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Monday, June 10, 2013

Not really sure what to write here. But I thought I'd give it a try anyway :)

I'm terrible about starting things and not following through... hoping I can break that habit.

So far, I've installed the app, linked my sparkpeople to my fitbit account, and started tracking my food. At this point, I'm not even trying to eat healthy -- I'm just getting what I'd normally get and trying to enter it faithfully. Facing the facts about what I'm actually eating is a bit sobering. Looking up the values for some of my fast food choices has been eye-opening. But I guess that is the point... to make you start thinking about things.

I'm also carrying around my fitbit, but not really making a special effort to exercise. I wanted to let it run for a week or so, just to see where I was as a baseline. It's going to be interesting...
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  • ANGGEL40
    emoticon and it's a journey but so well worth it..Good Luck! emoticon
    1747 days ago
    I think it's a great idea to take a week and assess.

    I've quit many a weight loss program in my life, but I've been with Spark for over a year. I'm losing slower than I would like, but since I"m edging toward 50 and don't want to set myself up with failure by always feeling deprived, I'm proud of that 35 pounds I've lost.

    Best of luck on your journey!
    1747 days ago
    Little changes can change everything.

    1748 days ago
    welcome. let the fitbit be your guild. each day try to do a better better than the day before. use it a challenge... like I have to get 2500 steps in before lunch.

    I had mine for year now and it challenges me each day
    1748 days ago
    I too am a new spark person! Keep is surprising how the calories can sneak up on you in a day! It is good to be aware, and when you are ready you will get on plan with your daily healthy requirements. It's fun emoticon and there are great quizzes and articles to keep you on track too! emoticon Lots to learn to be a sparkster!
    1748 days ago
    Glad you are here! emoticon
    1748 days ago
    I think you're smart to baseline your eating and exercise habits. Peruse the site for a little while and get up a good head of steam. Don't try to make every change all at once. Prioritize, execute, then add as you build success. This is a great site for information and encouragement. I hope you find it as helpful as I have,
    1748 days ago
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