I have started to put the scale results and my steps at the bottom of my myfitnesspal.com food track in the comments section. I don't like to input the exercise because it adds how many calories it thinks I earned and that is not what I think exercise is about. So in the comments section I put what I did for exercise, how many steps I got, and the next morning's scale result. Hoping that over time I can find a trend of what works and what doesn't.
I think I should probably add my sleep-quantity and quality. This week the only thing that changed is that I moved back into the master bedroom. And while my quantity is perfect, I am thinking that quality is not so great. And while it has not been bad enough to effect my activity level during the day, I don't feel especially energetic, and I have not increased food intake, which would be my normal response to being tired, the studies do show that hormonally poor quality of sleep negatively affects (effects?) weight loss.
Waiting to hear how Karin's fitbit is working and thinking about getting one just so I can follow the sleep issue.
p.s. I just checked my weight loss progress, since my birthday 11/11 I have lost 16 pounds in 15 weeks. And during that time I gained at Christmas and the week of my son's birthday. A pound a week is super, so I am going to stop complaining now. Thanks for all the support!