Many people want to lose weight. The process is usually long and trying. It is possible, though, if you have good information and a strong will to follow through. Journaling through weight loss is one way that has been proven to be successful. If you want to give this method a shot, the information that follows can help. Continue reading to learn how you can use writing to help you reach your weight loss goals.
First of all, you need a journal. You can use anything you like. You can use a spiral notebook that you have laying around the house, or you can go out and buy a fancy schmancy hardbound journal. The choice is yours, just make sure that you have plenty of room to write.
Next, you need to write down your weight loss goals and why you want to lose weight. Be specific in your goals. How many pounds would you like to drop? When do you want the weight gone? Why do you want to lose those extra pounds? The more you can write down the better. Be sure, though, that your goals are realistic. If you set goals that are too hard for you to attain, or impossible, you may be setting yourself up for failure and this can cause you to get frustrated and quit altogether. This information will be great for you to look back on as you go through your weight loss journey.
Also, write down information about your body in your journal. Write down your starting weight. Also, take measurements of several areas on your body and write this down, too. It is also helpful to take a starting picture to look back on later. This information may not be comfortable for you, but it will give you great motivation as you are losing weight. You can look back at all you have lost and continue on your journey.
Once you have your goals written down, make a plan and write it down. What will you do to reach your weight loss goal? Do you need to change your diet? What will you eat? When will you eat? Do you need to exercise more? If so, how will you make that happen? By writing down a plan for yourself, you will be more likely to follow it.
Now it is time for you to start making choices to help with your weight loss. Use your journal to write down and record each and every thing you eat. In order for this to be effective, you have to write down every little bite you take. This is helpful so you can see exactly what you are putting into your body. Also, if you had a good week with weight loss, you can look back at what you ate or didn’t eat. This works the opposite way, too. If you gained or didn’t lose the weight you thought you should, you can look back and hopefully find your problem.
Losing weight is not easy, but you can be successful. Using a journal is a great way to record your journey and keep you motivated.