Paula is well known in the Filofax community for her ability to use recycled materials to create inserts and dividers. for The Filofax Project, she will be using an A5 Amazona to track her dieting progress.
Hi everybody. As I’m sure you are aware this is my first post for my diet project. The Filofax that I’m going to be using for my project is the lovely A5 Brown Amazona courtesy of Janet.
Just over four years ago I had exceptionally high triglycerides. As a guide your triglycerides should be under 1.7, mine were 8.2. Because triglycerides are linked to sudden heart attacks and strokes I had no choice but to try and reduce my triglyceride levels and eat a more healthy diet. Through a lot of hard work I was able to bring my triglycerides down to about 1.8 and also lose 6 stone over a four year period but sadly because of health reasons some of the weight has crept back on. I know it’s not going to be easy but I’m now faced with the challenge of losing two and a half stone or if you prefer 35 pounds.
My Filofax organiser is almost laid out the way I want it but as always it’s a work in progress. First of all I’m going to show you my A5 Amazona and then my insert pages that I’ve put together. Most of the images on my inserts came from a Weight Watchers cookbook which I bought second hand for £1, I think that’s just over $1.50.
My A5 Amazona
I have tried to keep everything as simple as possible to hopefully make sticking to my diet simple, if only it was that easy. Rather than repeat myself I shall allow the inserts and pages that I’ve created to speak for themselves through the following photographs.
My Diary Insert
My Planner Insert
My Meal Planner
My Shopping Guide
My Vitamin Page
My Weight Guide
Weight Loss Insert
Weight To Lose Box
Weight To Lose Graph
Notes Insert – For General Notes
A5 Pocket – For Storing Cuttings
Bits & Pieces
As you can see from the photographs I’ve already made a start with my diet and will hopefully be able to update you next week. I look forward to giving you a progress report and more details about the project then.
This is awesome. I am going to try this. I love how you included your projects as party of the weight loss project.
Love the asparagus divider!!!
The dividers were mainly pages from a Weight Watchers cookbook (£1 in a charity bookshop) which were then attached to some Martha Stewart dividers. The last insert image was cut from the Waitrose supermarket quarterly magazine. Thanks
This is an amazing, and inspiring post. Thank you so much for sharing. I am most definitely looking forward to the next post from you!
Thank, I’m glad you like it.
Lovely post Paula – how does the weight loss graph work. And how do you plan your meals in advance – do you decide once a week or day by day?
Thanks for your kind words. With the weight loss graph I shall be be hoping to see a nice line dropping down the page. The weight to lose box will have squares filled in weekly revealing my weight loss in that respect. My meal planner will also become a food diary. Meals are usually planned the day before but can change last minute if I’m not feeling well. Hopefully my next post will be a little more insightful. I won’t say much but hopefully I will have a good weight loss as I have been exceptionally good.