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Tempting and a Question

Monday, February 29, 2016

So, I didn't do so well with tracking while eating this weekend. I get with friends and completely forget to track what I'm doing until the next day I get on the scale & think to myself, "What in the world happened yesterday?". I still continue to weigh myself daily, but this morning came & I kept one eye closed to peek at the scale (I'm NOT one of those people who can go a week without getting on the scale because I am a lot less accountable to myself when I stay away).

Anyway to the real topic of this post. In the past, I've changed my ticker to monthly minutes instead of pounds. Yesterday afternoon, I actually thought, "I could just change my ticker to my fitness minutes goal & I won't feel so bad about how much I weigh". I then caught myself. That isn't keeping myself accountable by changing the ticker just because I didn't lose what I wanted to last week. I then thought, "I could just not input my weight today and then wait to input my weight when I once again weigh less than I did last time". Again, that isn't keeping myself accountable. So, I kept the weight ticker on there. And I input my current weight into my SparkPage as I promised myself I would. It isn't pretty, but it's there. I think it will be interesting to see how my weight fluctuates over time.

Here's where the question comes in. Does anyone set smaller goals and use that for their ticker? For instance, I want to lose 56 pounds. Does anyone else set a mini goal, say 25 pounds by xyz and use that in their ticker? I'm wondering if that would be better psychologically to see that I'm closer to my first goal instead of the entire 56 pounds. Thoughts?

9/200 for the yearly challenge.
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  • MUDDER91
    I haven't used my ticker for years. But I do weigh myself pretty much daily to keep myself accountable. I DO NOT let myself leave my 5 pound natural range.
    1447 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    I use the spark points tracker. I got tired of looking at my weight.
    1447 days ago
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