Why I Seldom Spark Anymore
Saturday, November 02, 2019
I'm not upset about anything to do with SP, I want to make that perfectly clear. I've just decided to face reality and stop the insanity. I've been sparking for years, and if it actually worked for me, I would be at goal weight and maintaining. I'm far from either. You know the definition of insanity...doing the same thing and expecting different results. So, I'm done.
Truth be told, SP is my social media of choice. I'm not big on facebook or any of the others. This is where I spend my time socializing. Hours and hours and hours of time. If I want my health to improve, something has got to give. I have to find something new that is more productive than the socializing I do here.
SP is like an addiction for me. Many of the things I do on it seem to be more about getting the points than anything else. The only true benefits I have received are the sparkfriends I have made. While I love my sparkfriends, I would probably be better off making friends I can interact with face to face. I have lots of acquaintances and co-workers, be no friends that I socialize with. I confide to people here, but there is no one I can really talk to in person. I recognize that this is not healthy, and I need to spend more time in the real world.
I still plan to keep my account open, and will visit from time to time, but not nearly as frequently as I have in the past. No more challenges for me. They just end up being another time suck with no physical rewards.
I know changes have to be made if I want my health to improve, and I'm struggling to do that. I follow guidelines, but they just aren't working for me. Research says to burn more calories than we consume. I have tracked religiously for years, and when I pour over those records, they show that I consistently burn 500-1000 more calories per day than I take in, yet I do not lose weight. I'm at a loss as to what to do.
My first plan of action is to cut way back on computer time other than what I have to do for work. No more hours of computer for entertainment, unless I'm too sick to do anything else. I do plan to do a little bit of sparking, but I have got to get the mindless hours of it under control.