This doesn't have to be a food journal as such, although many people find it useful to record what they eat and why. It can also be motivating to write down what activity you are doing. But you might find it helpful to keep a personal diary of your thoughts, progress and goals for the future. You will continue to make progress as long as you are honest with yourself but not judging and criticising yourself.
All the time you are keeping a journal, you are "emotionally aware" of your situation. You are monitoring and thinking about your progress on a day-to-day basis, like you are repeating your affirmations to yourself each day. As soon as you stop focusing you become "emotionally unaware" and unconsciously give yourself permission to take a step backwards.
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