I joined the Get a Full Night's Sleep challenge.
I successfully completed the Cut Back on Sugar challenge.
I joined the Cut Back on Sugar challenge.
I successfully completed the Get a Full Night's Sleep challenge.
I successfully completed the Cook Smart with Healthy Oils challenge.
I joined the Cook Smart with Healthy Oils challenge.
I successfully completed the Eat Your Greens challenge.
I joined the Eat Your Greens challenge.
I successfully completed the Lights Out at Night challenge.
Also important--what kind of coffee were you drinking? Places like Starbucks have almost twice as much caffeine in their coffees as a place like Dunkin' Donuts. One strategy may be to whittle down on caffeine intake by switch coffee brands to something with a little less. If you can't stand anything but your current brand of coffee, try doing half caffeinated and half decaf. My stepdad whittled down his caffeine habit (which was really intense) by drinking "half-caf" for a while, and then limiting the number of half-cafs per day. I also switched to tea--first some with caffeine, then caffeine-free. Now I mostly just drink water. :)
Ever since going waaaaay overboard on bad foods while visiting family over the holiday break, I am SO happy to be back on track, eating healthy foods and exercising at least twice a week. That week of awful eating made me feel so lethargic and gross, that all I wanted to do was eat leafy greens for about a week afterwards. :) I'm still on my healthy kick--so much so, that I need to incorporate some meat into my diet. Normally I'm practically a carnivore who gets very few veggies, but for the past week, I have been almost the opposite! Which is a good place to be. I've been dropping the weight I gained, and should be back where I started in about two more weeks. Then it's time to refocus my goals. The busiest time of the year at work will be over in mid to late February, and I can't wait for it to be done so that I can spend more afternoons working out. Right now I'm at twice a week, and I'd like to bump that up to four times week--preferably with one of those days being on the weekend to get me in the habit of working out on weekends. I'm feeling pretty confident that by the time summer rolls around, I will be in the best shape of my life! :)
I partially agree with you--at first I really did not like having the tracker not integrated. However, because it isn't, I find myself worrying less about calorie count, and focusing on simply eating healthy. It is "freeing," although I do think that people who are more new to the weight loss/healthy living world need the strict guidance the tracker provides--at least, I know I did when I started!
I joined the Lights Out at Night challenge.