Monday, December 09, 2013
I track my food on Sparkspeople every day. I just fool myself otherwise on what my calorie intake is and end up creeping up the scale. To make it easier, I have lots of "favorites" and "groupings" of food items set up.
I reviewed the lists today and did some clean up. I got rid of some of those experimental recipes that I haven't made again. I discovered I'd added foods that I had made and then felt I had to "use up", even if I didn't like them that much. I did some purging and was pleased to see that some things I ate in thle past just no longer appeal to me. I feel like I need to become more aware of what I eat in terms of nutrients as well as calories. I'e got a long way to go on that front, but Sparks keeps me heading in the right direction.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Today I hit 300 days of logging in to Sparkseople. What has changed in that time?
- I now drink my one cup of coffee a day black. Banished artifical sweetner and cream
- I practice yoga every day (lots of great mini-achievements in that!)
- I get a 30 -40 minute walk in every day
- I wear a tracker (Fit Bit flex) every day to record my active minutes, steps and miles
- I've elminated artifical sweeteners from my diet
Have I lost the weight I want to lose? No. But I have developed habits that will support further weight loss. And I've maintained my weight, instead of the slow upward creep I was seeing in the past.
Yoga has taught me that achievements are made in small increments. Will I ever be able to do a headstand? Will I ever get to goal weight? Both may be achieved in time with continuing practice and small, steady changes.
Friday, November 22, 2013
I got an award from Sparkspeople today for 1,000 lifetime miles. The "miles" awards only started in July so its not easy to check my progress but I can see that I've gone 100 miles in 7 weeks, almost 3 miles a day. Now that may not seem like much to some folks, but for me its a new habit I've acquired over the past 2 years that's stuck with me.
I upgraded this month to a FitBit Flex so to celebrate, I'm giving away my Omron GoSmart pedometer with digital readout of steps, miles, aerobic steps and kilometers. First person to send me a Sparks message with their mailing address is the winner!
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