The Pause for Action appears to be logging to the history list twice for each action. The first time to log that it is pausing and the second to log it is done pausing. Selecting the Hide from Workflow Status does not affect the entries to the history list.
Is there a way to turn off the default logging of the Pause for Action. It is filling up the history list with useless information.
short answer: No.
You may add a feature request on user voice. There is some stuff going on around workflow history but your requirement seems not to be named yet.