Joining the Crowd
January 10, 2007
Here I am, back after indulging in some post-Holidailies slacking. Nudged by Lil, I signed up at SparkPeople to track my eating and exercise, with an eye toward starting 2008 lighter and fitter than I’m starting 2007. Yeah, I know making a New Year’s resolution to eat less and move more is clichÃ© and possibly even doomed to fail, but what’s the alternative? Resolving to stay this heavy? I don’t think so.
Why I didn’t sign up with SparkPeople before, I’m not sure. It’s not like I didn’t know about the site; I bookmarked their 5K Walking & Jogging Program when I first started running and clicked into that page at least once a week during the months it took me to work my way through the schedule.
I’m also not sure why I think this will work better than FitDay, which was my only other foray into online diet and exercise tracking and which I abandoned pretty quickly. Early evidence is that it will, since I’ve already spent more time on SparkPeople than I ever did on FitDay, but I’m only five days in, which is nothing compared to the number of days I’ve got left to go before I reach goal weight. At least I’ve started (again); that’s better than doing nothing.