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Love Those SP Reports

Friday, July 02, 2010

Since joining SP, I've been really pleased as well as impressed with all the really cool apps. One particular one I like are all the reports, specifically the daily nutrition feedback reports.

I like how it tells me what goals I met, which ones I exceeded and which ones I didn't meet. I also like how it tracks my goals throughout the week. The really cool graphs that breakdown my foods by meals as well as foods is cool too.

Yesterday, I was going over my reports since starting two weeks ago and one thing is obvious: my daily walks are definitely offsetting my indulgences (just small ones - not huge ones). Based on my reports, there are several occasions where I have exceeded some particular goal, either I've exceeded my calories or I've exceeded my fat, etc...

The fact that I'm still losing weight is good but the only reason I'm able to do that is because of my walks that are averaging 4+mi day. But at some point, if I don't get my indulgences under control, things will probably take turn in the opposite direction as far my weight loss progress goes.

So my new goal is to try and limit my indulgences to once a week. I'm not talking about going mad crazy one day a week and totally pigging out. I'm talking about once a week having a little indulgence (once again, not a huge one - just a small one) by maybe exceeding my calories a little or maybe exceeding my fat goal a little (maybe a cookie or two).

Hopefully, this plan will not only get my snacking indulgences under control but it will also establish a better, healthier habit so that when I do reach a plateau, it won't be because of a less than sensible diet.

Who knows, I could be really off base here but I think it's worth a try.

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    Daisyismydog - Oh, my snacking monster can get the best of me some days. While it may take me a week or two to get down to one indulgence a week, I'm going to really work on reducing my indulgences.

    Turbogirl - After two weeks, I'm still learning about all the really cool apps. Seems like I discover a new one every day.

    Thx for stopping by ladies; I really appreciate it.
    3152 days ago
    I agree! I love SP's reports and graphs so much! They are the greatest for really seeing how you're doing over time.
    3152 days ago
    Good luck! It is hard to balance those indulgences, like you said. Cravings can be really strong sometimes. I think you are wise to cut back one step at a time.
    3152 days ago
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