A balance of Mind-Body-Spirit

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

How do you journal?

I would love to hear what works and doesn't work for you all journalling.

Do you like to track every bite of food? Do you just track in general? Do you count calories? Do you add up exercise?

I have recently begun tracking (loosely) again and am using a homemade color-coded excel file. So far I like it in that it does not take up too much time and I can see at a glance if I am doing well or not in an area by color.

What has worked or not worked for you all?


Leonie said...

Hi CIndy,

I go on and off with food and workout journals - sometimes I keep one, sometimes I don't. Depends on my mood and my life! lol!

I started a food journal a la Debra Waterhouse a week or two ago - and have given that up. Too time consuming right now.I was usbng one of those mini food journals that one can buy at the newsagents here.

Before that, I wasn't logging food but using a monthly workout calendar on the fridge - printed free from Hewlett Packard. Just logging workouts for the month. Perhaps I'll go back to that?

Right now I am keeping a rough check on calories - just mentally or jotting it down on paper/on my to do list. Seems to help - lost 200grams this week 9 half a pound). I think I'd like to lose 3kg ( about 6 pounds) .

K said...

I don't log food. I can't bring myself to do it! Basically, I keep a running thought that goes like this... Does this have sugar? Don't eat it! Ok, you ate it. Don't eat anymore... Ok, you ate some more. Don't eat any... well, we'll start fresh tomorrow!

Seriously, I just try to be aware of my sugar intake. That is my downfall. I also try to make sure I have more protein and veggies on my plate than rice, potatoes and/or bread. It seems to work for me.

Rachel May said...

K, you crack me up!

I just use the WW journal and points since I have that stuff mostly memorized and most of my recipes are converted. The only problem is when I try to talk food with friends. We don't speak the same food language. I'm points and they're calories.

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