Friday 17 February 2017

Getting It Write

I am a documenter (not sure if that's even a word), I document everything that happens in my life.

I document the good:
I document the bad:
And I document the downright ugly! :)
But it took me a long time to work out that documenting what I ate would get me a much better weight loss!  As soon as the penny dropped so did the pounds.
I got myself a cheap notebook and wrote down everything, every day and sure enough it worked.
Slimming World then started selling their own journal, a bargain at only £4.95!
It made logging my food and exercise even easier.  It only takes a few moments every day and, if you're really serious about losing weight and getting healthy, I'm guessing that you won't have a problem finding those few moments.
I'm over 7st (100lbs) lighter and I've filled three journals.  Not only do they keep me on track but I also use them as a tool if my weight loss is slowing down.  If I have a few weeks when I'm not happy with the losses I'm getting then I look back through my old journals to see what's changed, to find out what I was doing in the weeks when I was losing lots.
Writing everything down is the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT thing I've done in the last nine months and it's something that I'm not going to stop doing.  In the time it takes the kettle to boil I've managed to fill in my journal.  Therefore, I highly recommend you go and get yourself a brew and make a quick note of what you've eaten today :)

I hope someone finds this helpful.

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx


Lizzy Hill said...

Absolutely agree with you, personally I think writing it all down should even come before the weight loss journey starts! It's a great reference point to work from.... I do it periodically when I sort of start creeping up weight wise. I prefer it to those apps on the phone, too..... but I'm a writing it down sorta girl!! Great tip:):)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I think you're absolutely right. It's something I do from time to time over the course of a month if I'm not feeling my best. It's a useful tool.

Sian said...

Documenter. Definitely a powerful word. And you rock it.

Sandra said...

A great post and as a lover of writing everything down, I have to agree with you wholeheartedly on this xxx