Friday, September 27, 2013
Yesterday I reset my nutrition tracker to be responsive on a daily basis, rather than weekly, to my exercise. This morning, after a 35 minute elliptical workout at the Y, it says "You have burned 251 calories today. The more you burn, the more you can eat."
I didn't know it is possible to earn more food with activity on a daily basis on SP. That feature of Weight Watcher tracking was a large part of the reason I switch back to WW tracking from time to time. At our last local SparkPeople team dinner Cyndi and Jane were talking about this SP option. (It is the default now on SP, but an option for those who aren't new.) When I finally saw the option here (Start Menu, Account Preferences), I jumped, even though it warned me that you can't go back. I think it will be really helpful to me on long run days. Tomorrow I'll be running 13 miles, the route of my upcoming half marathon on Nov 9th. I often had trouble sticking to my calorie range on long run day,s and I'd even been told I probably should not stick to my calorie range on such days, but always felt like I was cheating when I went over. So this should help me.
Because of my fall, I got put back to the slowest time improvement Galloway group. It will take us over 3 hours I'm sure tomorrow, starting at 5:30am. I probably will be frustrated with the slow speed, but I'll get in the miles and build back my confidence. I'm proud to report that I've had 6 days of amazing healing. I heal just as fast as my grandkids do. Neat! Left hand is still a bit sore and you could look and find other remnants of the fall, but most people wouldn't even notice now.
I wonder how I will do on the reduced calories on my rest days. May be just fine. Time will tell. If it's a problem I'll come up with a strategy.
Which option are you using? How do you like it? If you've used both, how do they compare?? Wishing you healthy, happy days!