I love Sparkpeople because it allows you to follow a customized program at your own pace. It starts off with a "fast break" stage that basically teaches you the concept of calories in - calories out. During these first few weeks, you work on how to count calories, recognizing your current habits, changing one bad habit at a time. etc. I'm going to do another in depth post on how it works but I just wanted to write this post to say how grateful I am to have this tool at my disposal for free!!
I'm in Stage 3 Week 3 and this week, my goals is to stick to my meal plan, work out at least 4 days a week and find other things to do when I'm craving something really bad to eat. I will check in everyday with how I am doing for that day.
Breakfast: Kashi with milk and pineapple
Snack: Boiled Egg
Lunch: Jollof rice (1 cup) with 1 cup broccoli and cauliflower and another egg (I'm addicted to eggs)
p.s.: I will also do a post on my starting stats and goals :)