I just read a heat blog on one of my teams, and it struck me as absolutely brilliant! MPETERSON2311 came up with a list of 20 things to do instead of eat.
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I have absolutely nothing going on this week. For the first time in a long time, my calendar has lots of clear space. No lunch or dinner out with friends or family, no celebrations, no out-of-town trips, no events of any kind, nothing. Finally... Read more
The more I use the SPARK food tracker, the more I learn. Just when I think I have it all figured out, I find something new. Recently, I was checking through the message boards to see what ideas SPARKERS had for using the food tracker, and I foun... Read more
Well, I did! I have been continuing to exercise even though it is crazy hot here, and I continue my efforts to track and stay within my calorie range. Not that I have reached perfection with tracking – not even close – but I still continue to w... Read more
One of the keys to weight loss success is eating a healthy and filling breakfast. During the colder months, my go-to breakfast is most often some variation involving oatmeal. This SPARK article included not only information on why oatmeal is a h... Read more
In my last blog, I outlined a plan for myself to help form the habit of consistently tracking what I eat and staying within my calorie range. I quickly discovered that I needed to add some additional steps to my plan: make the commitment to be m... Read more
I have been losing and gaining the same 10 pounds for months now, and I had just about convinced myself that I just can’t do this weight loss thing. Then I came across this article about how habits are formed blogs.ucl.ac.uk/hbrc/201 2... Read more
Well, that was easier than I thought it would be! I am so glad I decided to ask my fellow Sparkers for advice. You came through for me yet again!
I checked out the recommended link with the comparisons, and that helped considerably. Read more
I got some great responses to my last blog asking for your thoughts and recommendations about Fitbit. All in all, people agree that it would be a good investment, and the Ultra Fitbit looks like it might have the most potential for me. In additi... Read more
My next tracking challenge is to track my steps, aiming for at least 10,000 a day. I am sold on the benefits, but I haven’t had much success finding the best way to keep track of those steps. I have tried several pedometers, and they worked for ... Read more
I hardly ever blog over multiple days, but this has been a very helpful experience. I focused on something I really wanted to work on and got some amazingly insightful and supportive feedback. I now feel ready to take on a second week of trackin... Read more
I am more a reader and responder on SP, but this week I have done a series of blogs on tracking. As I knew I would, I got a lot of excellent advice and encouragement to help me out. I could not ask for a more caring and supportive group.
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Day 5, still tracking, and reflecting on how I can improve. Well, it has been a smooth week so far, and I haven't run into any obstacles to success. However, next week I have several things coming up – three meals out and a dinner party at my ho... Read more
Day 4, and I am feeling pretty successful in terms of tracking. It really gives me a chance to focus on my food choices and see where I can improve. More protein, less carbs is one thing I am looking at, but I also am looking for ways to increas... Read more
My focus this week is tracking what I eat. How am I managing to stay on track for three days in a row when that has been such a struggle for me? For one thing, I am part of a team challenge and blogging about it. I certainly want to do my part a... Read more