, as far as Spark was concerned, I did 5 hours of exercise in one day and it was never going to forget. I felt guilty getting all those congratulatory messages from my Spark feed, but what was I going to do???
There is a lot about Spark that I would change if I were running their programming department. But I'm not, and the leadership has no interest in the feedback of the membership. That's fine. I'm not paying anything for the use of this service (and trust me, I would pay if I thought that my contribution was sincerely appreciated). I have gained so much from this site, and the best I can do to give back is to let others know that it exists and hope that other people find value and success by starting their journey by Sparking.
So I will just say that I am successful because SP showed me how to be successful. I have now maintained my weight loss goal for nearly 7 months (just one more week to go). I feel amazing, look amazing, and am amazing, because I have learned the Spark way.
Don't congratulate me for 300 days of drinking 8 glasses of water. Congratulate me on 340 days of Sparking (I missed logging in on Thanksgiving day last year, which started the count over just 12 days after I started - I've learned my lesson!) and the amazing journey that I'm on. It's not over. In fact, it's just beginning. And there are many people now walking this journey with me. This journey is amazing, and what's even better is that I have friends to share it with.
So thank you for being on this journey with me. Keep Sparking, friends, and enjoy every success you accomplish!