Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Line Diet

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I've talked about the line diet before.

There is an online tool for graphing your progress. You set a goal weight and calendar date to reach that weight. You weigh in as often as you'd like. Some people do it daily. Other's, like me, not so often.  I like making mini goals to reach toward my overall goal of . . . dare I say, 150 lbs. 

This is my line diet graph.  I removed my screen name in the clouds for privacy.  The fixed line indicates how much you should lose daily to reach your goal.  The red line indicates the weight on, below or above your daily goal. With my recent mental and emotional work toward eating less and moving more, I've been steadily losing weight.  I hope to get to 191 by the 5K I plan to run on October 30th.  I ran the same race last year at 212.  I would like to see how 21 lbs off my body increases my speed, and reduces discomfort while running.

Basically, if you go over the fixed line, you are to eat less and exercise more. If you are under the fixed line, you are to eat sensible and exercise. It allows you to proportion your day to keep on track of your goal.  For those of you who need to see results of your accomplishments, the line diet chart is a great way to see the loss. I've become more conscious of how I am doing by seeing that red line.  And I'll admit that I couldn't bring myself to plugging in my weight after last weekend's binge.  But I've been working hard this week, and the results are steadily getting me to goal. 

There is also a second chart for when you want to rate your eating and exercise for that day. I don't often fill that one out, but when I am having a great day, it is nice to plug it in.

What method of tracking your weight loss journey are you doing?  Do you think it has helped your progress?

1 comment:

  1. this looks like a great source. I use not just for weight loss but to be aware of what I put in my body.

    I am officially back to working out, so excited. well most days I am excited :)


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