Monday, December 30, 2013

One resolution


In the past, I have toyed with Daily Checklists and lots of different habits I wanted to develop to make my life better.  I admire Gretchen Rubin and her huge resolutions checklist. I know from experience, though, that making things too complicated doesn't work for me.

I already posted my goals for the new year, but I am only going to make one resolution: To track my food and exercise every day this year. If I miss a meal, I will go back and reconstruct it the best I can from memory -- no excuses.

I think this is the one keystone habit that has made the difference between good behavior and not-so-good behavior over the years. There is plenty of evidence that people who track their food lose more weight. Keeping track will nudge me to make better choices so I have nicer food logs.

Sure, there are other behavior changes I will try to make, but this is the one I'm going to make sure to do every day.

What are your new year's resolutions?

2 comments:

  1. That's such a good one! I have that one too :) The key is not running away from the food diary when I have a less than stellar day. Would be so nice to get to 31 Dec, 2014 and to have 365 days completed!

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  2. I really slacked off on food journaling the past two months. It's on my list, as well.

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