Since I started my new job at the pub I have been losing weight – without even really trying to. I don’t know how much I weighed when I started but I do know that in the last month I have lost over a stone. I know I had already lost quite a bit as you could already tell in my face and from my slimmer tummy that I had. I wish I knew what I weighed prior to starting working there!
I have been using My Fitness Pal app on my iPhone for the past month but I am hoping to incorporate either a weight-loss section or add a space for recording things to my current pages.
I think I need to start writing down what I am eating in my Filofax as well as having it in my app as I can see clearly when things are in front of me on paper, without having to flick between different pages of the app and not being able to see both pages at a time. I also am hoping to add new gadgets to my arsenal so that I can collect more data about myself.
I would like to get either a Fitbit Flex or a Withings Pulse – at some point I would also like to add a set of scales as well and both companies do scales that update to your Fitbit or Withings account wirelessly which is ideal for me.
With all this in mind, it might be time for me to reconsider the Filofax I am using whilst working out which companies products to go for what with the additional things I will be writing in my organiser, I am not sure I will have enough room in my current Personal Malden. The other option of course, it that I use a Filofax purely for the recording of my fitness items, but then it won’t necessarily be always with me. This want for changing my organiser has been brewing for the past few weeks, I have been missing the A5 size page, my A5 Holborn has been sitting patiently waiting for me to start reusing him but work wise I don’t really have a need to use him as I am just writing down my shifts and other appointment/plans rather than having to plan out things for work.
I could equally start using the A5 purple Malden I purchased nearly a year ago and havent really started using yet, I printed off Leonie Dawson’s 2013 Incredible workbook and planner but haven’t yet sat down and filled it in! (Yes, yes, I know I should – it will help me workout some actual plans for my job situation and other such necessities but I’ve been procrastinating!) Maybe if I add my Health tracking to the A5 Malden I will make progress with both, as I am already so motivated with my weight-loss, seeing the weight drop off has made me even more determined to make the number smaller and smaller and my tummy get smaller and smaller!
I am currently waiting for a delivery from Studio L2E with a “Plan It” stamp set I ordered a few weeks ago, which will help as it has water tracking glasses on it and other little symbols that will be useful for adding check boxes or appointments or weigh-in data to my pages. Having looked again at their website today, I think I should have also ordered the Rate It set as well! Ah well, maybe next time! I have even been thinking that perhaps the Dodo Accapad A5 might be the thing to sort me out? Then I can have a column for Work, Scouts, Health Stuff, FlyLady and whatever else?
I have been looking on Pinterest for ideas as well, I think I might need to make some custom pages at some point but that will have to wait for a while as I have still got to play around with the Teacher’s Organiser Pages as the extra lesson section is not quite as straight forward as I thought it would be and I am really busy at work at present, even more so over the next two weeks or so as my boss is away and I will be playing assistant deputy manager and kitchen assistant while my boss and her partner are away. I have today off and so far it has been spent moving a whole pile of things to locate an item, then putting the entire pile of things back, making sure I have eaten, showered and am dressed before going to my meeting tonight. Ideas are flying around my head and I really wish I had a Fitbit or Pulse device already as I would have been enthusiastic to see how many calories and steps I have taken already today just by the chaos that has been happening since I got out of bed! Alas, I haven’t got one and there is another 9 days until pay day, so unless someone fancies sending me one to review, I get some money or someone buys me one I am going to have to wait impatiently, whilst deciding on one or the other, until next Friday!
What are your thoughts? Do you have a Fitbit Flex or a Withings Pulse? What do you like/dislike about them? How do you keep track of your health/fitness in your Filofax or am I alone in wanting to do this?!? Let me know, just comment below! 🙂
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