Welcome to this site. It's always fun to have new thoughts and comments.
Re your food intake - I found this very difficult first time around - gave up eventually on food tracking, and almost on SparkPeople in total.
Thank goodness I didn't go that whole hog.
Since I've started back to food tracking, I've done mainly the fast tracker (for my fruit and veg). But I'm also trying to get back to grips with the full tracking system, which I know I am going to need at some point.
Try any or all of these ideas, in addition to what you are already doing -
Keep the wrappers, till you've done your day's tracking - then you can add individual entries;
Try and only have to add a couple of things a day, at most, for individual entries - I reckon that's what put me right off, first time around;
Keep a note of what all went into the pan to make your meal (I understand that this could be difficult, in your circumstances, living with family);
Volunteer to do some of the cooking or prep for meals, if you don't do so already - then you'll know better what's in the meal;
Avoid fast foods. Even if you just end up making some toasted cheese for yourself instead - you can determine how much you make, what you use - and it's an easy one to add a portion or two of your daily fruit'n'veg (tomato and pineapple, some finely diced onion, etc);
Check out some of the recipes here;
Keep yourself active, whatever - make sure you dust and sweep your room, take your turn to clean the toilet and shower, do your laundry and ironing, and maybe add in the stuff from the others as well. Whatever - it's all good movement;
Please just don't go too far too fast, or get fed up/put off by the recording. Come back and talk to us about any frustrations or whatever - you'll probably find several folk who've been there and/or can suggest some way around.
Looking forward to hearing more from you.
in Scotland, UK BST
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