Feast your eyes on my newest creation…. (cue maniacal laughing….)
Apparently my October/Craig Diet talk didn’t resonate too much with the weight loss part of my brain… I am down a total of 1 pound.
Then I realized – the times I lost the most weight included writing down & tracking what actually went into my belly. I guess seeing ½ a bag of peanut butter cups would stop me from devouring the other half.
There are so many awesome printable lists out there, but since I need to feel the need to constantly reinvent the wheel, I created my own. I even gave it a witty name – Dizee’s Food Tracking & Calendar Printable FANCY!
I included some things that I believe are vital to my success.
a) Weekly Goals– If I don’t write something down, I tend to forget it (like eggs at the grocery store this week! DOH!). I figure here I would include some achievable goals (putting away the laundry) and some which were a little bigger (Cleaning the Cabinets?! A necessary evil!)
b) Small Monthly Calendar – It’s helpful! No other reason.
c) Menu – Lately, I have been planning the weekly menu in my head. Please note item “A”. #FAIL!
d) To Do – Apparently my husband deems our calendar “art” and we can’t write on it. This provides a nifty little spot to track our comings and goings.
e) Weekly Food Tracking- Just because something goes on the Menu, it does not guarantee it being eaten. Conversely, I never write “Chocolate” down but SOMEHOW it is always consumed. (Note: Gina, I have officially eliminated my ‘Trigger Chocolates” from my house. Little Steps…)
f) Different Motivational Quotes- ‘Cause, honestly, I need all the help I can get. One new one a week to keep things fresh.
The plan is to print them out back-to-back (so a Week & the associated food diary are on 1 page).
I created the sheets thru the end of the year (it seemed like a good ending point). The only caveat is I start this on Monday 11/3 – so I guess you can eat whatever you want until then. HA!!!
You can download the Dizee’s Food Tracking & Calendar Printable you can download the zipped word files here so you can edit them and make it your own. (Maybe you want a category “Blog Post” instead of ” To Do”. To each their own!
Fingers crossed that an organized start to November will lead to a more organized, skinnier me!