Tuesday, April 02, 2013
So I've been "re"-active on SP for almost 2 months now and have lost 5 lbs. Although I've significantly increased my activity level and have been much more mindful of calories, this meagre loss is somewhat disappointing. I've re-focused to become process driven, for long term success and it's taken a LOT of determination not to let the scales get to me. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered the reports feature on SP!
Daily Calorie Differential :) It allows you to see calories used vis a vis calories consumed. I've been using this not in a neurotic "better do 15 more minutes of cardio" kind of way, but as a guide to how I'm progressing, to make sure I'm never in the pink.
Calorie Differential Over Time :) It does the same as above, but shows you how you do over time. This showed me the BIG picture (no pun intended). I could see that although I am consistently coming under on a daily basis, the calorie deficit just isn't enough over a week. If I want to see better results, I need to focus on the week as well as the day.
I've told so many people about SparkPeople in the last two months because the resources on here are FANTASTIC!!!!! I'm so grateful to have this resource available to me.
Good luck to every Spark Person out there, who is on the journey to reaching their goals!