I must confess that one of the biggest challenges has been keeping a food log. It is not always easy to stop and write down my menu or log on to the computer to list everything I have eaten each day. I am thrilled to have been successful for over 3 weeks now. Keeping track of what I eat is critical to my journey and I know it.
Two things have been helped me stay on track:
One is using an online log to list my foods. Somehow knowing that my log is online keeps me more accountable. If I don't have all my meals listed for each day, I feel very guilty. At the end of each day, it is good to actually see how many calories I have consumed as well. I use a progress log to list my successes and weight loss too. These logs, along with my exercise log are all available to me at no cost, care of Self.com
The second thing that has helped me along the trail to Thinville has been this blog. I feel like I am always looking for new ways to make my trip more interesting and fun. Writing down my feelings, temptations and discoveries has helped make the trip more interesting.
I haven't had the courage to post a 'before' picture yet. I feel like that must wait until I have an 'after' picture worth posting as well.
Until that time, I remain determined to keep up with my food log and make good food choices. I am hoping to average 6 pounds a month and so far this month I have lost 5 pounds. I hope to lose 1 or even 2 more pounds next week.
Thinville or Bust!!