The Filofax Weight Loss Plan Part 2

Am attaching some photos.

This one is a photo of me exactly 25 years after I started my weight loss plan and lost 55.5kg/122.1lbs – I am 51 now and can still get into a bikini if you don’t look too closely! I have gone up and down a little in weight over the years but never more than 4kgs. I am 5ft 7in/1.7m and usually weigh between 54 and 57kg. So you are never too old to lose weight or to change career or to do exciting things.

Second one is doing the highest bungy jump in the world – Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa (216m) for my 50th birthday. That went under ‘achievements’ in my Filofax

The following one is how I use my graph paper to record weight loss in a Filofax. All you need is a pencil and/or a pen. You can also just use lined paper. I draw a little circle on the box so my lines don’t have to be too accurate. The red line denotes my goal. You can use whatever measurements you like. For me, each square represents 100g. I don’t write my weight next to the little circle but you can. I just do it on the back of the paper.

This one is using a ‘Date – Weight  – Am – Aim Lost -To Lose’ format. This is a mockup but it would have gone into a plastic holder in my Filofax. I did a one line a day format because it was easier than remembering the dates for each Monday say.

Another mockup – this time with a Date – Weight – Graph format using lines (and a red line for goal). Once again, it would have gone into my Filo in a plastic sheet. When I was losing weight I would weigh myself every Saturday morning.

There are weight loss charts on the internet which you can print and punch for your Filofax (many of them can be resized if you use smaller models of Filofax). But anything with squares or lines can work.

I also keep a Filofax page for calories of unusual things that are not on the packaging and for McDonalds meals for example. I don’t count calories but from my years and years of being on so many diets, I know what is lots of calories and what isn’t and more or less how much to aim for. You could do the same with fat, carbs and sugar I imagine.

I also have weight and measurement conversions on a page:

1 calorie = 4.2 kilojoules

1 kg = 2.2 pounds

1 ounce = 25g

for example.

Hope this has given someone an idea or inspiration!

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

5 thoughts

  1. Thanks Janet. Just what I need. Have embarked on a weight loss challenge too. I lost 35kg two years ago, but have put 15kg back on, and it all needs to go 🙂

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