I love going through the list of possible SparkPoints and completing as many as possible. It motivates me and keeps me on track at the same time. I have fun earning points to send SparkGoodies to others and it reminds me to track my food, exercise, and to check out various aspects of the site.
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I found that going to My Sparkpoints is a great way to explore all that this site has to offer. Until I read all the ways to get points, I didn't know about Trivia, or Secrets of Success. When I click "view sparkpoints" it reminds me of all the different ways Sparkpeople supports me on my fitness quest, with articles, blogs, teams, recipes. There is such a wealth of info here.
I go to the SparkPoints page each day and line by line, I do what I can to earn points. By doing this, I visit a lot of other blogs, I talk to others in my teams, I engage more on the message boards, and I feel more connected overall. Plus, then I have more SparkPoints to send Goodies!!
I have my start page on my computer set to spark people, so the first thing I see in the morning is this site. Then I go to the sparkpoints and NO MATTER HOW I DID THE DAY BEFORE I go through each step and complete it. It educates me and motivates me to continue taking baby steps that I know will make a difference. I have time because I've made TAKING CARE OF ME my second job - and I'm worth it!
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