Fitness Minutes: (11,796)
5,855 3/12/13 11:17 A
I record everything that crosses my teeth. I am probably considered sort of a boor when I am outside the home since I use my iPhone to track right after eating/drink anything. If so, that is too bad. Its my body, my health and I will take steps I feel are necessary to maintain it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
3/12/13 11:12 A
My suggestion would be to write things down. Make a list of commonly-used items, and keep it for reference, if you need to do so.
Even if you take your laptop and just keep the list in a document there, without having to go online, it may help.
I'm sure others may have better suggestions.
3/11/13 10:49 P
Most definitely. It is my number one tool to keep me on track.
Fitness Minutes: (1,149)
3/11/13 12:53 P
Tracking prevents from wanting to see high caloric numbers. I am definitely more mindful about what I eat.
Fitness Minutes: (24,637)
3/11/13 12:43 P
Tracking is the only way to review and keep yourself straight!!
I lost all the weight I needed to, but I still feel like I need to track everyday. It really has been helpful for me. You have to be honest though. When I first started tracking I wasn't honest. It took me 9 months to get honest and stop cheating myself. As soon as I started honestly tracking the pounds just flew off. I realized that I really did need to measure out all my food and be accountable. The only person I was being dishonest with and cheating on was myself.
Fitness Minutes: (2,155)
3/11/13 10:28 A
Routine might help. If you have a bunch of meals/snacks that you've been eating regularly and you already know how many calories they each have, how big the correct portion is, and so on, then it'd just be a matter of mixing and matching on any given day to get the right total amount -- you won't have to guess or look things up online as much since you'll already know. And then you could still track on paper to keep yourself honest, of course.
3/11/13 9:37 A
Tracking seems to be a key for me as well, which has me a little worried. I don't have a smart phone and in the summer I won't have my laptop as readily available. ... well not so much the laptop but I spend a lot of time at a summer house where we do not have internet access..... any other ideas how to track? I find I get lazy if I have to look it all up and right it down. I guess that's just an excuse. If that is my only option, I guess that's just what I will have to do!
Fitness Minutes: (15,174)
3/11/13 9:27 A
I tracked and was successful at reaching my goal weight....then I thought I could maintain on my own without tracking. The problem (at least for me) was the little things I forgot to add in. And before I knew it, I was right back where I started. So I am back and for me it's going to be all about tracking, tracking, and then more tracking!
3/11/13 9:10 A
when I'm too busy to do any other sparking I always to my food and fitness tracking.
I'm so glad I got back into tracking my calories,fitness, and water. sparkpeople makes it so easy with everything on one easy site.
Fitness Minutes: (82,255)
3/11/13 8:01 A
Studies have shown that 90 percent of people do not achieve their goals due to non tracking. It works when you can see exactly what goes in your mouth
3/11/13 6:33 A
There are times I want to just throw it all in and rely on what I've learned, and then I think I'm too nervous to NOT track.
Well, I'm due to go on a business trip next week. Last year, around the same time, with some of the same people, we met (we only do it once yearly, at the most).
So, I decided to go back in my spreadsheet (I keep a weekly track of my weight and usually measure monthly, but that's not always the case - sometimes I miss doing that).
I had been getting a little discouraged lately, because I was maintaining and not losing, but I tried to think positively by saying I was practicing for maintenance, and things would even out again when I was able to get on my bike or do more outside activities. Plus, I've been through so much stress regarding my employment situation since last fall - I was thankful I hadn't gained, instead.
So, back to my original purpose: I checked my weight as compared to the same time last year - and I'm 28 pounds less than then! I didn't even really realize it, although I did notice that the clothing I bought then is now loose on me.
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