South Beach Diet - How do you document your weight loss?
11-10-2004, 08:39 PM
I was just curious how all of ya'll document your weight loss program...
For me, I have a scrapbook that I started a few years ago. It documents my successes, my many failures, and everything in between. It talks about the different programs I have been on and how quickly they went down the tubes. I'm hoping it will be a good thing for me to look back on in the future and maybe a tool to keep my children from going down the same paths that I have.
How about ya'll??
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11-11-2004, 12:37 AM
I started writing my stats in a small notebook when i started WW a few years ago. along with writing down all my food for the day. Now I write in it weekly with my weight, and measurements. its fun to look back and see how far you've come. But when I was not losing or gained 1 lbs, i would skip writing in it... denial. i know. lol. but now i'm def. back on track!
11-11-2004, 08:21 AM
You sure are! I think your weight loss is great! Congrats and keep up the great work!
I was excited to see that I have lost 2 more pounds.... i wish i could take it off as fast i seemed to have put it on, but i know, patience is a virtue, right? lol
I journal regularly, so I just include weight lose efferts and weights there - I like to be able to go back an entire year and see how I have done - currently I am 11 lbs lighter than this time last year!
11-11-2004, 10:16 AM
I have a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that I use to keep track of my daily weight. I also put my monthly goal in there and I chart the results. I also have a fancier spreadsheet that someone sent me from here that tracks my goal weight, weekly weight, total loss, BMI, and estimates when I will reach goal. It also has a graph.
11-11-2004, 11:18 AM
I've only been keeping track since I started SBD. I have an excel spreadsheet I created where I record my daily weight along with notes on what was going on at that time (like TOM, or how many starches and fruits I was eating). I also use a spreadsheet someone on this board gave me that is a weekly one and which predicts when I'll be done. They help me see trends, which is positive!
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11-11-2004, 12:06 PM
When I started this new WOE I was counting calories and recording the total on paper so I could keep a running total. Now I have a spiral notebook that I use to write down my food choices, plus short notes like TOM or travel, and exercise, plus my weekly weigh in.
About once a month I will put the weekly weight numbers in my excel spreadsheet so I can get positive visual reinforcement and see the wonderful downward (and sometimes level or upward) trend on the graph.
11-11-2004, 05:40 PM
Oh, excel spreadsheets, thats such a good idea! I don't know why I never thought of that. I'm so ancient with my little notebook. lol. The sound of graphs and stuff makes it so fun! :)
11-12-2004, 12:58 PM
www.fitday.com is a free site where you can chart your weight loss , exercise and food intake.
11-12-2004, 09:24 PM
Wow! Thanks for sharing!
11-13-2004, 03:02 PM
I have a hand-me-down Palm Pilot that has RMR Diet on it. There is a place for weight and stats and the progress is shown on a line graph, which I find motivating. It is also possible to track eating values on that program, but I use FitDay when tracking food (occasionally, for a reality check.)
11-13-2004, 03:18 PM
Thanks for that link 2BFIT1 !! That is a great one!
11-13-2004, 03:41 PM
I use fitday.com, which creates a chart of your weight changes over time. I also write down my weight every friday on my calendar. :)
11-15-2004, 12:51 PM
If anyone would like the spreadsheet that tracks your weight loss, bmi, goal date, etc. PM me with your email address and I will send to you.