Fitness Minutes: (275,874)
3,775 4/27/11 8:52 P
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No, I don't take a break from tracking.
Fitness Minutes: (32,736)
319 4/27/11 8:50 P
I usually take the weekend off. Although sometimes I feel like that could be a mistake…
I’ve been on this site for years and I’ll do good with tracking everything for a while but then I’d burn out, stop caring, and not get back on the site until I’ve gained weight again. I needed to end that cycle! So now I track through the week and give myself a break on the weekend. I’ve been at it this time for almost 5 months now and have done better than I have in the past 10 years.
Tweetibear, you made a wonderful point! Sounds like you’re doing great!!
Fitness Minutes: (28,831)
8,076 4/27/11 8:44 P
I only track during the week not on weekends. The main reason is I usually don't have the time or I'm not at home. But I'm very diligent during the week, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
I'm only into this thing 4 months...and tracking is the single-most reason for my 27 Lb. weight loss so far. Tracking also has allowed me to eat every single food item I love and refuse to give up. And I'm talking cake, candy, ice cream, pasta, pizza here. Tracking lets me eat it WITHOUT cheating. I love Spark tracking. Perhaps after a long time and lots of weight loss I might allow a vacation break or something, but right now I NEED it.
Fitness Minutes: (3,444)
4/27/11 7:47 P
I made myself not track on Easter. I wanted to prove that it wouldn't send me into a mild panic attack and I don't know how to represent 9 hours of hosting in the fitness tracker.
Fitness Minutes: (197,635)
22,293 4/27/11 2:32 P
One of the only times I stopped tracking was while on vacation. I lost weight that week and no history to figure out how/why. After years of tracking I am still very often surprised with the amount it adds up to be.
4/27/11 2:29 P
I'm afraid of failing, so I refuse to let myself cheat on the tracking. I'm only halfway thru to my goal, so I know there will be plenty of time to try that out later. Even when I have a bad day (always on the weekend) I track pretty much everything I ate. It inspires me to be better disciplined the following day.
Fitness Minutes: (41,689)
13,317 4/27/11 2:21 P
Yes I have, but then I have fallen off the wagon after a few days.
Fitness Minutes: (2,670)
4/27/11 2:14 P
Do you ever take a break from tracking and let yourself do it as long as you still feel like your pretty much in control of your eating? Sometimes I've "fallen off the wagon" and not tracked because I knew I had "failed", but sometimes I feel like I'm on a good kick nutritionally and feel balanced and don't need to make myself write it all down and calculate what I pretty much know. Is there a time when a person should just occasionally as long as they are not gaining?
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