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My Fight to Be Fit: Linda Michaels

Linda is a producer and lives in Virginia Beach. Come back each Monday and Wednesday to follow her progress.


June 21, 2006

Face the Facts for Faster Weight Loss

I’ve heard it a million times and yet I forget how important it is – record everything you eat.

I never cease to be amazed at our capability for self-deception. As I began this week, I started logging everything I eat in a convenient online program. Each night, as I reach the limit of my allotted calories, I realize that if I were not writing it down I would add one or two things that probably would amount to another 100 or 200 calories – a great way to slow my weight loss.

With the accountability of this program that isn't happening and the scales are moving again -- to my absolute delight.

Whether I’m at work, home or even the local YMCA, I’m never more than a few steps from a computer connected to the internet, so this online tracking program is perfect for me.

For many people a simple notebook would do the trick. In any case, logging what I eat is not only keeping me accountable, it is creating a record that I can take to my doctor or nutritionist should my weight loss efforts stall again.

Do you keep track of what you're eating each day? Log on to our discussion board to share your thoughts and to support others in their weight loss efforts.

You also might want to check out some of these articles from weight loss experts.


Previous blogs: How I got Roped into This, Dodging the Donuts, Why Losing Weight Takes Faith, When the Scales Won't Budge, Ask the Experts, Sweet Scale Success, Are You Having Fun Yet?, All or Nothing


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