Thanks for all the comments! And, Linda, it was a great idea to post the question where it might get a bit more attention -- I had also put a similar post on the "techie" message board!
For my own nutrition tracking I don't track by recipe or by meal very often; it's pretty much food by food (although I do use the "food groupings" feature and then edit . . . and the "faves" of course -- to make things a bit faster). Still nutrition is taking me a lot of time.
But although I also do exercise quite a lot (slowly rebuilding stamina after health treatments) the nutrition tracking and weighing myself regularly do remain the number one things I HAVE to do to maintain my weight loss and avoid "weight creep" . .. How I envy those of you who don't!!
And more points would help: I need all the motivation that I can get!! For example, extra points for posting breakfast entries would help remind me NOT to skip breakfast -- a specific slot for mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks, between breakfast and lunch and between lunch and dinner would also help remind me to eat regularly throughout the day -- and I love the suggestion of "extra" points for balancing the carbs/proteins/fats also -- which is hugely helpful for me in avoiding hunger.
SP is a truly terrific site: appreciate it so much, I can't resist making a few suggestions that might make it even better!
| current weight: 142.0