Detect Patterns Through Journaling And Calendar Notes
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The notes you enter on SparkPeople or in a written journal will help you detect habits or patterns that can be improved. This will allow you to change patterns that thwart your progress, strengthen those that move you closer to goal, and develop options for any that trip you up. The calendar is useful because you can anticpate upcoming events and put alternatives into place.
Premenstrual cravings are common, and if you know you like sweets or salty items you can have healthy options on hand. Holidays, vacations and meetings can be planned. Seasonal trends can be addressed (I realize I made excuses when it rained not to go out, so I substitute indoor exercise.)
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I like to use a calendar to map out my goals, whether short-term ones or the long term one, and I use colored pencils and even stickers on it. It's just a fun visual thing to do. ( I found a web-site where you can print a calendar page for each month with very little ink, any month you want.)
(just click on "view printable calendar" at the bottom of the month you want and print)
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