Food Journal – Second Attempt (I think I got it down this time)

IMG_20150626_052142I believe it was last month I decided to start writing down what I ate.  It’s too easy for us to just eat whatever is in front of us regardless if we are hungry or not.  Unfortunately I was not able to keep up with it. I thought it would be easy but I found myself obsessing about the portions, calories, time, etc.  that it ended up feeling like work.  SO this time I’m trying a different approach.

Instead of using a fancy app or anything I decided to just go old school with pen and paper (notebook).  I write the day, date, and what I eat as I eat them without any notes of how much.  I just make a mental note to myself to not eat until I’m filled to capacity – simply eat enough to feel satisfied. I’ve also started taking Garcinia Cambogia supplements.  It’s supposed to help curb appetites. We’ll see how that goes.

I’m hoping to keep doing this as a regular thing in order to keep myself in check as far as my nutrition intake goes. My aim is to use my food journal as a guide as far as making sure that I’m getting the nutrition I need and keeping snacking at a minimum.  I used to be able to shed the extra pounds easily but I can tell it’s a bit more difficult now.   I’ve been teetering and tottering between 136-134 this last month and I know what I eat is the biggest factor of my lack of weight loss.  My goal is 120 by the end of September. It should be doable I just need to keep my mind on the prize.

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