I read a great idea somewhere and I started it this month. I have a little calendar on my fridge. Every day I put a forward slash through the day if I ate good and clean and met my calorie goals. And I put a backward slash on the day if I exercise at least 30 min, writing if it's my cardio or weight training day as I'm alternating days.
I'm also counting calories and writing everything down. But now that I'm getting the idea on calories and portions, even if I don't write everything down or enter in the computer, this xxxxx'ing helps. When I went to open the fridge door tonight I saw that calendar and I didn't reach for the glass of wine to relax, I'd already put an X on the day. My calorie limit was over.
So at the end of the month the idea is... you have an x on as many days as possible. Just thought I'd share this, I haven't had the best Feb so far as I got sick and missed some exercising but basically it was a clean eating few weeks! Many forward slashes!