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Tracking Again

Saturday, February 03, 2018

I’ve been Sparking since May 2012. In the first six months I lost 40 pounds. I’ve spent the remainder of that time gaining 32 pounds back. What happened? Among other things, I stopped tracking. I’m on Day 2 of tracking now. I’ll have to see how it goes. I hate tracking so much that it becomes a great motivator for not overindulging.
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  • KAREN608
    Tracking works, but I agree, it is no fun whatsoever. I do think about calorie counts when I know I have to list it all on the tracker. If not tracking, I can easily go overboard. You can do it!
    916 days ago
  • EABL81
    Good for you! I tracked and lost, too. I just got sick of it, and then stopped. But you're right, it doesn't at least keep us honest. Maybe you'll inspire me, too. Good luck!
    916 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Oh good grief eh?--- tracks g is so I'm portent--We shall do it--LOL--Lynda
    917 days ago
  • VERGE_OF_ME
    You are not alone. I have been on SP off and on since 2007. It empowered me with the tools and knowledge I needed to lose over 100lbs. Over the past 5 years gained all but 35lbs. back. Tracking is burdensome...but it works. Stay committed....you got this!
    917 days ago
  • CLO333
    Keep on tracking! 🌞
    917 days ago
  • ACTIVEWALKER
    When I have a task that I don't really love, I tell myself that I do love it. Then I start to find reasons why I love it. For instance, I love tracking meals because it:

    Raises my awareness of what I am eating.
    Gives me the power and knowledge to control my eating and weight.
    Teaches me what the actual calories are of what I am eating.
    Encourages me to control my portions.
    Inspires my cooking and meal planning.
    Helps me keep my food costs down.

    Good luck with your journey!
    917 days ago
  • JOHANNA1020
    Keep on ‘Sparkling’. I too recently started exercising again AND watching everything I eat. It really does make a big difference. Like you, I gained weight back and I hated tracking, but that too really helps! Keep at it, you can do it. 🌸💖🌼
    917 days ago
  • ONEDAY_ILLWIN
    Once you start tracking on a regular basis it becomes habit. You've got this!
    917 days ago
  • OLD-NEW-ME
    I agree that tracking is a burden. On the other hand, it helps locate the biggest contributors to our weight gain. That little pat of butter, the two cookies, and the innocent salad dressing!
    917 days ago
  • SHELLLEY2
    Well, you definitely AREN'T wrong. Tracking does suck!!! I am on my 3rd month and have many days where I don’t feel like tracking my food... then I have guilt & carry on. It does bring it to mind. If I can do it... you will ROCK it, LOL :)
    917 days ago
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