If it wasn't for spark streaks, I know I wouldn't keep going. Who would have known that such a simple concept of "I'm on a streak, can't break it," would keep me on track. I have tried so many times to lose weight and always have gained it back. I know this time will be different because this time I am using all the tools. Thank you Spark Guy for caring about me.
I don't really like how complicated the SparkStreaks and Team Challenges are. They don't sync well, and they should. The Team Challenges require you to go to a special page and enter exact amounts of data, that should already be recorded, because you've done it in the fitness minutes area or the SparkStreaks page. So it's all messed up. I hope SparkPeople learns to sync it better, because it's really a pain the way they have it.
I loved the concept of tracking streaks.. until the day I forgot to record a day's entry. I didn't realized I hadn't entered it until the following week, and the Spark system wouldn't let me update it. To have a months-long streak end because of a purley technical restriction was more than a little disappointing.. and the end of tracking streaks online for me. I have exercised at least 10 minutes a day since February 20 2011.. but you won't find a streak for it.
11/3/2011 1:54:08 AM
This is sooo coincidentally scary, in a good way, lol! I just recently posted a blog that highlighted one of my sparkstreaks! Iím currently on day 127 of 10+ min of fitness (which is hiking steps) & counting!! Even on my scheduled rest days, I have 10 mins to spare! And itís all bcz I purchased ďThe SparkĒ, an amazing, motivational & inspiring piece of reading material. When I read how he & his coworker had parted ways, she was determined to start her own streak, which she did bcz she was inspired by Chrisí streak.. She dropped like a bit over 50 I believe. Even though Chris had heard that she had lost weight, when he had finally seen her he sounded like he was proud of her. I mean by reading the book you can just kind of envision it! Why wouldnít he. Anywho, itís all bcz of Chris (SparkGuy) that you, me & millions of others are spreaking too, lol. SP ROCKS! Thx Chris (SparkGuy) (:
I love SparkStreaks, it helps a lot with coming online every day and tracking things. There are some days I'm tired at the end of the day and don't feel like logging in, but the SparkStreaks make me do it anyway, because I don't want to lose the current count :) It's a good way to be pushed forward.
I agree...who would think a 55-year-old woman would get excited about SparkPoints, Awards and SparkStreaks. But I do! They have helped me with my fruits and vegetables and most of all, have helped me to give up diet soda, which I never thought I could do. Unfortunately, I didn't realize until last week that even though I had set it as a goal the end of May...and have stuck with it since May 30th...it didn't set it as a SparkStreak.
Now I have to work on the exercise part...that has been a huge struggle for me.
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