How A Journal For Weight Loss Can Help You Lose Weight

What lengths would you go to when it comes to shedding unhealthy pounds?


Using a journal is a great way to document a journey as well as getting your thoughts down on paper no matter how deep and dark they may be.

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I have always felt kind of strange repeating “verbal” positive affirmation, but I will definitely write them down in a journal.

Somehow on paper, they sound less off the wall than out loud in front of a mirror. Positive affirmations are another great tool for getting healthy, no matter if it is in front of a mirror or in a journal.

I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn. — Anne Frank

Simple goals should also be part of a journal. I know that all the gurus tell you that goals should be specific and measurable and they should be, but I would recommend staying away from losing a specific number as a goal.

Health related goals are a good choice if you are just getting started.

Think about setting goals for things you have always wanted to do, such as; learn to crochet, read two books a month, walk 10 miles a week. This list is never-ending. You should have a few goals in your journal that are not health-related.

Use your journal to set rewards for yourself for reaching health milestones.

A journal should definitely be used to record your thoughts. Releasing toxic thoughts is a big part of getting healthy.

On the flip side, writing about what makes you happy or what excites you can motivate you to change your life. That is the beauty of journaling…it can be whatever you want it to be.

For me, the most beneficial part of journaling is taking some time to answer questions that really make you think.

Answer questions like…What frustrates you? What simple changes can you make to reduce the frustration? What are three activities that truly make me happy? How often do I do these?

Journals can be fun not to mention they can motivate you, help you deal with negative emotions and celebrate the successes. Spend 10 minutes a day writing about your challenges and successes with a daily journal.

Here are 10 things you may want to include in a weight loss journal. You may opt for a gratitude style of journal where you records an affirmation and somethings you are grateful for.

This journal may also include a few questions that you would answer each day.

The nice thing about journals is they are very popular right now and you can find them in anything from plain paper to more detailed soul searching workbooks.

Journalling is one of the best ways to truly get your thoughts down on paper.

Since journals are personal, you can feel free to write whatever comes to mind without fear of being judged or worrying about someone misinterpreting what you are saying.

If you don’t think you can find the time to sit down and write, there are options for putting your thoughts out in the form of a recording or even a video. Do whatever makes you comfortable.

Journalling can be game-changer when it comes to losing weight, especially if you have addictive tendencies.

So, get out a piece of paper and start by writing down what your goals are for your health.

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