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I don't think I can do this.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

I would really like to take advantage of Sparkpeople and all the support on here but at this time I don't know if I'm going to be able to do it.
Something is always coming up and then someone is almost always on the computer and/or getting upset with me for being on the computer so long. I was tracking my calories and that took me a while to do. PLUS, there are so many temptations here! My mother is always making these horrible cakes and cookies and high fat things that taste soooooo good but are soooooo bad for you. The worst part is I keep eating them because they are there just calling my name!!!!!!!!! So, I'm continuing to pray and hope that something will change! Until then I'm probably, unfortunately, not going to be on here very often. I really want to though! But it takes me so long to track all my food and read the articles. Oh well, I guess I'll just keep praying and now I'm going to church. I hope you all have a blessed day.

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  • TWINS4EVER79
    Thank you so much for all the wonderful suggestions! You people are absolutely wonderful! So supportive! I will definatly be trying some of your suggestions. I really like the idea about writing my food down and then logging it later. I'll try that first. That seems like a time saver for sure.
    And yes I have talked to my mother and she said she is not ready yet to give up that stuff. This is her house so I will just find other ways to deal with it.
    Thank you all again for the suggestions! I will keep you posted!
    3912 days ago
  • NICK11951
    I have alot of the same problems. My mom is terrible about bringing sweets into the house. (We currently having a red velvet cake sitting in the fridge, which is my favorite.) And my boys are always on the computer with schoolwork. Sometimes I can't get on SparkPeople for a week.

    I agree with the others. You can always use a traditional food journal to record your food. When I only have a few minutes, I log my exercise on the home page along with my water and veggies. And, I don't know if you noticed, but at the top of each tracker there are back arrows next to the date, so if you miss a day you can always go back and fill it in.

    As far as the sweets go, for me, I've found that if I eat any like that early in the day I crave it all day long, which sets me up for a binge. If I fight it off until later, by then I've ate well all day, finished my workout, made good choices,... I don't want to mess that up. It just isn't as appealing.

    I hope you decide to stay with SparkPeople. It really is worth it.
    3913 days ago
  • KIYOSHI04
    something that i dont think anyone mentioned... spark is NOT the only place to track your food. it takes a long time. is it possible to keep a handy dandy journal and just write it and keep track that way? it is a lot quicker and since you dont get all the computer time you need, that way you could use the time you do get for something else.
    i never use spark's food tracker. just my notebook.
    3913 days ago
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    If you are feeling overwhelmed, just pick one or two things to do on sparkpeople. It might be blogging, or reading articles, or doing the trivia... just keep the connection and gradually add things as you are able to handle them.
    3913 days ago
  • TAZZ46
    YES YOU CAN JUST KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK YOU ARE ALREADY DOING TRY NOT TO GIVE INTO THE GOODIES CALLING YOUR NAME WHEN I HAVE THE URGE TO CHEAT I DO BUT THEN I GO OUT AND WALK LIKE CRAZY THATS HOW I STAY ON TRACK I HOPE THE BEST FOR YOU WISHING YOU A BLESSED SUNDAY..HUGGS TAZZ46
    3913 days ago
  • MARGERETTO
    That is great advice SHELLPRO. Also, a lot of us eat the same foods on a weekly basis. Could you use the group part of the food tracker? That might save you some time entering your food. Remember, you are worth the effort! Don't give up! You can make it happen, just on step at a time, one day at a time, one decision at a time and sometimes it is just one moment at a time.
    God Bless you! emoticon emoticon
    3913 days ago
  • KEELYDEUS
    I agree with SHELLPRO. Have you tried talking to your mom? My husband does the same thing and I've tried talking to him, but it makes me up my will-power because I don't think he'll ever stop. If after talking to her she continues, make it a challenge to yourself to start a "streak" to up the will-power and at the end of a week, give yourself a reward. It's hard when someone else is always putting things in front of you. Just stay strong.

    As for tracking, let the others know how important this is for YOU and to respect you and allow for even just 15 minutes of uninterrupted time here on this site. Keep a small notebook with you during the day and then log your food in at one time. You could do the same with fitness, but definitely try for the food logging. On days you can't get on, you'll at least have a notebook with your food journal. When I did Weight Watchers, we recorded everything on paper and it worked, too.

    Don't give up, but do talk to your family about supporting you on your goals and that SP is one tool that will help you achieve those goals.

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    3913 days ago
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    YES YOU CAN.. NO EXCUSES... emoticon
    3913 days ago
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    Commit to Tracking just the ONE thing that you feel U need to get where U want? And have U talked to MOM about sabotaging your intentions of being healthier? emoticon
    3913 days ago
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