I hate logging my food and exercise. It’s time consuming. It’s boring. It’s repetitive. And that is just the paper kind of logging. The available software seems to be worse unless I eat the exact same thing all the time (Apparently, most people eat about 100 foods. I haven’t yet tried to figure out my 100.).
I know when I do stop and write down what I am eating and what kind of exercise I am getting it helps. Some of the help comes in the form of a well-known effect: I won’t eat the 27 cookies if I know I have to write it down. I will do the workout when I don’t want to because I don’t want a blank space on my chart (I don’t really believe in the Great Gradebook in the Sky, and yet I act like I do…).
Wriggling away from the truth does not count as exercise. Let’s write it all down.