Can I Love the Scale?

Ummmm . . . probably not.  I’m hoping I’ll like it a little more tomorrow.  Maybe just hating it less is more realistic.  Saturday morning is my weekly time to weigh and record my weekly weight, compare to the previous week, etc.

Lately, it’s usually been pretty disappointing . . . frustrating . . . depressing.

I’ve done a few things this week that I’m hoping will change the trajectory of my weight.  I’ve had some successes and some failures, but I have started moving more, drinking more water, and eating less junk.  I am hopeful that I will weigh slightly less tomorrow than I did last Saturday.  Regardless of the scale, I feel I am moving in the direction of improved health.

I’ve also started tracking my calories, exercise (including stretching) and water intake.  While I haven’t been perfect at it this week, I certainly improved over previous weeks.  I am definitely paying more attention to all of these things.  So, I decided to develop a tracker.  I guess I’m old school.  I still use a Franklin Classic planner.  In fact, I just bought a Franklin hole punch.  Old school, odd ball, dinosaur.  Don’t care.  I’ve used electronic planners, my phone, etc.  I find the Franklin works the best for me.  Anyway, I decided to put two trackers per sheet so I can cut them in half and put one in my planner for each day.  It’s basic – not pretty.

Here’s a snapshot of my journal page.  I’m also attaching it (two on one sheet) as a Word document, so you can edit however you like.  Fitness Journal

Stay tuned for updates on my progress!

Update:  I am down 2 lbs. since last Saturday.  My hard work paid off – but it really was hard work!

 

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