It is good to see people who care about eating well, staying active and being at a healthy weight. This attitude is quite rare in Real Life, so it is good to see like minded people.
Goal weight: 57 +- 1 kg /// 125 +-2 pounds CET (Europe, Hungary)
Maintenance Lessons Learned: -go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase -just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing -work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood -do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work -avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings
I started Spark at age 69 and I am 72 years old. I love my healthy and fit lifestyle! Spark helped me lose the weight I gained in my 50's and taught me new habits that I use daily. I am still on Spark every day to keep me on track.
Checking in with SP is now just part of my morning routine. It keeps me focused and on track. Also, it keeps me in touch with others who are going through the same experiences. I feel as if I have friends here who understand what the weight loss experience is like.
current weight: 171.3
Fitness Minutes: (74,764)
2,734 8/12/19 11:03 P
I decided I would do the thing, so I'm doing it. Realistically though, I know myself well enough that I added Spark to my home page tabs on both my work and home computer. So everyday, I will get here automatically, and once here, the rest follows more easily. Good to take the 'getting started' step OUT of my hands each day. :)
For the longest time I didn't check in at sparkpeople and I gained alot of weight. So I started checking in again and started tracking my diet and exercise. I have lost weight. I am not at my goal weight yet but checking in helps in holding me accountable for my weight loss.
current weight: 229.2
Fitness Minutes: (239,138)
23,491 8/4/19 10:34 P
keeps me focused and in control. I track my eating and exercise and learn so much from the experiences of others as well as all the articles. If I didn't check in with SPARK my healthy eating habits and exercise would disappear!
"Do you check in with SP every day? What motivates you?" Yes; healthy habit
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." ~ Randy Pausch
"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results." ~ Art Turock
"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good." ~ 7 Years in T
I log in every day too! My current streak is 523 days. My previous streak was broken in February 2018 when I went on a cruise with my parents and I didn't want to spend $$$ for internet. We got to stop in Havana, Cuba so you better believe breaking the streak was worth it. The streak I was on then was broken by another cruise with my entire family to Alaska to celebrate my dad's retirement.
I have been using SP since March of 2009. I started as a way to maintain my then 80 pound weightloss. I regained 40 of that due to a mocking ex husband but I keep coming back to keep an eye on my nutrition and for some of the friends I have made, of whom I count Kris as one.
Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
August Minutes: 2,345
Fitness Minutes: (44,107)
30,228 8/3/19 6:46 A
Yep - I log in EVERY day :-) Copy/Paste from :my SparkPoints Page "Current login SparkStreak: 1189 Days"
I was active daily prior to my streak breaking, too. It only got broken because I went on holiday to Canada to visit my son.
What motivates me doesn't boil down to one thing.
I joined SP for the Nutrition Tracker, so I log everything in there daily. (That allows me to stay on track nutritionally.) I also enjoyed reading the various articles on Nutrition and Motivation, and would spend a very long time reading them, going from one to another (and forgetting about food - LOL!)
Then after about a year, I also came for the message boards. Now I come to SP for the friendship. I have formed some really good friends over the years.