A new study that was discussed at our Weight Watcher meeting this week discusses Journaling. To wrap it up, it states that people that journal/track what they eat without trying to diet consciously lose twice as much weight as those people that do not write anything down. Duh! It's all about the journal. I seldom write anything down anymore, but I know exactly how many points my breakfast and lunch have daily, so really it's only my dinner that I have to worry about. I do count my points out throughout the day and if I miss something, I don't sweat it anymore as I'm not trying to lose weight anymore.
There are so many different ways to journal. Writing down everything you eat, keeping track of how many fruits and veggies you eat, tracking your water intake, journaling about your day, keeping a spreadsheet with daily weights, etc. Honestly, I don't want to have to do any of it for the long haul. I definitely consider blogging part of journaling/tracking as it keeps me accountable to myself and those that find it somewhat interesting to read about others struggles. How instrumental do you think journaling has been to your weightloss journey? I believe that when I was losing consistently, I would not have lost nearly as much or nearly as fast without journaling. I kept track of everything...all my food/points, water, exercise/walking, daily weights, salt intake, etc. Now the only thing I still write down are my daily step totals. Really not necessary anymore, but I do try to average 12,500 steps a day and to see my monthly average hit that mark is motivating.
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