SparkPeople For Life
Thursday, February 25, 2016
8/200 for the yearly challenge.
I've been on SP for quite some time now. When I stop tracking, blogging, reading, lurking...basically participating on SP, I might stay the same for a while, but then I gain weight. It's usually when I'm put back on the dreaded Prednisone for a month or longer when I'm in a flare, but that's no excuse.
I've said before that to get healthy (whether it's losing weight, gaining weight or overhauling your food and/or exercise), one has to change the thought process regarding that change. I realized today that I need to change the way I think about SP. SP isn't just a website to help people lose weight. It isn't just a website to make new friends. It isn't just a website period. It's a way to completely overhaul the entire way we think and do things every day.
I've been looking at SP as a finite thing. It has always been a go-to way of losing weight for the short-term. I can no longer look at it that way if I want to get, and stay, healthy. I need to look at it as part of my lifestyle change. That lifestyle change needs to include a lifetime of evaluating what I eat and do every day.
I need to be like SparkGuy who has an incredible log-in streak. I need to be like so many of my SP friends who encourage me every day with commenting on blogs and friend feed. I need to really absorb the challenges my SparkTeams put out there. I cannot get healthy by keeping the same routines I had before. I need to overhaul my thoughts to include SP throughout the day. EVERY DAY.