Sunday, May 26, 2013

Day 2

Motivational Graphic fit and healthy
When I stepped on the scale at the doctor's office, I discovered that my weight had shot up to almost 200 pounds. I was embarrassed then I was depressed and even my favorite foods didn't lift my spirits. About three weeks ago, I bought this food journal at Five Below for $3.00. Good deal, huh? Although I didn't use it at the time, I knew that I was going to turn my life around, I just didn't know exactly when. Of course, this is only my second day on my eating healthier journey, but I'm trying to learn all I can to accomplish my goal. I'm hoping to motivate and encourage not only myself, but anyone reading this blog. Anyway, I'd like to share a little bit about what the journal says about food tracking.

"First, writing down everything you eat helps you understand exactly what foods, and how many calories, you're putting in your body. So if you lose, gain, or plateau from one week to the next, you have a written record of how you got there, and you can plan for the results you want."

"Second, tracking every meal, snack, and beverage you consume keeps you honest about all those little tastes and nibbles that occur throughout the day and makes you accountable for the results. Accountability is key to losing weight."

This is what the tracking pages looks like inside the journal.

"If your not accountable for what you're eating, you won't lose weight. It is imperative to keep track of the number of calories you take in and burn off through exercise each day, especially when you're just getting started."

Now, if you don't have this particular book at home, no worries... don't let that stop you. You can use anything to keep track of your progress. Legal pads, a notebook, a small pad... whatever works... and be honest about every bite.

Inspiration picture:

Glucose: 299

Daily Food Journal:
I had all the exact things for breakfast, lunch and dinner that I had yesterday. What can I say, I picked a lot of my favorites and I absolutely love hummus and brocolli).
Notes: Eating a sandwich with an apple and not potato chips is definitely going to take some getting used to. Also, I haven't had any sweets since yesterday. So far, the box of raisins that I've been snacking on has helped to satisfy my sweet tooth and that's only 100 calories. The honey in the green tea is sweet, too.


  1. I agree with you 100%, keeping a food journal has been a fantastic tool for me so far

  2. Logging everything has definitely helped me keep track of what I am eating and what foods contain the highest calories.