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Keeping a journal
« on: October 10, 2012, 04:00:04 PM »
I find that to stay motivated, I keep a journal of what I eat and what activities I accomplish throughout the day. It helps me to remember what not to eat because I don't want to have to write it down in my journal! I also keep track of how I feel after I eat and I write down my daily and weekly goals so that I can track my progress. Does anyone else find that keeping a journal helps you to stay motivated? Do you post a before picture at the beginning and periodically take new pictures to see the difference?

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Re: Keeping a journal
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 06:06:20 PM »
This is a good way to go, feel free to use our workout log as well to track how your workouts go simply create a thread and keep yourself informed of increases or decreases in strength via reps/ or weights.
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Re: Keeping a journal
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 03:56:01 PM »
Kudos to Irlady66 for keeping a very detailed journal! I also have a journal but I only write about the food I eat as well as my workout sessions. Writing about your activities and diet daily really does keep you motivated and more focused on your fitness goals. I think that taking photos of yourself every so often is a great idea to keep ones' self motivated and would be a perfect addition to any journal. I recently went down 2 dress sizes since giving birth and I honestly wish I did take photos to document my weight loss journey. For those who want a more hi-tech approach to fitness journals you could try fitday.com. It is a free online diet journal and calorie tracker.

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Re: Keeping a journal
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2012, 06:34:42 PM »
[quote author=trishgl link=topic=57.msg203#msg203 date=1350082561]
Kudos to Irlady66 for keeping a very detailed journal! I also have a journal but I only write about the food I eat as well as my workout sessions. Writing about your activities and diet daily really does keep you motivated and more focused on your fitness goals. I think that taking photos of yourself every so often is a great idea to keep ones' self motivated and would be a perfect addition to any journal. I recently went down 2 dress sizes since giving birth and I honestly wish I did take photos to document my weight loss journey. For those who want a more hi-tech approach to fitness journals you could try fitday.com. It is a free online diet journal and calorie tracker.
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Wow, congratulations on dropping the weight and especially congratulations on the baby! That is awesome. I know from experience how difficult it can be to lose weight after having a baby. I don't blame my children for my size, however.  I know that the food I put in my mouth was by my choice and I wouldn't change the fact that I have a large family for a slimmer figure.  Babies are simply God's gift to us and I have to stay committed to losing this weight so I can watch them grow up.

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Re: Keeping a journal
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2012, 05:29:46 AM »
I have a journal to keep track of my progress. I have journals since I started 5 years ago, I will keep them for the rest of my life, like a souvenir for all my hard work.

My journal is simple, I write down the week number, the exercise, weight and reps.

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Re: Keeping a journal
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 05:05:29 AM »
Hey,
This is nice idea sound interesting, keep it up...

 

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