Do not under estimate the stamina it takes to do what you have done so far. There is so much to learn yet a wealth of great tools to help you automate your personal program. I was just like you in the beginning, and I asked lots of questions and asked them here. You will find the answers are free flowing and very helpful.
I use the meal planner but I don't show any of the suggested meals and just do my own thing. Originally, I was trying to plan a week of meals in advance, but it was more work than I really needed. I now have a general idea of what I want on hand in the pantry and refrigerator and visit the Spark Recipes to get inspiration. I use the meal planner now to enter food usually at the end of the day because I am familiar with the amount of calories I consume throughout the day. I use it to track my water there too. I like the "add food to this meal" feature that I use in combination with the search and favorites feature. I even added my vitamins to the favorites list to make sure I'm getting credit for the full compliment of nutrition. There is also a very neat new report at the bottom of the meal planner page that you can run for any day that you want that breaks down your consumption into nutritional information. It is the the Nutritional Feedback report. Take a look.
Good luck with your goals, and I encourage you to stop by the Oregon Chat Thread to join in on the chatter.
“Don’t be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.”
| Pounds lost: 8.0