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It feels really good to start 2013 with a weight loss.  For more years than I care to count, I have started the New Year overweight and very unhappy with myself, always vowing to not go through another year like the last.  This past year (2012) I achieved success and I want to share it with you!

As many of you know I am a journaling fiend and I have many different journals going at a time. I actually feel lost if I go for a bit of time without putting pen to paper in one of the many.  Today, I am going to tell you about turning journaling into a way to eat healthier and lose weight and it is truly the easiest and most effective way I have ever tried (and succeeded at)!

I found myself at a bit of personal crossroads at the beginning of 2012. I was once again celebrating a birthday and starting a new year and was overweight and very disappointed in myself and wanting to get completely off my diabetes medication. It was the same old story, month after month, Monday after Monday. Until I was looking for free apps for my new iPhone. . . . . and found MyFitnessPal. It instantly connected with my journaling soul and I am happy to say 43 pounds later I have journaled my way to weight loss!

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Now I realize that this is not the “miracle pill” that everyone wants for weight loss. It takes commitment, effort and consistency but for those of you who are looking for an easy way to keep track of the food that goes into your mouth and the calories your body burns this is a great way that is virtually at your finger tips all the time (if you don’t have a Smartphone you can put it on your computer).

This is where the journaling part of me kicked in. It soon became something I did several times day, logging into my “diary” as they call it and logging my foods for the day. It amazed me to learn how unhealthy some of my favorite foods really were and of course portion size began to play a huge roll in staying within my calorie goal.

 

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Journaling my way to successful weight loss has been the most satisfying thing I have ever done. Why don’t you give it a shot, what do you have to lose after all . . . . . .  maybe just a little weight?

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BeBetsy invites you to share your experiences as well.  We love hearing about both success and challenges – it helps us all! 

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