It does take time to figure some things out. It works for me and hope you find something that works for you.
Bernie from Durango, CO MST
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GOAL: Drop 9 pounds in eight weeks.
Fitness Minutes: (4,045)
12/18/12 9:30 P
I like the Spark site to keep track of my fitness and weight. At times I do find it hard to track what I eat. If I have it in my favorites its great but if I don't I have to input everything. But...once it in my favs it's great.
Weight loss is a day at a time process
12/18/12 9:19 P
Good luck to you. I wouldn't give SP up for anything. This site saved my life. Literally.
You need to do what works for you. I use this site pretty much only for tracking fitness minutes. Today is the first day I'm posting to the message boards! For some reason, I like earning Spark Points. ;-)
It looks like you've been here awhile -- 112 posts? So you tried it and you didn't like it. Hopefully something out there is what you want. Good luck!
Fitness Minutes: (236,320)
8,549 12/18/12 6:50 P
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It's really not that hard. Try it a little longer. Spark People is AWESOME!!!!!!
Janie Garcia Moreno
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Good luck wherever you land.
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15,051 12/18/12 5:59 P
been here 3 years and I love it and not hard just have to learn how it works and ask bloggers
All in good time...and with the help of my friends.
Fitness Minutes: (183,791)
18,699 12/18/12 5:54 P
Hate to see you go. But if your not happy and feel it's best to leave, I wash you all the best. Bye!
12/18/12 5:05 P
IDK.. I think you get out as much as you put in. If you don't put in the time, you won't figure it out.
Sounds like the OP would like to be persuaded to stay (or else they would have just left...) ...so stay. Ask questions if you don't know how... we'll help! Make your spark page. Join some teams. Don't give up quite yet.
Edited by: LUANN_IN_PA at: 12/18/2012 (17:07)
�We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.� ~ Randy Pausch
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12/18/12 4:49 P
I was the same way when I first joined. It took me a long time to enjoy it because I dont have the patience to navigate here and there. I think you should give it more time and try all the tools. Im sure you'll love it!
Fitness Minutes: (727)
12/18/12 4:43 P
I dont use a lot of this site.. I mainly use it to ask questions and just track my weight. It gives me a calorie range and I track my workouts other then that...
It works for me and I hope you find what works for you.
12/18/12 4:22 P
I sometimes think this site is at least as much about getting members to spend time on the site as it is about healthy living - in fact, that was one of my 1st impressions of the site. However, I do like many of the tools and have met some wonderful people here, so I use it as needed and ignore the rest.
I hope you'll find something that works better for you, and soon! Good luck.
I really only use sparkpeople for the message boards. The way I eat it too difficult to track. I eat raw and some of the veggies are just not on the site or the kinds of things I put in the salad. I can't really create recipes, because even though i may make the same kinds of things, I always add or subtract from the recipe depending what i have in the house. I also don't spend a lot of time measuring since most of what i eat are veggies. I do measure the nuts. I do a green smoothie every morning, but again depending what I have in the house, it changes. It's a lot of trouble to go to recipe builder and put everything together because tomorrow I could have a similar one but change the almond milk to coconut milk or add pineapple and take away the banana.
But that is me.
Fitness Minutes: (344,172)
12/18/12 1:18 P
I can see where a particular Bourgeois spark coack may negatively affect someone and cause them to consider leaving due to the iannpropriately changed Bourdeois coaches responses and actions. I am too stubborn to succumb to such an imbecil.
It took me time to figure it out too, but anything worth doing takes time. Give it a chance, and ask for help. The coaches have been very helpful to me when I asked questions on the message boards. Hope you find help before you quit.
The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
I've tried, honestly I have, but I find this site extremely difficult to navigate. I can't get my trackers set up the way I want them. I'm going to have to go somewhere else. I really wish I could make it work. I know it works for thousands of people, but my mind is very linear and this site is not. It's just too jumbled and confusing.
Goodbye. I'd like to say it's been fun, but it hasn't.
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