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The Blogging Challenge!

Friday, January 20, 2012

I have really enjoyed this experience of tracking my foods during this past week and the daily blogging challenge which ends today. Many lessons were learned! I plan to continue tracking my nutrition but think I will try the Sparkpeople recommended menu for a week to see if that will work better for me, rather than just tracking what I have eaten. I have tried this in the past but usually gave up after a couple of days as I wasn't planning ahead and usually didn't have the right foods in the house. I also plan to continue blogging but on a not so frequent schedule. I think blogging helps to keep me accountable and I love the feedback as I get so many helpful tips.
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  • KAYYVAUGHN
    Good luck. Planning ahead makes sense.
    I'm cut back on the blogging in order to do other aspects of Spark.
    Kay
    3474 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2332407
    I have tried the Spark suggested meal plan in the past, and it did work well. It is planned so you get all your nutrition sources in for the day, in the right amounts. A healthier plan, so to speak. Like others though, sometimes I don't like what they suggest. You can change a food item on their menu by clicking on that item and it gives you other choices to chose from. Thanks for the reminder. I think I will try that approach again. We can do it if we set our mind to it.
    3476 days ago
  • MISSLORI5
    I too have enjoyed the blogging, but will like it on a smaller scale. I love the people I have met through my blogs, though, many of them become sparkfriends! I have not ever tried the SP menus as the first day I didn't like what they gave me, so decided to do it my way. Works well for me, mainly because I am in better control of the food I fix, but many use the menus with great success. Have fun experimenting!!!
    3476 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5803168
    I have been following the spark generated menus since I started here 2 1/2 years ago. I do need to wean myself off of it though and go way on way one day.
    3477 days ago
  • BROWNCOFIDDLER
    Until I joined SP I never blogged in my life!! Now I blog here every day and you're right, I do think it helps with the accountability. It also helps because wonderful, kind SP always make comments on our blogs to cheer us on and give us confidence that we CAN do this!! Best of luck to you on your journey!! emoticon
    3477 days ago
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