Eating the Right Stuff
Friday, April 02, 2010
So I've realized in the past two weeks the awesome power of the nutrition tracker and its goals. When I first joined SP, I used the goals for calories/fat/protein etc as suggestions and did a lot of my own guess work with the "Calorie Differential" report. I gently ignored the note from SP that they didn't recommend working with that information to actually see results.
Big surprise - I didn't see the results that I wanted. I got frustrated and stopped using SP in November, telling myself that it was too much time to use the site over the holidays.
Re-enter my commitment and desire in February, around the time the 2nd Biggest Loser contest started for my team. I still wasn't really using the tracker or its goals properly, but I was back to logging in every day.
In the past two weeks, with truly following the goals set by the Nutrition Tracker and not worrying about looking at the "Calorie Diff" reports, BIG SURPRISE - I'm getting results!
I am so excited about this development that I can't stop talking about SP to -everyone-. I had been talking about it casually to patients and other folks I know, but now I'm on a mission. Every single person that even mentions that they need help with meeting health goals is told about SP and what a great resource it is. I cannot believe that this level of resource is free - I am constantly impressed with the quality of the site, the people using it and in general, the whole experience.
All of this is to say, I am totally on track with meeting my weekly goals now and looking to hit my big goals soon. Thank you SparkPeople and the whole SP community. I am so grateful!