Monday, July 8, 2013

Pen To Paper….

Hey loves!!!! I hope you guys had a wonderful 4th of a July weekend! Fun fact about Mari, I typically don’t do anything on the 4th of July because I have a huge fear of fireworks. Actually I have a fear of anything that will make a loud noise, such as balloons or someone filling a tire! hahaha I know I have some serious issues but don’t ever get me balloons for my birthday…EVER.

I recently made a purchase that was much needed. Ever since my weight loss journey back in 2006 I have always kept a food and fitness journal and lately I have been using MyFitnessPal  (I hit 515 consecutive days…thank you, OCD haha). I love MFP but I missed writing it down and being able to review it. One of my fave things to do on Sundays, is sitting down with old journals and just reviewing my progress…don’t judge.

So anyways lol, I headed to Barnes and Noble last week and purchased the BEST JOURNAL EVER!

wonderwoman

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How can you NOT succeed with this kick ass journal which matches perfectly with my mug!

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Several studies have supported the claim that people who keep food journals are more successful in losing weight as well as keeping it off. I have two tips for anyone who wants to start journaling. First one is, do what works best for you! Maybe you want to sit down and write everything down or maybe you find an app on you phone more beneficial. My number two tip is BE HONEST! If you are grabbing a spoonful of peanut butter; make sure you are logging it. That 1 extra tablespoon of peanut butter a day can easily add up to 700 calories in ONE week!

And when in doubt just ask yourself “WWWWD”? ha

Namaste…

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2 comments :

  1. So funny, I have been considering starting to use MFP again. Not that I'm trying to lose weight, but I've been finding myself just mindlessly eating bites of food here and there a lot more than usual. 515 consecutive days is VERY impressive Mari! I can't get my mom to do a week (and she tries, so hard!)

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  2. I had to laugh at WWWWD??!!! I agree, writing down what you eat is a real eye opener. Those little licks and tastes do add up!

    I once worked with a woman who had three large Dunkin Donut coffees a day - she wondered why she wasn't losing weight when she was counting points, when come to find out, she never counted points for coffee! Her frozen mocha carmel drinks were 800 calories - EACH!

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