After hours on SparkPeople yesterday, I find that I will be unable to let it monopolize my time, though I wouldn't mind if it did. This is an AWESOME website. I love the nutrition tracker and that I can put the organic foods that I buy into it if it's not already listed. The articles are fantastic, and I was able to download and save this kick-ass Glycemic Index chart with current updates to it. And the support here is excellent. But no matter how tempting it is to stay here for 5 hours a day, I really have to limit it to just a couple hours daily ... 3 at most, because I have other matters to tend too. But at least now I'm feeling more motivating to take care of business. This is like the best website ever!
I hear ya! I work at home so I come to the computer often in the day to log food, exercise and so on, like I just did. I have many friends and am a Spark Motivator too, so some of my social time is actually here on line. It's no worse than spending time on Facebook, in fact it's better!! Spark is way more fun, plus we are all here for the same reason: to get healthy! Since I live in an isolated area I don't feel that having an on line social life is such a horrid thing, but sitting in front of the computer on a gorgeous summer day is insane. So off I go to spend some time outside for a bit (swimming) and then I have some vacuuming to do. Spark ya later! 4315 days ago
Prioritizing is difficult! Today I needed to make an important call, which lead me to following up on another call for services that I needed and been waiting in limbo for 3 months. I am the type of person who believes in prevention problem solving, such as doing things and having stuff in place before an emergency occurs (though some things are just out of our hands). I have learned to not be a procrastinator so to avoid operating in Crisis Mode which so many people fall in to. And all of the letter writing I had to do this morning, followed by researching farmers markets and CSAs in my area and the little bit else I've done today on Spark People, all which were necessary, has burnt me out. I'm so ready for a nap. Since my accident, I get fatigued so easily, and it's not always my body, but my mind. And I didn't eat bad today. Just some broiled salmon and a nice bed of green leafies. I ate healthy yesterday, so it has to be from the stress this morning. And this week I still have to search for some paperwork for my attorney. I wish I could hire someone temporarily to help me organize my home. :'(
So this is a sample of why I can't live on this website .. because I have so many other things going on, and my brain juice only goes so far since I was in my accident. But I'm glad I'm here doing what I can, because I'm going to need a lot of support to keep me going. Thanks for reading. 4315 days ago
I hear you... I could stay on this site all day, but I have to remember that it is a sedentary activity (like watching TV). Sometimes you just have to turn it off and get on with your day. 4316 days ago
Oh I thought I was the only one :=) But I am having toscale back to a couple of hours as my life is picking up greatly in other areas and I will not have the luxury of time. But like you I so lovethe articles. I have yet figured out the nutrion tracker, so I do not use it.
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