It's common knowledge these days that keeping a food journal will help you lose weight. The theory behind it, of course, is that if you write down everything you eat, you might eat less. Well, scrapbookers can take it a step further. Why not create weight loss scrapbooks?
This is a great way to blend your passion for scrapbooks with your quest to drop a few extra pounds. You might even find that it makes the whole process just a little bit easier for you. Memory Scrapbooks has a few tips and suggestions to get you started on your way to weight loss success!
Your weight loss scrapbooks should always include some sort of “before” picture. That way, you can get an idea of where this journey started. In these scrapbooks
, you can also include some of your measurements and your initial thoughts about the weight loss process. It will be good to look back on when the whole thing is over. Think about including a weight loss graph, or a picture of a pair of jeans that you can't wait to fit into. Weight loss scrapbooks can really help you get started the right way.
Any of the scrapbooks from Memory Scrapbooks would be perfect for this type of project. Ideally, you want scrapbooks that can easily expand so that you can add pages as you need to. You might also want to come up with a color scheme. Try to come up with as many design decisions beforehand as you possibly can. This will ensure that your weight loss scrapbooks are cohesive. It might even be a good idea to pre-make some of the pages. Then you can just fill the pages into your scrapbooks as you go.
We can't stress enough how important it is for you to have a good “before” picture. You might not want to take a picture of yourself before you lose the weight, but it's definitely an important feature for these scrapbooks.
As you lose weight, you'll appreciate having a picture to look back on. It's also the kind of thing that can keep you motivated as you continue on your weight loss journey. Think of your weight loss scrapbooks as your key to motivation. You love scrapbooking, so you want this project to be a success. Take pictures of yourself on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to document your progress. Include some journaling every once in a while.
When you reach your goal, get dressed up and take a fun “after” picture. Create nice layouts for your weight loss scrapbooks and celebrate your achievement!