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06 January 2011

I am not on diet.

New years resolutions.  I am sure you have seen all the ads by now--New Year, New You....corny, but really, what better time to refresh and renew. I could have gone on a diet,  I have before and lost weight. But you know, I really hate dieting, because I cave in too much to those sinful foods and blow the whole deal.
 But we have a wonderful tropical vacation to Kona Hawaii planned for this spring so I have to do something....

I do workout on a regular basis, so I am going to step that up a bit, but exercise alone doesn't help you lose extra pounds. It is a combo of diet and exercise...and this is a biggie....keeping a food journal. Whenever I complain about not being able to lose, my daughter replies with "are you keeping a food journal mom?". Well, let me tell you, this is a chore for me, but it does work! You think twice about what you eat because you have to write it down.
I marched down and got myself 2 little composition books small enough to tuck into my purse, and I am off and running this week.
I am including a link to 
7 reasons why keeping a food journal helps
just click the pic below!



8 comments:

KV Creative Designs said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I too am trying to lose weight, I really am missing my Coffee with Creme Brulee creamer! I have started drinking Hot Green tea in the AM instead. I look forward to visiting your blog again!

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Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Melody said...

Hi Debbi! Check out my new post and see what I've been up to this brand new year...woohoo.
Gettin ready to post the color get-together to replace alphabet.. do you have a pic for it? I have no idea how to make a button, but I can do a pic if needed.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Welcome to the club Debbi! Me too, food journals are excellent. We can do it. I am doing a challenge with 7 other gals.

Olivia said...

Hmmm, a food journal. Well it sounds like a good idea! Your blog is soo cute! I am going back to check out what I might have missed.
Hugs,
Olivia

Heaven's Walk - said...

I am SOOO with you, Debbi! We've got a southern vacation planned this spring, too - and I've got 20 biggies to lose before then! Yikes! Have you checked out CalorieCount.com? (i think that's right address) It's an online food journal that tallies your intake cals, your cals burned, as well as the nutrition of the food that you eat each meal. It's GREAT! Let me know what you think of it! We can do this, girly! TOGETHER!!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Bohemian said...

Debbi... good for you, keeping a food journal does work because it illuminates what you're putting in your mouth... or neglecting to! A trip to Kona is definitely sufficient incentive to be in the best shape you can be for such a grand adventure! You go girl...


Dawn... The Bohemian

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I was dieting too...for my sons wedding in June...but now with all this...i'm not hungry one bit. Not the way I planned on losing....I always try to look for positives in any situation. SOOO with that said I am embracing my nausea!

I wanted to thank you for your sweet comments and support. I know it will be very rough, but in the end better for us all.
*hugs*deb

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOL ... ohhh I know you will do it !
I don't dare keep a food journal because most of the entries would say things like 2 slice pecan pie, slice of caramel cake, pineapple upside down cake (most likely ALL of it)....
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