welcome. I belong to several other groups within SparkPeople and for 2 of them, I am in challenges that I have to report on various healthy living habits and I find that keeps me accountable. In Calling All Canadians, I report what my daily weight was and how much more calories I burned for the day than I consumed. This is done by logging all my exercise for the day and all the food I consumed. I then go to My Trackers and select Reports and then Daily Reports and it will give me a summary of my day - how many calories I ate, what my body fat index number is, how many calories I burned in the exercises I reported completing, how many calories my body burned just living thru the day (this site calculates that for you), and what the calorie differential is. I also have a similar challenge in Motivation Station and it challenges us to report all of the things reported in the report I mention above. I also use under My Trackers, Other Goals and I set up the challenges I am in and other goals I want to meet and then daily go into Other Goals and track what I accomplished - some appear as Streaks and if you miss what you've said you'd do, you lose streak points or something but I'm not really sure how that one works. But I can say that I am very disappointed in myself if the chart shows I haven't been keeping the promises I made to myself or if I have to report them in my challenges. Perhaps such things would help you also. There are so very many groups listed under Community and Spark Teams that it's mind boggling. Best of luck to you in your journey and I hope you find what works for you.
Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada
10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE - If it feels wrong, don't do it; Say "exactly" what you mean; Don't be a people pleaser; Trust your instincts; Never speak bad about yourself; Never give up on your dreams; Don't be afraid to say "No"; Don't be afraid to say "Yes"; Be kind to yourself; Let go of what you can't control; Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible. (unknown)
Lost 48 lbs. in 2012 & 13 but gained 30 back!
Pounds lost: 5.2
Fitness Minutes: (26,023) Posts: 756 9/28/13 4:24 P
Hello my fellow Spark team. I am new to the team but been here on Spark for several years. I love it.
I weighted myself today - up 2 pounds. This is after having a lot of stomach problems and no exercise. Stomach is doing better and I am ready to exercise again. I am ready to track my foods and think before eating. It will be baby steps for my body is one that does not like change and needs slow nudging. It will be done! NO EXCUSES!!!
I look forward to gleaning what I can from you wonderful people and contributing what I can to help.
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