I have recently surrendered to the fact that I need to commit to Journaling to complete my transition to a healthier lifestyle. I am a food addict and I need to utilize every tool available to me. I read recently: The August 2008 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published about a powerful tool people can use to lose weight. Dieters in the study who used it lost twice as much weight. That tool is a food journal. Fellow blogger, Sally's Journal has already discovered this tool and contributes much her success with her lapband to her journaling.
What should I include in my journal? Here is a list for me to start with:
1) food quantities (ok I'm going to do some measuring, at least for a time)
2) measurements, maybe once a week
3) my moods, (stressed,hurried,angry,depressed etc)
4) my exercise
I am committed to doing everything I can to overcome this terrible addiction.
I would be very interested in your thoughts on journaling. Do you journal? What do you record in it? Is it helpful to you?
p.s. I do not have a desk job and I am very mobile during the day. I decided to make use of my smartphone and I started a separate blog to use as my journal, I can sent posts to it from my phone and update it whenever I need it. Wish me luck!