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I do believe what SP says about having a good sleep. I feel that if we use positive messages before going to bed, meditate, etc., that your sleep will be better and kick start your plateau, stopping that hormone, cortisol, from keeping us from losing weight.
I have learnt so much from sparkpeople. I know what a lot of numbers mean w.r.t. my health: BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat %, etc. I know what ranges I need to be in so I do regular check.
Spark Friends having to cut way back on Spark Time due to LACK of time. I have learned to utilize the "feed" on each friend's Spark Page to quickly reply with "Like" and "Comment". I can quickly provide several replies and find where I left off on a previous day.
I finally figured out how to enter my personal recipes on the Nutrition Tracker. Now that they are on my Favorites list, all I have to do is click on it once and all of the numbers are entered for me. It makes it so much easier and gives a more accurate count of calories and nutrition .
I have developed the habit of making a comment when I read a blog or review my Friend Feed. I've found that by my focusing on what others write and responding to it I have stayed positive or regained a positive attitude if I'm losing some passion for my Spark journey.