The first Friday of each month I document my progress in pounds & inches (chest, abdomen, waist, hips, left thigh, right thigh, left calve, right calve, left arm, right arm) in a table I created for the whole year. I also keep a separate day planner where I check in how I'm doing on a daily basis. Every Friday morning I weigh myself nude (right after waking up) and write it in my day planner. Over time I can reflect on my moods and daily/monthly/yearly progress! Change happens in the long run!
Even though SparkPeople tracks your numbers, I find my own records to be more personal and accessible. I would be happy to share my table with you! Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the word document.
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Set up a regularly scheduled "appointment" with a friend or colleague to discuss progress to date. Share weekly goals and review progress. Being accountable to someone helps and you can help each other get back on track when motivation is lacking.
Believe in the power of Wii, the Wii board that is;)
I use the Wii board to help keep track of the weight I've lost or gained, by seeing my progress on screen, I'm able to visualize better my progress rather then using a regular scale. Back in January when I started to kick my weight loss goals into high gear I knew that previous methods I had tried
to keep me motivated had failed. So I looked into getting a Wii, and a Wii Board. I'm a huge gamer so I figured since this would incorporate gaming and keeping fit this would be a big help. Now I enjoy going to weigh in and see my progress, for those who need that extra motivation this will help.
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