Whether you're at your goal weight or just beginning your journey, keeping account of your progress in a personalized book can help you stay on track.
Step 1: Embellish the cover of the scrapbook Choose a design for the cover of your scrapbook that will highlight your progress. Decide on an inspirational title, and use scrapbooking embellishments like pre-cut letters, tags, and ribbons to create your design. Use a scrapbooking adhesive to create your cover design on the three-ring binder.
Step 2: Create an introduction page Create an introduction page. Use a scrapbooking pen to write your starting weight and measurements on a sheet of journal paper or card-stock. Include a photograph of you at your starting weight, and other words or images that remind you of that time.
TIP: Include the good and the bad in your scrapbook. Record any slip-ups along the way to help you remember how you overcame challenges.
Step 3: Decorate the introduction page Decorate the pages by using embellishments and cutting out interesting designs from card stock.
Step 4: Place the sheet in a page sleeve Place the sheet in a scrapbooking page sleeve. Put the sleeve in your decorated three-ring binder.
Step 5: Create new pages to track your progress Create new pages to track your progress on a weekly or monthly schedule. Include a new photograph and write down your feelings about the changes in your life and your thoughts about your progress so far. Place these pages in sleeves and in your scrapbook.
TIP: Make note of new foods or activities that you've enjoyed during your weight loss journey. Draw pictures or include food labels to remind you of these new discoveries.
Step 6: Remember progress by reading scrapbook Look over your scrapbook on a regular basis, or whenever you feel like times are hard. Remember your hard work and progress, and think about all of the challenges you've overcome.
FACT: The Centers for Disease Control suggests that all adults get at least 2 1/2 hours of moderate aerobic activity along with two sessions of muscle-training activity every week. Breaking your exercise time into 10 minute portions can help you fit your activity into a business schedule.