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  • Nicole, Thanks for posting. I have been Sparking for a few years. You should add the info on how to copy and paste bar scan information here. Love it! Big time saver! - 4/15/2014 7:39:16 PM
  • Hey GJ I'm soooo with you on the calorie creep up. If I don't track, I keep sneaking little things like a cracker and barely even noticing I've done it!! When I'm thinking consciously of what I have to track, I tend not to be so vague about what I'm eating. - 4/7/2014 9:14:19 PM
  • This is so true! I have tried both ways and found that if I don't track what I eat, I find it harder to lose the weight and when I do use the nutrition tracker, I have no problems losing a pound a week. It is easy to feel like you didn't eat very much but that can be deceiving and the calories add up faster than you think. - 4/7/2014 2:48:18 PM
  • Tracking food does make a difference. I always thought I ate fairly healthy, but learned after tracking that I came up short in fat and protein and was high in carbohydrates. Tracking has helped me loose 20 pounds to date with another 10 to go. - 4/7/2014 2:11:48 PM
  • Really love the nutritional components built into the tracker -- helps me plot what to eat next. - 3/31/2014 3:01:35 PM
  • Myself and a group of coworkers decided to do this with each other. We checked in through email with each other with our meals and exercise for the day. During this time, we all lost weight and I have to admit, I lost the most (go me!), but the moment we stopped, it was over and the weight came back on. - 3/29/2014 12:24:32 PM
  • Over the years I've learned that tracking my food is the ONLY way to go. When I stop (in the past) I started gaining weight.
    Now that I've lost 80 pounds and maintained it for close to a year I'm debating whether to track everything of just dinners and weekends..... - 3/29/2014 7:29:24 AM
  • once I started tracing my food and calculating the fat protein sodium cholesterol and calories I was able to start loosing weight with out starving. Before I was on the feast or famine cycle, neither are healthy. - 3/28/2014 1:59:24 PM
  • I started tracking my nutrition on the SparkPeople online tracker and found that my sodium intake was 3 times what it should be due to eating mostly processed foods. I also found that when I use creamer in my coffee, that I was adding about 1/2 cup to my mug and thinking it was about 4 tablespoons. When I track, I do not snack nearly as much and it helps me to be honest with myself and face down my own fat demons. It really helps! - 3/22/2014 8:32:30 AM
  • i love spark people. The best part is that I am able to track how many calories I eat. I don't go over because I don't want to go over my limit. I also love to see how much calories I have left over at the end of the day which turns out to be a lot more than I expect because of all the calories I have burned. I lost 10 pounds so far and I started going to the gym 1 month ago. I try to go 6 days out of the week. - 2/15/2014 6:25:57 PM
  • Tracking my food has made such a huge difference. I've been a member of Sparkpeople since the beginning of January and I've already lost 20 lbs! It helps me to realize just how much carbs, fat, and protein are in the foods I eat. I think the biggest shocker for me has been sodium, which I added to my daily tracker. It keeps me from over-indulging too, since I feel guilty if I have to add something I know I shouldn't have eaten haha. - 2/4/2014 8:05:16 PM
  • Tracking = accountability for me. It is amazing how many little bites I took before I started tracking. Now, with my journal, I need to log it before I eat it. This has let to less and less mindless eating because I 'see' what I am doing.

    I think it is my #1 weight loss tool - 2/4/2014 2:30:36 PM
  • Tracking = accountability for me. It is amazing how many little bites I took before I started tracking. Now, with my journal, I need to log it before I eat it. This has let to less and less mindless eating because I 'see' what I am doing.

    I think it is my #1 weight loss tool - 2/4/2014 2:30:36 PM
  • I learned that when I stop tracking the weight starts to come back. Tracking is a live saver. I carry around a little book then enter into my tracker even though I have it on my phone. Need to start using my phone more. New Goal!!! - 1/29/2014 2:37:43 PM
  • Tracking is my anchor. Total accountability. - 1/27/2014 2:32:54 PM