Friday, April 15, 2011

Favorite Things Friday! My Food Journal!

This is my actual food log. I write my food down every day and have for a few years. Then, because it is more accurate, I transfer the information to . I do this a few times a day...(I think of it a balancing my check book..... does anyone still have a checkbook?!) Anyway....So I don't go over my calories for the day! Plus at the end of the day I get a pie chart with my percentages of protein, carbs and fat! It really helped keep me on track when I decided to compete in my first figure competition. Basically it keeps me on track for my everyday life. If I happen to gain a few pounds, I can look back and see exactly why! It also keeps me accountable as well, If I have a hand full of semi-sweet chocolate morsels (?) I write it down! Uuuggg!! Studies show that people who are successful in their weight loss over a long period of time, keep a food journal.

Now fitday is not the only place you can log your calories on line. There is and just to name a few. Some, like fitday, have an app for your smart phone!! Check them out and see what one will work for you! It only takes 21 days to create a habit...good or bad!

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently". ~Henry Ford


  1. I think your food journal daily entry would fill up only my lunch and breakfast :)

  2. I love fitpal. I stopped keeping my journal for about 2 weeks and gained 4 pounds! I'm back on the wagon. A food journal did help me see how many silly calories I consumed. I use the word silly for things like pop. I had no idea the number of unnecessary calories I was consuming drinking even 1 can a day. Water with lemon or lime with a lot of ice does the refreshment trick. 3 weeks straight without a pop. My food journal helped me with that (along with Melissa G :))