SP Premium


Are you Involved or Committed?

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

I've been trying to find a friend that has gone into hiding.

When I looked at a spark team for a particular week, I find
it has 14,000 plus members. A lot of the weekly teams have
that many members. A majority of those new members have set
their pages to private. No big deal, that's their privilege.

The question is: What made them join? Did they want help
and support in their journey? Was it a feel good thing, I joined
and now I'll lose weight?

The active members are really committed to their "lifestyle" change.
They get the support and motivation they are looking for. I am
motivated by their inspiring stories, the recipes they post, the great
meals they have taken pics of and posted.

Just like joining a gym, you commit, you pay, you go, you workout, you
get results. My husband joined a gym about 6 years ago. He committed,
he paid his $30 a month. Did he go? NO, he never set aside the time. He
wasn't as committed as he thought he would be. Finally, after about 5 years,
he finally quit the gym, he finally quit paying the monthly fee. The only
result was he lost weight in his bank account. What good and healthy food
could he have bought that money he "wasted"?

He is committed now, to a healthy lifestyle. He works in his garden, at least
he's moving. The Gazelle is in the Dining Room and the Total Gym is in
the Living Room. He does spend time on them.

I am committed also. I admit I haven't been "on track" as much as I was in
the beginning, but I am committed.

? In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, what's the difference between the Chicken and the Pig?
Ans: The Chicken is involved, but the Pig is committed!

Are you involved or committed!!

Deanna in Dacula, GA
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • LUCYLIN101
    Hahahah!! I loved your blog and I am as committed as a pig in a blanket!
    I read the success stories! I dream, I wish. But I am learning to have vision for myself.. I see myself at the end. I see the scale as a friend that keeps a check on me. I see my body functioning fully the way it was meant to with good fuel every day. I see me helping and motivating others through the struggles I have had.
    I plan to give this effort 110% and I feel this excitement at thinking about just what I am capable of.
    I wish you the best and I hope you are a Pig like me!!! Committed every oink of the way!

    3414 days ago
    I'm afraid I've been in the "involved" category rather than "committed" for the past few months. Trying to turn that around and I'm seeing some results.
    3422 days ago
  • no profile photo BRANDTSGIRL
    I like this good post, very good...my saying is this "Do or do not for there is no try"
    3425 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.