I am happy to hear that you have decided to fine-tune what works for you.
As for me, I think I'll use the same personal goals as I did in August. They worked pretty well for me. I want to log in every day, track my food and water, stay within my calorie range and get in 150 minutes a week.
I must confess, one of the reasons using the nutrition tracker isn't hard for me is that eat pretty much the same breakfast and lunch every work day.
"Eating crappy food is not a reward-it's a punishment."-Drew Carey
I will do what I need to do, in order to be who I want to be.
Has anyone set some personal goals for September? Back to school time in my house means that we add even more activities to the ones that we are already struggling to juggle. I have finally realized that certain aspects of Sparkpeople fit into my life well right now, and unfortunately, others do not.
I try to log in every day and soak up the wisdom and motivation from the articles and blogs. Some of my families favorite recipes have come from here. I love the fact that I can track the amount of water that I drink daily and the amount of exercise that I get. What does not work for me is the nutrition tracker. When I use it, I find my self stressed out beyond belief! With everything else I have going on, I end up giving up the opportunity to take a walk with my DH or at times even forfeit sleep so that I can log everything. My family says that it becomes an obsession, and after taking a step back, I realize that they are right.
So, I have decided for the month of September, I am going to work on fine tuning what works for me. I will log in everyday. I will drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. I will get a minimum of 180 minutes if cardio in and at least 30 minutes of strength training in a week. Before I eat something, I will ask myself how I would feel about logging this in my nutrition tracker and if I will feel eater's remorse later. Most importantly, I will tell myself daily that it is alright that I only utilize what works for me and that the only one that was expecting me to be perfect was me.
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