Kim, I ditched the journal. I think it might have been after stabilization though, but maybe before... as soon as they said not required, well I stopped doing it. However I can keep a day's exchanges in my mind and almost never screw up on the exchanges in a day, even without journaling. I was on plan for close to 10 months before I quit, so I had it engrained on my brain by that time anyway. I am a person who easily keeps mental track of things like that though, so I didn't find it helped me much after I got the hang of it. I usually used the same exchanges for the same meal (for example at lunch I almost always allow myself a protein, a starch and some veggies). So it is not difficult to keep track of whether or not you are on plan.
ON LAWL since 9/5/2006
Last edited by BarbaraB; 10-29-2007 at 04:23 PM.