Friday, March 25, 2011

Food diaries aren't the debil.

Food diaries aren't the debil. {anybody remember Waterboy?  Except, I think they were talking about foosball.} I digress.  Anyhow.  Weight Watchers had a food journal and I hated it.  I didn't do it everyday.  Weighdown Workshop had a food diary and I hated it too.  While in PA school, I learned that food journaling is very beneficial.  I didn't keep track.  I still felt constricted by it.

Well, now, I'm food journaling and seeing the many benefits of it.  For one, I feel more accountable when I have to write it down.  Mostly, I decided to give it a try because the thin, healthy sized folks said it was a good idea.  And what I had been doing previously was clearly not working.

Drastic circumstances call for drastic measures, folks.  When I started this journey, I was all about making healthy changes.  Things that I felt were not my style, became my style.  Things that I had previously sworn off because it was not my thing, became my thing.   Food journaling has been one of them.

Thankfully I found a great online tool to help me keep track of my caloric intake and exercise. is a fantastic, free and easy way to stay focused and motivated.  Check it out!  I'm not getting paid anything to tell you that they are wonderful!  It has just been a wonderful tool for me, I thought I would pass it along!


  1. ((averting eyes))
    Still need to sign up...
    I don't say that out of guilt. Well, I do - but my own, self-induced guilt. I need to be accountable. Eating when no one's looking (hello, egg-and-cheese-biscuit-in-the-mommy-van habit!) isn't helping me. At. All.

  2. Oooh, going to install this on my phone! I've been using one calorie counter/diary but not really loving it. Even so, you're right, it has kept me much more accountable.

    Dang it. :)


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