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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.
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    it is a great place to keep one honest. seeing it in writing makes us accountable to our selves each day

    thanks for the comments of my blog. medications really can change our entire system
    1458 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    emoticon My family thinks I spend too much time here but when I'm here I'm conscious of what I'm eating and doing. I can't eat and type at the same time. Streaks are a good way to help you stay on track.
    1458 days ago
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