Friday, April 13, 2012

Food Journalist?

I have been struggling with my weight for several years now. The pounds keep coming, even though I have made some significant changes. I am trying to make smarter choices about my diet, both for my sake and for the sake of the environment. I am joining a Weight Loss Challenge at work that starts next week so that I will have accountability and motivation (there's a cash prize!), but I am a little worried that I will continue to gain weight and then I will have to pay $1 for each pound gained during the contest. 
I am not giving up yet! I have heard and read several suggestions that I start keeping a food journal, partly because of my weight, partly because I get terrible migraine headaches and don't know what triggers them. I am making a commitment today to start a journal in which I will write down everything I eat, everything I drink, and any exercise I do each day. Maybe I will learn something about why I am still gaining weight instead of losing it.  Maybe I will learn more about my headaches. Maybe I will be more conscious of what goes in my mouth and where it came from. 
I will continue to share with you about how the journal is helping or not helping and what, if anything, I learn from the experience. I hope some will join me in this endeavor and share with me as you go. 

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