I am just starting back with SparkPeople and am amazed at how difficult the tiny steps can be for me. I need to get back in the habit of really hydrating myself and putting conscious effort into moving each day. I haven't even gotten to the food part yet. There is a part of me that is very "all or nothing" so doing small steps feels useless, but I know it isn't. At this point, ANY healthy changes are welcome!
Fitness Minutes: (23,490)
38 4/14/13 9:32 A
I need to get 8 glasses in as well. It's a challenge for me too!! I get so busy during the day I forget to drink. Although I have gotten into herbal teas lately and that should count, right?
One of my fast break goals is to drink 8 glasses of water per day. Sometimes we get carried away with what we think a glass really is. Our meals have not only super sized but so has our dishes and glasses.
When I measured 8 oz, I was surprised at how little that really was. I am used to drinking out of a water bottle which is 16 oz. Some how I had started to think, "I need to drink 8 of these." I caught myself and laughed. I really would float away if I did this.
I drink water water with the occasional Diet Ginger-ale or Diet Tea. I need to remember to measure. This is a manageable goal but I need to plan and make an effort to make sure I get my 8 glasses in.
Remember that we all struggle from time to time, but especially when we are trying something new. Your FastBreak goals should challenge you, but should not be so difficult that you can't achieve them. If 8 glasses a day is too much to start with, make it a goal to drink a glass in the morning, and one at each meal. Then add in more from there (or start using a bigger glass).
Great job on the bike miles - that's fantastic!
Fitness Minutes: (2,544)
1,378 4/13/13 12:10 A
My calorie range is pretty low and I struggle to eat at my low range of calories which is where I tend to lose weight. I also have a goal to get in more calcium and I sometimes have problems with that so I have started a supplement. Be kind to yourself because change is not easy.
My goals right now are trying to eat less sugar because when I start eating a lot of desserts and sugar I stop eating other healthy things. I had gone three days in a row but I broke the streak today. Oh well, tomorrow is a new day I guess :)
Hi, this is my first time posting on here. I'm working on the fast break section and spark coach today. I didn't do too well this week as I wanted to do with my goal section, but I look forward to doing better this upcoming week. Does anyone else struggle getting in all of their water in? I do for some reason. I'll have to start carrying my tumbler with me. I'm a bit frustrated. I went 10 miles on the exercise bike last night, the most I've ever done, and I gained a pound. I don't know if 10 seems like a lot but I was proud until I stepped on the scale. I made this enchilada casserole which I'm guessing was what did it, the sodium, even though it was a spark recipe. Anyway, I am in the process of restarting my journey and I know there is just absolutely no point in beating up myself anymore. Sometimes I just get really overwhelmed when I think of all of my goals, but I know I need to take it one step at a time. How about you, are there any goals you struggle with? Wishing everyone a fun and healthy weekend. Take care.
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