Our first week's assignment is simply to log all our food intake for a week, plus water intake and exercise time. Got it. I log my food about half the time, don't pay attention to fluids too much unless I'm thirsty or I'm purposely counteracting dehydration (no, I don't believe in that old saw about 8 glasses of water), and I log all my workouts.
Part of our introductory packet is a little worksheet on which we're supposed to work through all our excuses for not losing weight. The examples they use like "I get bored easily" are mostly easily answered with "Just Friggin' Train", of course.
I think I'll submit my worksheet with some sage advice in mind:
"Your barriers: Too much child-minding time eats into training time".
"Your solution: Sell children to circus."
(Maybe I'm just a subversive, but I tend to resent the implication that any person who is a little overweight must be full of flimsy excuses or borderline mentally ill.)