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BLOGGING and TEAM CHAT for WEIGHT LOSS. Yes it is important! Let me tell you why.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hi, guys everywhere!

Some time ago, I learned something important about Sparkpeople.
Blogging and posting on my team challenge chats was not what it appeared to be, just another time filler. A read an SP article many years ago. It told me to blogging is a powerful way to lose weight. At that time I scoffed it off saying, "I don't have the time". I was surprised to find blogging and team posting was more powerful than I ever imagined.

I am not a daily blogger, but whenever I blog I learn more about myself. There is something about sharing thoughts that teaches and heals. Sometimes I browse blogs. there are times what I read changes my life forever.

I am now doing a challenge. It is intensive. That's what I need right now. One of the requirements is to post on the team chat three times a day. Whenever I get a challenging assignment like that. the first thought that comes into my mind is, "NO, not more work!" It's an initial feeling, but it goes away. The challenge I am on now has me asking important questions like, "What did I do right, last week and what do you need to improve on. how will you do that, what is your plan?"

These are called NSV (Non-Scale Victories), In this case, Non-Scale tasks.
which pose questions that give me something to think about, plan, and do. The chat team "REFLECTIONS"
This week my team chat "reflection" was a review of the weekly results of last week's spreadsheet tracker. I learned to track, not just one, but several goals.

The result: I had no idea wasn't doing enough aerobics to lose weight. Reviewing last week's tracker spreadsheet taught me something. Chatting about it gave it life. I was empowered. I have more motivation. I know what direction I need to go.

I have hope.

Blogging and team chatting is the glue that solidifies our thoughts.

Remember, NEVER GIVE UP!

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  • no profile photo CD1884311
    Very powerful blog. Not being much of a blogger myself, I tend to read others' and give what encouragement or feedback I can to help them along. You certainly don't sound like you're needing that kind of help. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I'll be checking out that team myself. Could always use a bit more inspiration/motivation in that direction.
    402 days ago
    Yes, for a lot of people blogging is an excellent way to help on that positive road. There is far more support and good feedback that gives you food for thought.

    Good one :-)
    419 days ago
    Awesomeness! I blog from time to time. It is a way to gain new aspects and new ideas. emoticon
    421 days ago
    emoticon I didn't mind you sending me your blogs. I read them, although I might not always respond. I am dropping out of the 5% Awesome A challenge for the summer. I will remain in the BLC43 on the Camo Team.

    I just got my Fitbit replaced because it wasn't holding a charge, so they sent me a new one. I am hoping to get that set up today. I hope U R doing well. (HUGS) MA
    421 days ago
    You’re very focused, and so positive. There’s always something new to learn. That’s what makes life interesting. It’s all in a person’s attitude and degree of openness. Great job!
    421 days ago
    Being active on Sparkpeople is more than just being social. I am finding it hard to be active during this time but haven't given up emoticon
    421 days ago
    I am challenged to write at least two blog weekly. With every blog I usually learn something about myself that makes me a little more committed, sometimes guilty, but always realizing I can improve by constantly seeking for more ways we can help each other. Never be afraid to put yourself out there for your Spark Friends. It should never be about just me and always for loving others! Great and keep your blogs coming! emoticon emoticon
    421 days ago
    I recently started writing to my Spark blog, but not in such a focused way.
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  • no profile photo CD25551981
    Glad it works for you
    421 days ago
    That's great that it's working for you!
    Keep up t he good work!
    422 days ago
  • BDMACE1967
    I write a journal but I have never blogged. IDK if I'm afraid of what people will think of my personal thought s or if I am just not social enough to put my thoughts out there. But whatever the reason, writing does help me stay focussed. Powerful!
    422 days ago
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