Social Media ~SPARKPEOPLE is universally healthier!
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Yes. I got WIPED OFF THE MAP on a popular social media app. I'm not even sure why, but my 9/11 stock photo post as my profile picture on 9/9 apparently didn't meet community standards. No I wasn't ranting and raving. Regardless, SparkPEOPLE was the best thing for focusing on what IS healthy. When one door slams shut, look for the adjacent door or check the windows and blessings in disguise.
With that true confession, it has become apparent that I have more time for SparkPeople and enjoy the reaffirmation of what I really do know. I now take time to apply my time to tracking foods, monitoring/promoting water intake, emphasize my physical activity and workouts and become healthier physically, spiritually and psychologically.
So, here's a question? Has anyone else avoided the initial weigh in until they are a week or two into changing habits? I've sworn for years the scale is the toughest "machine" in the gym to the psyche. Tomorrow I need to do my first weigh in and I'm ready for the " number reveal" because I know I've made good modifications for a full week. Typically I get bummed out about the number and then eat to soothe the angst of my less than admirable data point! After my weigh in, I will then weigh in occasionally, but like the Spark Coaching states, there are many indicators of weight loss success. Energy level, increased ability to intensify weights or gym machines and the fit of clothes are huge indicators for me. I always balked at Fitbits, etc because truth be told, if the jeans don't fit and I note a intense muffin top in the mirror, what more do I need?? OK...some find the devices helpful, I just don't need another thing to synch, program or analyze that which I already know that stays on my wrist. Did I sleep ok? Well, I know that too when I open my eyes! Sparkpeople is interactive, it is common sense reminders and a vehicle for renewed awareness. I really don't need reward "stickers," but the nutrient/food log analysis is actually quite useful and I enjoy looking at the "pie" chart of Carbs, Fat, Protein analysis for the day. (Don't say pie!)
So here's to another Spark kind of day. Before I weigh in tomorrow, I will wear the lightest clothes, remove my shoes and go to the bathroom, take out my ear buds, remove jewelry.... Admit it. You do it too. Have a great day and celebrate the path to best health.