I’m tired of my pants not fitting.
Plus the scale seems to jump upward when I have gluten. (No! Say it isn't so! Please, please, please, can I be wrong about this?)
AND I've noticed that monitoring something can actually improve it. (It's one aspect of the Hawthorne effect. More on that later)
So I'm just going track what I'm doing. I had tried to say "No sweets until my weight drops below X," but before I do that, I want to see if sweets matter more than exercise than getting lots of sleep, etc. It's me. I gotta do an experiment! (Yes, there are flaws in this one. But I'm trying to keep it simple.)
Here is my health log. (NOT my diet long!) This is the second one. The first one I accidentally left off the sweets category...
FYI: The Hawthorne effect was named after an experiment in a factory in Hawthorne, IL. The researchers wanted to see if productivity increased depending on lighting (and other changes). They gradually increased the lighting and productivity did, in fact, increase. Then they slowly decreased it—and productivity continued to go up! They concluded that just knowing their work was being monitored increased the workers’ efficiency. Their conclusion is disputed, but I have found that it has worked in getting my dissertation done and in tracking our budget.