I would encourage you to just track your food for a few days until you get a feel for how this site works. Try to make better food choices at each meal, but don't get too caught up in trying to stay within your recommended calorie ranges.
Within a quick week or so, you'll see some pattern to your eating and will be able to quickly decide which habit you'd like to change first.
For example, I love bread and sweets and used to eat them freely. After tracking my eating habits for a week, I saw places where I could replace a bread with a fruit or veggie. Similarly, I found naturally sweet fruits frequently satisfy my craving for something sweet. I learned these two things in the first two weeks on SP.
Also, browse through the Spark teams and look at a few individual pages for ideas. You'll see all sorts of teams and the wide variety of support that is available at this site. Half the teams I've joined I learned about from other people's Spark pages.
Also, don't hesitate to try a team for a week or so to see if it fits your needs. I've been on and off a few teams quickly, when I realized they really weren't for me at this point in my journey. I may want to re-join a team later when I feel like it's a better fit.
Good luck to you!
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." --Mark Twain
I'm trying to stay on track, keeping up with what i eat and , the bad things I've eaten for the holiday, which is no excused, I just need a work out buddy or someone that I can encourage and they encourage me to go farther.
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