Thursday, March 22, 2012

Straight outta the food diary, part 2.

So. Here's the deal.

I was at work yesterday updating my food diary with the intention of writing an awesome food diary post for all of you to read today. That's not going to happen.

You see, one of my co-workers spilled water all over my food diary. Not just a little drip that I can manage to mangle a few words from. I mean a big, nasty spill. She basically destroyed it. The pages are wrecked and I can't get back anything that I've written from this week. I'm kind of annoyed at that mishap, but I've learned something this week that I think deserves some mention.

As I sit here in my clothes and shoes, I'm actually planning on running right out and buying myself another one. Because the food diary is working for me.

As I type this, I currently weigh 240. I'm down 10 pounds from the 250 I started this food blog with. I credit keeping the food diary for that. It forces me to hold myself accountable for all my food mistakes, and helps me keep track of all my feelings and emotions about food and other things. 

If you have the patience for it, want a more detailed look at your eating habits, and are willing to be honest with yourself, I can't recommend a food diary more highly. It really has made a huge difference for me.

To close out this short entry for the week, I'll share a quote with you that I had on the very first page of my food journal. I plan on scribbling this bit of genius on the next one as well.
“Attitude: It is our best friend or our worst enemy.” ~John C. Maxwell

Attitude is everything, guys. Don't beat yourself up and tell yourself that you can't do it.
You can. Believe in yourself and things will fall into place.

Until next time.


  1. I LOVE IT!! Congrats B!! You've worked hard to lose those 10 pounds, by whatever means you use to aide you, YOU were the instrumental force in it!

    I'm so proud of you!

    I'm so proud of ALL of us ladies!

  2. I have never tried a food diary other than to try to find some connection to health issues I was having.

    But I know a money diary worked SO well for me years ago while saving for a house... it's tough to "cheat" and buy something really inexpensive when you know you're going to have to write it down later. You even begin to weigh the pleasure of what you are buying against the effort to track it. I can imagine that a food diary would work the same way!

    Congrats on the progress you've made. 10 lbs is awesome!

  3. Congratulations on your first 10! I've always found keeping myself accountable through tracking was a key factor.. I've not gone so far as to write down thoughts and stuff but I guess that's kind of what I blog for.

  4. Congrats on losing 10 pounds - after I calculated it into metric system it is even more impressive!!! Also keep the drowned food diary, maybe it is just me but I am a sucker for water damaged paper .

  5. Way to go on the 10 pounds! That's a baby Labrador! ;)

    I would be so bummed about the food diary, but glad you went and bought another one. You've got me wondering if I should start one....

    That's a great quote. You should post it everywhere - in your car, in your kitchen, in your bathroom, at work. I do that sometimes.