Transitioning to self-sufficiency
Sunday, October 18, 2015
I am in a slow transition to maintenance without SparkPeople. I guess I've been in this period for a few years, really. After having my SparkPeople Other Goals clear out unexpectedly one too many times without any support other than "try another browser," I reached the end of that rope. Much like my long wheel-spinning streak that I accidentally ended, my other goal tracking has meant everything to me. With too many times of attempting to guess which goals and how many of this and that I did or didn't do, I gave up on tracking. It made me sad - really sad and a bit discouraged. But I also learned that nothing bad really happened without it. I still managed to maintain most of my habits - I am only missing my little check-boxes of proof. I have slipped on a few goals without the tracking but nothing of serious importance.
However I still feel a bit lost without tracking. After avoiding trying to find a solution for so long, I found an app a few weeks ago that seemed like it would work. Well tonight I finally took the plunge, made the purchase and set up all of my (many) other goals in that app and I LOVE IT! I'm so thrilled with this app. And all of my information is exportable in to Excel any time I want - meaning I can "own" this information and play with it from time to time. Oh how I love looking for trends and meaning! Now I'm all set with my daily mindful assessments I feel a touch more confident with those in place.
I'm still tracking my calories here and spinning the wheel and doing so checking but I expect that may eventually dwindle when I feel strong enough to continue without.