I hit a milestone today. I've logged my food, water, and exercise on My Fitness Pal for 750 consecutive days. That's more than two years!
Logging my exercise helps me to keep track of how many times I'm exercising each week. And I love that I don't have to remember what weight I use for each machine, plus I get stoked when I get to increase my weights.
I find it very helpful to log my food. Sometimes when I feel like eating more food, I think, ooh, if I eat that, I have to log it and see all those calories add up. Or I think, gee, I haven't eaten enough protein, so what can I eat that will help me balance my macros better?
Even if I still just decide, oh what the hell, I want to eat more carbs or go over my caloric limit, at least I've thought twice about it.
Logging my food has made me more mindful, which puts me in control instead of food controlling me.
Keeping a daily food log has also helped me reverse pre-diabetes in about seven months time back in 2015, and I've kept my blood glucose normal ever since. I've also lost about 64 lbs.
My next goal is to lose 30 lbs.