Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I am having the hardest time logging in food and exercise everyday. I am retired, but it seems like I am busier now than when I was raising 3 kids and working full time. I am very frustrated and feel self-imposed pressure and guilt if I don't do it. This is really nerve-wracking because when I do the exercise, I feel so much better but my brain is so active trying to figure out how to fit everything I need to do after I get done that SP just evaporates. So what should I do? I don't want to go back 3 weeks or something like that and log in all the exercise; it will take me forever. So should I just make myself a sign to remember, and try to do it that way, or just forget it or what? It also makes me mad at myself that I can't figure this out, because, from what I gather, logging in all one's efforts on SP is rather important and I feel I should be able to do it out of habit by now. So I need help and suggestions on how to remember to do it, take the time to sit down and do it, and what to do about the big backlog I have of days that aren't accounted for. Gosh I sound like I have OCD! Maybe I do! Help! Thank you in advance, anniepc1
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    I've been away for a while and just read your blog on frustration. I know exactly what you mean about being retired and wondering how in the world we ever found time to go to work! I try to track my food but after I get breakfast in, I don't get back to it for the rest of the day. Then I have, as do you, to try to fill in days gone by. I find it isn't much help to know that last Friday I didn't eat enough protein! The beauty of this nutrition site is all the daily info that is available. Right now, I am trying to sit down for a few minutes before bed and fill in the day's food right away. Sometimes, if I am ambitious, I sit down and list after every meal - not often. As for the exercise - good for you. I am limited re exercise because of a lower back problem but I have to admit, I'm not consistent doing the exercises I CAN do. Your blog made me stop and think - If I start with the early AM ones - before coffee - I could at least get those in. Now I'll commit myself and perhaps you can continue to inspire me - even keep me going! So glad to come back and find the blogs. Sorry to be so very, very late in getting back to you. Hopefully, you are still there - Best, Meri emoticon
    4097 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/28/2010 1:33:58 PM
    You are doing good. Think and then write it down.One day at a time.
    4196 days ago
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