Do you think keeping food and exercise journal help is a good tool to have

MetalHeadCHICK
on 10/1/21 8:48 pm

I weigh over 700lbs Do you think keeping food and exercise journal help is a good tool to have

Partlypollyanna
on 10/2/21 5:17 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Absolutely! You have to be brutally honest with it but it's a fantastic tool for planning, tracking and executing. It can also be motivation to see all the days that have gone as planned which can also give you strength to get back on track after the days that don't go quite as well.

my program has me keep a paper journal of what I ate, how I was feeling at the time a s after. They also required all meals to no be in front of a screen and to focus on the food )so no eating while watching TV or driving). Now that I don't have to keep the paper journal is use Baritastic tracking app, a lot of people use my fitness pal. I also post on the daily menu thread for RNY during the week.

good luck with to you! Start where you are and keep moving forward!

HW: 306 SW: 282 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19) CW:150

Jen

Want2beMe
on 10/2/21 6:23 am
VSG on 08/17/20

I also have to keep a paper journal of food/exercise as part of my program. I think it's great to look at the variety of foods I've chosen and commit to eating healthy. At the end of the week I can look back on my progress and see where I might need to improve or add other healthy food choices. Thanks to journaling and my commitment I lost 4lbs in a week. You can do it!

catwoman7
on 10/2/21 7:02 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I've been tracking my food intake for at least 10 years (long before I had weight loss surgery). First on paper, and for the last seven or eight years, on an app. It absolutely helps. It helps you to be honest with yourself about how much you're actually eating - and it helps you to spot trends.

White Dove
on 10/2/21 9:33 am - Warren, OH

Three things I must do everyday: Track food, weigh myself, weigh all food on a digital scale. If I don't track and measure foods, I end up lying to myself about how much I actually ate. If I don't weigh myself, I end up gaining weight.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Veggiewoman
on 10/2/21 6:19 pm, edited 10/2/21 11:34 am
RNY on 01/01/14

Yes .... in a limited way . I personally do not believe in dieting so I?m very reluctant to do anything that feels confining or unnatural.

That said ... if you want to b successful with this wonderful surgery you MUST change your day to day eating and exercise habits . That?s why people post menus n exercise on their surgery boards often every day . Seems to work . (((()))) hugs ... and always wishing you the very best .

for me .... finding exercise I enjoy ( and a funny partner to meet up with gossip and share laughs with first thing in the morning) is HUGE.

Exercise seriously can be not a trial but real fun .... you just need to find something easy you actually can enjoy. For me it?s just walking and gossiping like a yenta lol !

For full disclosure... I also swim about an hour every other day when I can ...

I also find making low or no fat ( and sugarless) food choices much more forgiving weight loss wise .

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