SMASHbooking Sunday: a weight loss smash book

by ~Tina · 8 comments

in Getting my craft on, LIFE, SELF, Weight loss

Hello loves!

I thought I would share with you what I have decided to do to help me stay on track on my weight loss journey.

I have started a SMASH book specifically to track my weight loss and fill with it not only the all important stats and progress photos, but also pages of inspiration and a space where I can journal how I am feeling and what’s going on in my head. I tried doing this as a regular feature here on TGDM but it didn’t work out so well.

So, I decided to use the K & Company Smash Couture Folio for no other reason that some of the pages are pretty and the last page is very fitting to a weight loss journey.

weight loss smash book 7

On the very first page, I called myself a loser. In the most nicest way possible. The letters, papers, twine and tag were all purchased from Kmart. The Smash flag clip was a Scrapbook Savvy purchase.

weight loss smash book

My plan for this weight loss SMASH* book is for it to be a book that I can refer to as inspiration during my weight loss journey, with quotes, information I have printed out from the Interwebz, journalling from myself, progress photos, a place to record stats, and anything else that will help me get through.

weight loss smash book 1

If you haven’t read The Body Pledge, you should.

Some of the pages in the SMASH* book are too pretty to cover up, so I leave them as they are but then there are other pages that I either cut in half, or cover them with my smashing.

weight loss smash book 2

weight loss smash book 3

weight loss smash book 4

There are a lot of blank pages for me to play with, but at the back of the book, I have sectioned off a few pages into the amount of weeks I have given myself to reach my goal weight.

This section is where I’ll be adding stats, journalling bits, food diary entries, etc.

And the last page – appropriate, no? Hehe.

weight loss smash book 5

And because I’m being positive, I have prepared the final, final page. All that is to go in there is the new Tina ;)

weight loss smash book 6

Are you SMASH* booking yet? What do you think of my way of making a long, tedious weight loss journey a little more creative and fun?

1 Libby July 7, 2013 at 7:15 am

Can’t believe I just (as in 5 mins ago) asked you to share your weight loss smash book!!!! Amazing timing. Looks great. I really need to start one. Thanks so much for sharing.
Libby recently posted..The Week that WasMy Profile

2 MewMewLea July 7, 2013 at 9:41 am

I wish you luck!
I’ve done a similar smashbook, but it’s filled not only with weight loss things, but different advice on how to look and feel better as a whole.
It’s a great idea :)
Here’s a tip, because I guarantee this will happen. (It’s happened to everyone I’ve known that’s lost weight) At one point your body will hit a plateau. When this happens, start doing running intervals on the treadmill, making sure your heart rate goes to at least 175. That’s when you start burning fat, not just sugar.

3 Sar W July 7, 2013 at 9:44 am

Love what you’ve done so far! You’re certainly rockin the SMASH book!

4 Di @ Max The Unicorn July 7, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I love this idea and might just do one of my own since I have 2 smashbooks on the way to me (combined with a need to lose weight). Love how creative you are with your smashing, too! Inspirational :)
Di @ Max The Unicorn recently posted..Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy Manicure + Review!My Profile

5 tracy July 8, 2013 at 3:45 am

Great book to keep you motivated in your journey.
I just put a smash type book put together for my “Get Healthy” journal.
I have yet to complete a page yet.
Love what you have done in yours :)
tracy recently posted..Rainy Smashy weekendMy Profile

6 HostMonster Coupon July 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and
wished to say that I’ve truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll
be subscribing on your rss feed and I am hoping you write again soon!
HostMonster Coupon recently posted..HostMonster CouponMy Profile

7 NetFirms Coupon July 24, 2013 at 10:46 am

What’s Going down i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I have discovered It positively useful and it has aided me out loads. I am hoping to give a contribution & help different users like its helped me. Great job.
NetFirms Coupon recently posted..NetFirms CouponMy Profile

Comments on this entry are closed.

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: