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!