Monday, April 21, 2008

Sparkpeople.com

I used this when I had a health scare a couple years ago. I was pretty good for awhile, but then got too busy to keep up. It really helped me in terms of eating habits.

You have to log everything you eat. The cool thing is that so many people use this site, that everything I eat has already been entered. Meaning, I just have to click on what I ate, and it already knows all the nutritional stuff. It will show you how many calories, fat, carbs, protein, and cholesterol you took in for the day. It's nice to see it all put together. You can also edit, so if you want to eat something, you can put it in and see how it will affect your day. A very nice deterrent.

You can also set workout goals and track them. You get points for reading articles, tracking your goals, entering the food you ate and posting on the forums.

I've found a forum for hypothyroidism. It's nice to see that I am not the only one struggling with my weight. I have to watch what I eat and workout just to MAINTAIN my weight!! If I want to loose, I have to kick ass. It's very frustrating to see other's progress when I'm stuck at the same. But, this forum has helped me to see other's face this too.

Anyways, I'm ready to KICK ASS now. I did loose 10 lbs before the wedding, but gained 7 of it back by Christmas time. I blame part of that on my new job and the candy bowl. But, I haven't touched that in a couple months, so I'm ready to get back on track now.

I just visited sparkpeople.com for the first time in almost a year. I reset some of my goals and I'm ready to go!! Look for progress posts!!

1 comment:

A Real Librarian said...

GO you!!!! I had been using SP for a while, then stopped (ugh!), but I started back up today, too!!!
GL with your goals!!