When I first began my quest for a healthy lifestyle I put a star
on a wall calendar and wrote how many days in a row I had taken a walk. There were plenty of days in those early days when I took a walk simply to earn a star and not break a streak. Now that can be done here at SP. I fell in love with all the benefits of workouts and actually now anticipate them.
For nine years I tracked every morsel of food I ate here on Sparkpeople and still track (automatically) my workouts by wearing a BodyMedia Fit monitor. Previously I used a HRM.
I still randomly track a day's worth of nutrition now and then just to make certain I am doing what I think I am doing calorie and nutrient wise.
I am reminded by BMF to measure once a week and that is typically what I have always done. Like you I do notice fluctuations and do sometimes weigh more often that once a week. I randomly take tape measurements but mostly go by how my clothes fit and make certain to wear my 'skinny' jeans at least once a week so nothing sneaks back up on me
The important things you are doing are staying engaged, being resolved and being intelligent about what works for you. I do think the strategies you mentioned will help others so Thank you again for sharing.
.....and Happy Dance on your successes
Edited by: REBCCA at: 1/31/2013 (20:31)