THE INTERNET, of course.
Apparently, I’m the only weight loss blogger who hasn’t seen the Oprah Weight loss show (geesh people don’t you work?) ;~). I’ve seen post after post about it tonight while catching up some blog reading. Apparently, weight loss blogs are getting some press lately. And so they should be! I’m completely convinced this blog is the a big reason I reached my weight loss goal and have been maintaining it for almost 2 years.
Workin’ It Out said it so eloquently yesterday…
“A journal a day should keep the weight away”
Whether that journal is a notebook, a blog, a message board post, or an email to a buddy, it doesn’t matter! It’s the act of being aware and analyzing what and why you are eating. Doing it online adds the extra layer of support and that doesn’t hurt either. ;~)
I get a lot of great comments thanking me for my honesty (and boy do I appreciate them, they keep me going some days). The truth is, I’m honest more for myself then anyone. If I write down what I ate, why I ate and – pause – just for a minute it helps me recognize my screw up and move on. Better yet, it helps me recognize my successes and celebrate them, something I think a lot of people forget to do.
This is one of the reasons I started the weight watchen community and I’m trying to make tools like the Daily Food Journal Table Generator to help. When you lose weight and reach your goals, you want to let everyone know it’s POSSIBLE! …At least I do.
And… it is possible, it really is! Look at Nancy and look what a little online support can do!
All of that being said, here is my food journal for today. I feel good about today. I weaved cookies and chocolate while still being “good” ;~)
|Morning Scale Reading: 143.5|
|whole wheat english muffin with a peanut butter and raw almond butter mix, low sugar jelly and an orange (all split with the toddler)||3|
|leftover Vegetarian Chili over Spaghetti Squash||6|
|lite flavored yogurt||2|
|low fat cookie||1|
|Thai Inspired Vegetable Soup||1|
|Zucchini muffin (review and link coming soon – it was delicious!!)||1|
|piece of chocolate||2|
|simple veggie quesadilla on a 1 point tortilla with bell pepper, baby spinach and 1oz shredded cheese use the The Water Pot Trick||3|
|more low fat cookies||2|
|handful of pretzels||1|
|Daily Activity Log|