Do you keep a journal? Hack my day

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 13, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Do you keep a journal to record things like meals, workouts, etc.?

I find it helps incredibly with remembering things and tracking progress. I have a small ruled notebook with me most of the time and I record anything that I want in it.

A recent typical day would like like this:
Breakfast: 3 eggs, scrambled with chopped peppers, onion, garlic, mushroom & coconut oil, frozen berries & whole milk smoothie, fish oil & multivitamin(last multivit was last week, considering phasing that out)

Snack: Handful macademia nuts

Lunch: one lb. meat cookies, large salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, fish oil

WOD (Workout of the Day): Some kind of weight training on days I don't have soccer

Dinner: one lb. steak, half bushel of asparagus with butter/olive oil, glass whole milk

flossed :)
browsed internet for too long :(

To do: look up LDL on paleohacks, call mom its her birthday

I have a page with a tab that has all my exercise/weight lifting stats which I erase and update after each workout to see where I am currently on various exercises. Several months ago you would have seen a lot more "almond butter and honey sandwich", brown rice, pasta on those meals and a ton more snacking, especially on fruit. I haven't missed a workout since I started writing in the journal everyday and tracking my progress. This is something I would recommend to anyone.



on January 14, 2012
at 04:10 PM

+ 1 for "meat cookies".


on January 14, 2012
at 12:33 AM

Yeah I use moleskine as well. Great product!

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on January 13, 2012
at 09:35 PM

I use moleskin journals for this.



on January 13, 2012
at 09:02 PM

I found this notebook at a Muji store in an airport, and have used it ever since to use for everything.


It has the months in the beginning, where I put appointments, my weight, dates that I add in or take out a supplement (so I can keep a broad idea if things change like how I feel, etc.) and then the weeks are split up by days and have a blank sheet of graphing paper across from them to write in any notes, feelings, ideas, to dos, etc. Ever since then I just keep ordering them online or visit the Time Square Muji store because their paper also just has the most velvety touch and is a delight to write on (in addition to it's general organization).

Only downfall, no US holidays are in, but I can tell if there is a lot of Japanese character action on some weeks that the latest episode of Naruto won't be coming out :-p #nerd



on January 13, 2012
at 08:33 PM

For personal journal, I use Evernote. This is where I stash reminders, recipe ideas, and ideas.

For diet and exercise logging, I use Cron-O-Meter.

I also keep a moleskine notebook for sketches, schematics, diagrams, etc... but I usually only bring that along when traveling.

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