Friday, July 28, 2006

Food Journal

This is what I'm doing right now after much revising, refocusing, and re-strategizing...

A long time ago... Well not that long. 5 years ago. I borrowed a manual from the hospital's library called "A Lifetime of Weight Control & Fitness" by Debra Waterhouse. It presented a behaviour modification program towards weight loss. It said that the program should take about half a year to complete. I got to the part where it asked me to track what, how, where, and when I ate and I lost it. It was so tedious for me. I dropped the program after a week. Looking back now I think I made it more tedious then it really was. I was too concern with being accurate and perfect. Well 5 years and two kids later, I've learned my lesson. Now I think I'm ready to revisit the program. (Good thing I decided to copy and keep the manual). So far, I've recorded for one week. The manual suggested that I do this a minimum of two weeks. Although I have accomplished so much so far, I'm starting to forget to record, and not so long ago my focus was so strong that I was recording while I was eating. Now I'm lucky that 3 meals have not pass until I finally get my act together. By then I'm struggling to remember the details. Well I only have one more week to go. Then I can analyze myself and figure out what I need to work on.

Above are pictures of typical meals I eat. From top to bottom: breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Askazombiehousewife said...

You could each week if your journal everything get a point and then at the end of 31 days just for journaling it all you get a prize and if you are op for 31 one days straight you get two prizes/
I am doing a prize a year for journaling. I am not sure if I am getting a frozen yogurt machine or a book.

Lisa Speegle said...

Hi Lily!
A blog is a great way to hold yourself accountable. We work with numerous clients and set up blogs for their food journals. We then monitor their progress and add comments/tips to help them achieve their goals.

Just remember that while you are aiming to lose lbs now, this journey is really about learning how to eat better for the rest of your life. You already know what foods you should be eating (i.e. lean protein, veggies, fruit) and foods you should eliminate or watch out for (fried food, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Trans fats)

Don't look at your diet as a prison sentence, but rather an opportunity to explore new foods. A few weeks of clean eating, you will be amazed at how your body feels.

I hope you stay in touch and keep reading my blog for inspiration and helpful tips.


diet dilemma magmem style said...

Hi Lily T., Thank you for the visit and comment on my site. Thanks for the good advice, I'll have to try it. Good for you in your quest to regain what you had in yourself earlier before it gets way out of hand as mine has been for years. I like your approach and your motivating attitude. Keep up the good work. See you later. Bless you.

Lily T said...

Thank you everyone for your excellent advice!

I fear no one’s opinion! I am knowledgeable, focused, and efficient. I make this priority and build from experience. I do this for my children and myself. Supported by love, I will persevere.