Tracking Progress ...
If you don't know what you are actually doing, how can you figure out
what to change?
Tracking Progress allows you to see where you are at, and where you can
make changes to get to where you want to be.
You start a weight loss program with an end goal in mind.
Whether that is a certain dress size, or a target weight to reach ...
How do you know if you are on the right track unless you are Tracking
This is best done on a Weekly basis, so you are not freaking out over
But there are other things you can track as well.
I mean, how do you really know that you are reaching your goal of
drinking one ounce of water for every 2 pounds of body weight, as
Hydration unless you are tracking the progress of
your efforts to reach this goal.
Are you really decreasing
How can you actually know unless you are tracking your progress?
Have you started a log of what you are eating throughout the day?
a great page on the benefits of keeping a food journal over
Odds are pretty good, that you think you are eating OK…
But if you log everything you eat every day for a week in a diet journal, and take a look
back at what you actually ate, you will probably find a number of
places where you slipped.
Hey, No big deal.
Do better next week.
When you start tracking what you eat, it will help trigger you to
Control of what you eat.
Because, you will be thinking about it, since you have to write it down.
How about tracking progress of how you are doing at Increasing your Metabolism?
Did you actually spend 30 or more minutes doing something that raises
your heart rate every day?
Writing down your daily activity will help motivate you to actually get
Tracking progress doesn't have to be painful…
Yes, you could keep a log for each of the things you are tracking, but
then you'll have to keep multiple places updated several times a day,
and that will become a pain in the butt, and you will probably not do
it for long.
Create a simple document with spaces for what you ate at each meal and
a couple of snacks in between.
Put in a set of check boxes for each bottle or cup of water that you
intend to drink throughout the day.
Leave a paragraph to describe what you did to increase your metabolism.
You could easily fit 2 days worth of information on a sheet of paper.
But I would suggest you go for a Single Sheet for each day of the Week.
This will make it easy for you to Flip through and see how you've done
over time. Knowing that each 7 pages is a week.
Make a simple form for yourself, that leaves space to track your
progress in each of the 7 habits you are working on so you can figure
out what your shortcomings are, and concentrate on them the next
This is a marathon, not a sprint, we are training our bodies here.
Head for the top of Tracking
Look into making a Diet Journal
Don't forget about Tracking results
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