Thank you all for your suggestions....I will definitely use them.....
2/13/13 10:48 A
I think the app will help tremendously. I'm a full time graduate student, full time college recruiter, mom, and wife so I understand where you're coming from. I log mine immediately after meals and work outs since it takes no time with the app. Also taking a five minute break from homework to look at the message boards, track your stuff, and connect with others with the same weight loss goal always helps me want to track.
I don't log my foods on SP. instead I use an app called MyFitnessPal. I love this app because I have several friends who use it and we can monitor each other and encourage each other. Since I don't use a FB account, this is my way of social networking. Since logging my food and exercise is a social activity, I'm much better at remembering to do it.
I will also log my food in advance if I know what I'm having. For instance, if I pack my lunch, I'll enter it early so I don't forget anything. It also keeps me on track and prevents me from snacking unnecessarily.
You could also try leaving yourself a sticky note where you're sure to see it. On you bathroom mirror so that you can log foods before bed, maybe? In your laptop bag or backpack?
Just pick what seems to work best for you and remember that it takes a couple of weeks for a habit to really sink in.
2/12/13 6:27 P
In addition to the geat suggestions below, it helps me if I plan out my meals in advance. I don't know if you're able to do so, but I sit down every sunday and plan out our meals for the week (and then grocery shopping. That way I can track ahead a bit and it makes my life easier when it comes to cooking/deciding what to eat!
2/12/13 12:34 P
There are a lot of things you can do! It's just another form of training :) For one, you can set an alarm on your phone. Any kind of association you can make between your everyday life and Spark, like every time you think to yourself "I'm hungry", you can think "Oh, I should log in and track my food". Log in every day at lunchtime, with your morning beverage of choice. I like to write blogs, and I find that the prospect of logging in to see if someone commented on them is exciting to me... Pick your poison :)
My life is full of stuff all the time. I am 32 years old a full time student about to transfer, very involved in clubs, and my personal life a war zone. My health is not the greatest and I am trying a life style change. However here is my problem, I forget to login in everyday to log my food and things. How can I remind myself better. I just got the app on my phone so I am hoping that helps.
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