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Tiptoe-ing back in

Monday, June 12, 2017

Days turned into weeks, and weeks into months - until I found my way back here and realized that it's been over a year since I left. Over a year since I tracked, since I visited blogs of kindred spirits, since I dumped my thoughts out in a blog.

What happened? I'm a little ocd (self-diagnosed!), and Spark became a bit of an obsession. I started caring a little too much about those points adding up, a little too much about trying to blog every night. This lovely place turned into a time sink that took away from family and work, and I stepped away to make time for reality. What I intended to be only a short time so quickly morphed into an entire year - how did that happen?

Well, I'm back - and hopefully a little wiser now. Work has been challenging but I've shifted from dreading to ... well, almost relishing some of it. There's a lot to be said for growing a year older and caring less what other people think. I'm going to be outright dangerous if I make it another decade!

Now off to check on some friends - I hope you are all doing well!
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  • FITNIK2020
    I read Buttonpopper below and could not say it better. You don't need to be here all the time, whatever works for you. I'm happy to see you here.
    1347 days ago
  • FITNIK2020
    I am very pleased you are back. This can swallow up a chunk of time, but you can carve out your personal Spark style. And odd ? Maybe unique.
    1347 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    I have the same problem! Once I start a Spark session, one thing leads to another and before I know it, two hours are gone. Since my net weight loss has been zilch since I started participating in the community here three years ago, I have really been questioning the rationale for reading and writing and commenting on blogs, or even tracking, as it often seems not to help. I, too, have been too compulsive at SP, and instead of relaxing and casually enjoying the camaraderie of my circle of friends here, I sort of turned all this into an obligation. Still struggling.

    It's great that you care less what other people think. I hope that new attitude lets you stand up for yourself at work and not get railroaded into taking on responsibilities and burdens that rightfully belong to others. I'm sort of semi-retired and don't face that kind of problem now, but I remember "volunteering" way too much when I used to work for an organization.
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    1355 days ago
  • KENDRACARROLL
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    I'm happy to see you back.
    It's very easy to get sucked into "computer things", and it's definitely about balance.
    Best wishes!

    1357 days ago
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    I couldn't be happier that you're back. You're so right, the goal for each year is to be a little bit wiser!
    Fingers crossed, LOL
    1357 days ago
  • 3SISTERS
    Well put. I need to follow the basics and spend little less time with points. I have found that all on here seems to help quite a bit and hard to pull back some
    1357 days ago
  • GRACED777
    Glad you're back.
    1357 days ago
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