It's at least as important to track when not following your plan as when you are. Keeping records gives you the nudge to get back in gear and teaches you something about your moods and whatever else derails you. The information can help you take better control. I posted an earlier secret suggesting adding to your food favorites items that will immediately flag bumps in the road, both big and small. For example: Slept late; Skipped meal; Low mood; Ate too late.
For most of you, logging into SparkPeople is already a habit or it's quickly becoming a habit. Use SparkPeople for more than just your health and fitness goals - use it for your LIFE!!! Use the Other Goals option write out 5 goals you haven't committed to writing yet, and review everyday!
I've always beat myself up for failing in the past because I couldn't do it all day one. I decided this time I'm chunking this down and keeping it simple. When I get overwhelmed trying to make a bazillion changes at once, I bring it back to basics. ODAT doesn't seem like so much!
Seek wisedom her price is above rubies & pearls is a Bible verse my granny use to qoute saying that mantra's are mirrors are only as good as the actions they reflect.
Waging war against an ATTACK?- Journal! Carry a little note book everywhere. Keep at bedside at night. Bariatric Specialist said, “DON’T change anything you’re doing! JUST CASUALLY - MATTER OF FACTLY - WRITE IT DOWN.
In real world, I am sooo strapped for cash I can seldom give the gifts I wish to give. In cyber-world, I can!
The feed will show a lot of things -- and it may turn out to be more than you'd like to share. I limit mine a bit because otherwise it's a lot of info going out there into the ether. You may feel differently but a lil mystery is kinda nice.
Scale numbers that jump up or remain the same week after week discouraging? Print out SparkPeople Printable Measuring tape. Cut & Cover with tape. Using “Sharpie” “dot” body part measurements on tape. Date at top. A visual! My body IS CHANGING!