Since January, I have been on a new attempt at Sparkpeople, and I've been consistent since January. The first time I tried Sparkpeople I was pretty good with it for a few months out of the excitement about the new program and because I was tickled by the positive feedback and "sparkpoints". But, I fell off and didn't get back for quite some time.
I am analysing what am doing differently this time than last time. Last time I was too perfectionistic and all or nothing in my thinking. If I ate one thing wrong, I would say I might as well binge and start over tomorrow. Also, last time I wouldn't enter my weight if I had gained a pound or two, only when I lost.
Now I am being more realistic and honest with myself. I courageously put down when I gain a pound or two (this happens... our bodies retain water when they want to, etc.) or when I lose. I allow myself treats and just add them to my tracking... even when I go over in calories. And, when I get bored with something, I acknowledge the boredom and try to think of ways to switch things up.
Hopefully this second way of approaching things will be more fruitful than the first.
Edited by: PHOENIX2B at: 4/11/2013 (08:45)
"...Hath I said, and shall I not do it? Or, hath I spoken, and shall I not make it good?" Numbers 23:19
| Pounds lost: 14.1