Tuesday, December 08, 2015

You can exercise without videos or spark people or teams, too. And you can diet on your own or from a book. But points are SO MOTIVATING...they're a way of "keeping track" - it's simply not as energizing to do them without points. Why not just print it out and do it....why spend time interacting with other Sparkers, going for milestones, giving and getting goodies? Points don't get you anything, anyway (which is another issue....why can't they get you access to Spark Coach, or some reward that doesn't cost you anything, but would be a feel good incentive for us????)

The bottom line is - why spend time bothering to track, using costly computer data time - YOU CAN'T EVEN KEEP A RECORD OF YOUR PROGRESS THE SECOND TIME. It just keeps saying "points earned".

You used to only go up to level 20...obviously until SO MANY people passed it and had nowhere else to go...so you adjusted and now have levels up to 25. It doesn't cost you ANYTHING to accommodate long time members who want higher levels and rerun challenge points (since there are no new challenges, and developing them would cost manpower time, programming, etc.)

Sometimes we may not have reached our goals with just one run of a challenge. So why not accommodate the point-aholic members and find a way for us to receive points for extending challenge efforts?

Simply not as rewarding without points. I sincerely hope this goes directly to a decision maker.If I had a way of making it go viral on the challenge boards, so there would be an outpouring of support from other challenge-takers, I would.
Should I just post this on every challenge board and see what kind of response it gets? That's generally not my style, but I feel really strongly about this. Have been using SparkPeople since 2011; have maintained my goal weight or below since 2012...but this is an ongoing journey.

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