Making use of the Notes section at the bottom of the trackers has helped me to keep track of the lessons I am learning in my first weeks of SparkPeople. I'm treating this as a science experiment so as to not deter myself from progress. By taking notes without judgment, I'm able to see and break patterns. This week I have noticed I am over my daily allowance on weekends and during special events. Now I can plan alternative snacks and be prepared the next time I am at an event or on the weekends.
To find the Notes section, just scroll to the bottom of your Tracker pages. Make it fun- congratulate yourself- EVEN IF you go over your limit for the day. You are still making progress by making an effort. You can also save these as a PDF, print them out & make a book for yourself!
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I'm a "girl" raised in the 1950s and my mother taught me to look around, scan a room and see what needs doing. To this day, I unconsciously do this, notice what is out of place but now, I often semi unconsciously ignore what I see! I'm working on getting back in the habit of deliberately sticking my head up and taking note of my environment and spending 5 minutes to make it better.
I can't imagine not having chocolate or other desserts. What I do is take something I love and cut into several pieces. Taking note of how many so I can divide the total calories by that number. That way I can enjoy the item 1 piece at a time and know exactly how many calories I've consumed. This works great on candy bars!
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