What do you do with your points?

  • 2924 days ago

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    So I've been a member for just over a week, I have completed some challenges, and have been logging my food and exercise, but what do you do with your points?

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  • 2907 days ago

    I think your points just help you level up so far. It's a way of tracking your fitness 'XP', I suppose.
    It's like a game! Which makes it fun and motivational for me. :D

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  • 2907 days ago

    It would be great if we had a rating system for comments, so if someone posted a helpful comment other users would be able to thumb it up and the poster would get 1 point/XP (I call it XP lol)

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  • 2904 days ago

    I just joined, but I like that when I hit a certain point total and reach the next level I can get a reward. I'm using the points as a goal to get to that yummy pizza when I hit level 3! (I chose to skip level 2 because after day 1, I was almost there, and I didn't want to blow my healthy eating with a pizza so quickly!)

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  • 2904 days ago

    I like the game aspect w/the reward etc. and even if that's all there is I'd find it pretty motivating. But I'd like to see, in addition to giving ourselves a reward, that maybe SK could partner up with some health conscious companies for coupons toward paying for our rewards--like a certain amount off for an itunes song or album, an Amazon discount on Kindle books or something else on the site, or a discount on a movie ticket. Obviously there won't always be a coupon for what we want to do (even if cheat meals are a reward option I just don't see a health site hawking Ben & Jerry's) but this way they get extra income from marketing to help keep the site free in addition to being able to add more features. We also wouldn't always have to pay full price for our rewards. This may, however, only get implemented when the system can localize the rewards because of item availability, etc.

    It's also been mentioned elsewhere in the forums that using the points as virtual currency to "buy" items to soup up one's profile might be a good idea (eventually). I also think that in the spirit of encouragement it would also be cool if eventually we could send people virtual "gifts" to others with our points--say for when they level up or meet a challenge.

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