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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Re: The 21 Day New Member Challenge; SparkPage Smarts

I don't seem to have the discipline to avoid foods that are bad for me because they're unhealthy, but SparkPeople's SparkPoints system has kept me motivated and pushing ahead. I like earning achievements in games, and the SparkPoints feel and act enough like a game to keep me involved and focused. I read Spark articles for 5 points each, but the articles are proving to be useful and the info pops back up in my head at the right times for me to use it.

The past few days, there hasn't been any soda or junk food in my house. All snacks have been healthy. I've had the kids helping me prepare meals, and sitting down to eat dinner as a family. I still find myself eating at my desk on the computer when I'm writing, but I've broken the habit of eating in front of the TV,

I feel like I can really reach my goals this time. I'm hopeful. :)

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    My Spark Friends, thank you all for your kind words and encouragement! I had one of those days where I messed up a lot and went 650 calories over the max number of my daily allotment, and it had me feeling down. Coming back to this blog and re-reading your comments is giving me the courage to forgive myself and start trying again tomorrow.
    901 days ago
    Big start and it's all in baby steps! Doesn't happen overnight. We're all here for you! emoticon
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    906 days ago
    That is a lot of positive change. I also like the points and learn a lot from the articles. Enjoy your life and remember it is small steps that win this life style change we are working towards.
    909 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. And remember you didn't gain the weight overnight and you won't lose it overnight. It takes time, determination, motivation and support. You can get it all right here! If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    909 days ago
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    909 days ago
    That's a big start, not having the food in the house that tempts you. How lovely to have your children helping you prepare the meals and eating as a family. There is so much information here on Spark. Love the articles. Surfing Spark does wonders for my motivation!
    910 days ago
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