I agree with UNIDENT. It helps me because I DO NOT want to see "double cheeseburger" written in my dieting journal. There have been times it pained me to write down a cookie or fried food, but I did it anyways and when the opportunity came around to eat junk I pass it up because I know later on it wont be worth it and I am going to have to track it and see it in print.
Also you can use your journal for so many things..try doing an "inspirational quote of the day." I do everyday, and it is motivating to me. I use mine to write down healthy food items I need to buy on my next shopping trip. I record and make lists or certain chemicals, preservatives, and ingredients that i do not want to consume, I then take my notebook with to the store and read the label to see if it contains anything I wrote down. I also keep track of my exercise. You can be creative and do so many things with a journal. Everyday try writing down how you feel, how motivated you are that day, and if something inspired you, write it down and use that as a tool next time you feel discouraged.
Your journal should relfect YOU personally, and the things that inspire and help you, good luck :)
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| Pounds lost: 22.0