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Using what I need...

Monday, February 25, 2013

Since I've noticed a larger number of people posting comments on my blogs, I thought I might take this time to explain a little bit about my philosophy.

You may notice that I don't track my food or my fitness. This isn't because I don't work out and it's certainly not because I don't eat. I just feel like Sparkpeople gives me some of the things i really need: a place to blog, the teams, the challenges and the articles to name a few.

However, tracking my food and seeing how many actual calories I put in each day is actually a demotivator for me. Let me explain...when I plan my food for the day (and yes, I do plan my food purposefully) I don't look specifically at the calories and other nutrition info. I just plan portions of proteins, veggies, fruits and other stuff (good for you stuff). However, if I track all that, come out either under or over where I'm supposed to be but have a cookie on lunch? no....lets just not go there. I just don't do it. Cause once that number goes over the "recommended daily intake" blah blah blah, then I feel like a failure for that day.

Luckily I figured this out early in using Sparkpeople this time around. In regards to the fitness minutes, it's the same deal. I don't hit a certain goal, I feel like a failure.

It may seem silly, but so far it seems to have been working!

I guess I just felt the need to put that out there...maybe because I may be a team captain for one of the challenges on my team...maybe because I'm a committee member for planning the Missourians Spark Rally...maybe just because I felt bad that I wasn't utilizing everything on the site and this was my way to justify it to my readers as well as myself. Whatever the actual reasoning behind this blog tonight was, it's out there and I'm glad!

So, thanks for reading and may the Spark be with you!

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