I'm a big advocate for using FREE online software for tracking physical activity and nutrition.
And the best part is - being able to chart and see your progress.
Setting up your activities (and nutrition) takes a short bit of time initially. For instance, you search for your activity in the drop down menu, put in total time you did that activity and you're done! The software stores your activity, so the next time you do it, it's already there; just enter your time.
The next great part is seeing calories burned from that activity. Take that number with a grain of salt, because it's only an estimate.
Finally, you get to see trends in your activity from day to day, or week to week. This allows you to identify trends in your activity levels and to further refine your training plan.
When it comes to nutrition, start entering your food. Select from the drop down menu just like you did for your physical activity.
What I like most is the ability to see the percentages of fat, protein and carbohydrates, what makes up your daily diet. When I work with clients, this let's me see areas for improvement that we can work on together.
There's another graph, not pictured here, which shows a net caloric balance, which will let you know one of a couple things: you're either not exercising enough or eating too much. Pretty simple, if your goal is to lose weight, right? Give online tracking a try. My favorites are Fitday and MyFitnessPal.