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7/29/17 1:27 P

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There is not a option for real foods and Spark Plans are no good, if you check the bottom,carbs, fat and protein change greatly everyday and they do not stick to their advised 50% carbs, 30% fat and 20% protein, sometimes it can be 70% carbs. or 10% protein. I change it greatly in advance.I eat 25% protein and 25% fat to lower my fat intake, Dr. said not enough protein.

I have chronic kidney disease and low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years..I am 54 years old. I am starting the Fall Challenge ,Firecrackers Team,on P.S.T. My exercise plan is 2400 minutes a month.I do walking, ride the bike at the gym 65 minutes, 3 times a week & go ice skating for 90 minutes 2 times a week for people over 50. My name is Linda. WEight is not accurate, it was weught 2 weeks a go but went up & down. Will track on the weekend & majke the loss accurate.


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6/29/17 9:12 P

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I use the Spark People plans but delete the non food items & substitute with real food, that way I do not have to do the complete menu only the unhealthy items. I use copy to put some days meals for another day. It does not have to be the same meal, one time it can be on your lunch menu & copy it to another day for supper. You must use delete & not substitute one item for another. This also helps when I have leftovers from one meal.

I have chronic kidney disease and low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years..I am 54 years old. I am starting the Fall Challenge ,Firecrackers Team,on P.S.T. My exercise plan is 2400 minutes a month.I do walking, ride the bike at the gym 65 minutes, 3 times a week & go ice skating for 90 minutes 2 times a week for people over 50. My name is Linda. WEight is not accurate, it was weught 2 weeks a go but went up & down. Will track on the weekend & majke the loss accurate.


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4/12/15 7:36 A

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4/6/15 9:57 P

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Bummer about the co-workers, but glad you're able to stick to your goals.

Rebecca

He drew a circle that shut me out--
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
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4/6/15 7:18 P

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I have been slowly adding whole foods to my favorites. I had lentils and quinoa for dinner and mixed in pecans and cranberries. My co-workers make fun of the whole foods I bring to work but I just ignore them. I am the one who is going to have good health in the long run.

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3/27/15 6:28 P

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I have found that it's worth the effort, the first time you have a meal with whole foods ingredients, is that after you take the time to enter everything, save it as a GROUP. Then you can use the group when you have that meal again. I have been slowly building my groups. It takes awhile, but once you build it along with your favorites, it speeds up your tracking.

Hope this helps.

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1/3/14 11:38 A

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I found it easiest just to write my own food plan and then individually track each ingredient and save it to my favourites. It's initially very time consuming, which suck, but alas SP doesn't cater to us whole foodies yet

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DUSTYPRAIRIE's Photo DUSTYPRAIRIE Posts: 11,125
1/3/14 7:29 A

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The best I can tell you is that once you do the search there is then an option available to not show fast foods. It's not the same thing, but does help reduce ridiculous options.

My peeve is the recipes. So many contain canned ingredients. If there was a simple way to just exchange one ingredient without having to re-write the entire recipe I'd be very happy. My solution: use other sources.

A goal without a plan is just a wish.


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1/1/14 5:46 P

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I don't know a way to set this up. Seems like an awful lot of things come up with the processed food first (I think what comes up first is what has been tracked most frequently). My solution is that once I find the real food version, I put it in my favorites, and then when I'm tracking my foods, I search my favorites first. Takes a while, but it's much easier once you've gotten your most common foods into your favorites list.

Rebecca

He drew a circle that shut me out--
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
-Edwin Markham

www.fitbit.com/user/24NZF7


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12/22/13 12:27 P

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Is there a way to set the food tracker to give only suggestions using whole foods? Like I don't want to use I can't believe it's not butter spray, I would rather use real butter or olive oil or something but I don't want to have manually change everything. If I have to do that I will just go write my own meal plans.
Thanks!

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