I just needed a breather

Monday, October 05, 2009

I'm back...sort of...

I needed/still need a breather from the intensity that I initially started with on SP. I love this site, but my natural tendencies to obsess are really being fed by all the lists and opportunites to track and it has NOT been healthy for me.

Frankly I'm just plain worn out from keeping track of everything I do. So for now NO MORE POINTS except for the accidental ones I get for blogging or updating my status. If it's going to be an actual lifestyle change; its gotta feel natural and good and right now my approach to the points has been neither good nor natural...

I'll continue to work out and eat well and in a month, I'll reconsider the trackers. But for now I need to back off the lists and points and obsession.

I really appreciate the folks who have checked in and/or commented during my short absence! All is well in the grand scheme of things. I do need to tell you guys about my experience a couple weeks ago at the Field of Screams, Mountville PA. My psyche is scarred, ok maybe not, but still... it was SCARY!
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    By no means am I saying the trackers, articles, etc aren't all really great, because I def think they're fantastic tools! And I'm DEF not saying anyone else should follow my example; PLEASE keep doing what works best for you! What I find most beneficial is the wonderful community of people I've found here and I want to keep reaping the benefits of all the support :)
    4316 days ago
    i will still track my food cause i have to or i will gain..but i am tired of tring to read all the articals and do everything to get all the points....i have tried to pull away cause i would rather spend my time reading my book or checkingout mental floss again...i still wantt to come here and blog and stuff but i want to pull back as well.....good luck to us all
    4316 days ago
    even on days I say to myself "it's ok not to track today" I still end up coming on and plugging in my numbers! I don't go after all the other spark points quite as madly, but I am definitely addicted to the Nutrition tracker. I think I'm ok because I have time to do it and it's really working for me. I understand that you need to back off a bit. take care of yourself and check back in sometimes to let us know how you are doing.

    4316 days ago
    You definitely have to do what's really going to work for you! Keep on trucking beautiful :) Love you!
    4316 days ago
    I've been fiddling with same thought as well. I worry that it's complacency though... I may as well try it. If I gain I'll go back to tracking I guess...
    4316 days ago
    Me too with the trackers, if this is a lifestyle then I need to know I can monitor myself without the trackers! I certainly don't want to think I need to track for the rest of my life!

    They're good to use on the odd occasion for checking anything unfamiliar otherwise the general 'eat and live healthy' rule will carry you through.

    Good luck and keep that willpower and focus! emoticon
    4316 days ago
    Crikey, we seem to have made that decision at the same time! I'm more or less back full time teaching and just can't afford the time to keep claiming the odd point here and there, so, apart from accidents, and login and basic tracking, I'll be chasing points a lot less, too.
    Glad you're ok and checking in occasionally, tho- I miss your clever and insightful blogs, but you already knew that! :)

    4316 days ago
  • NUTTE1
    Glad to see you 'back' and as someone who has A-type tendencies that can get in the way more than they can help - I totally get it.

    4316 days ago
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