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Thursday - Keeping at it!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

I am no longer tracking my food. This isn't because I just didn't want to do it anymore. It's a glitch that started last summer. For some reason, my computer slows to a crawl with SparkPeople! I can work around it for most things but NOT with tracking food. Just is too slow and too frustrating.

But SP has given me skills over the years. I have a real sense of at least calorie counts on most of what I eat so I pay attention in my head, trying to keep my calorie intake close to where I need them to be. It's working....so far. I'd go back to tracking in a flash if the speed returned.

So I'm simply reporting in here. I continue to pay attention to the 3 Ss (sweets, snacks, seconds) and that's helping me chip away. I've taken off 7 pounds this year (I had let those pounds come back on - gee, have you ever heard of THAT before?) and have renewed my target weight in my mind. 10 more pounds and I'll be there.

But I need to add one more S (so that's 4 Ss now). SWEAT. I continue to walk daily but I need to shake that up and do activities that make me SWEAT! I'm starting to focus on that now and believe that keeping in touch with these 4 Ss will take me where I want/need/plan to go!

Let's all finish the week STRONG!
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  • LINDALEE14
    It's been awhile but I am glad to see that you are still here and am happy for your progress! I haven't put any of the weight back on but haven't lost any more either. I hate tracking my food. I just don't seem to be able to be consistent about it. However, I do watch everything carefully because I eat a rather restrictive diet. That makes it a lot easier but it does get pretty boring sometimes.

    Keep doing whatever it is you're doing. You are almost there!

    2056 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Well done; I think it's a 5-S approach, adding STRONG!
    2075 days ago
  • no profile photo MISSMYNX
    I just got the app on my phone yesterday and I'm liking it so far. Much faster than on my computer for me. It's more streamlined, although I haven't tracked any fitness yet.
    2075 days ago
  • USMAWIFE
    glad you are able to get away without tracking. Congrats on keeping your goals

    You might want to delete two of your blogs. they posted in triples
    2075 days ago
  • LIZZYLAMBDIN
    If you have a art phone get the app for spark people. That way u always have a way to track everything and in the end it is easier to hold yourself accountable. Atleast it has worked for me! Give it a shot! Good luck
    2075 days ago
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