i mentioned that i was trying out a simpler, bigger version of a food journal. i thought i’d share that today.
on the first page, i decided to put some weight goals, and space to update my progress each week. i shamelessly stole the idea from an old weight watchers tracker. (p.s. ain’t no way i’m sharing these numbers with the world right now.)
i went through the book and counted one page for every day and an extra page at the beginning of the week. it left plenty of extra pages. i saved a few at the beginning of every “month,” and then decided to add some cheesy inspiration to the first pages.
i always have a ton of quotes saved all over the place. i found the photos with equally cheesy pinterest searches for things like “motivation.”
then we get to the actual journaling, which is basically the whole book. on the first page of the week, since i’m following weight watchers, i included my extra weekly points. there’s plenty of space for extra notes or doodles. this will be on the left for the rest of the weeks. i got excited and jumped the gun with journaling on saturday, so i didn’t worry about it and taped it in here.
for the daily food journaling pages, i got some inspiration from ashley m. on youtube. at the top, i date the page, and list my weight and how much sleep i got. at the end of the day, i add how many steps i took.
after listing out what i ate, i add a “comments” section. i like writing out what worked or what didn’t, and how i was feeling about it. i think that’s important when healthy eating has been a struggle. not pictured, i add a “for tomorrow” section after the comments – just 2 or 3 mini goals i want to try for. i’ve written things like “choose one indulgence,” “keep tracking,” and “be more mindful before i eat.”
and that is that. i can’t call it a wild success just yet, because it’s been less than a week. but it is good looking enough to encourage me to keep using it. i did track through wednesday, which seems to be the day i become completely uninterested with food journaling during the week.
have you ever used a food journal? what did you like about it?