Thursday, August 18, 2011

Big Idea Festival: Days 3 and 4

Our word yesterday was "less." I decided to do a page about my weight loss. I have been about 10-15 lbs. more than I would like to be for as long as I can remember. I've worked out fairly consistently but was never able to get rid of those last few pounds. When I signed up for TEAM Fitness, one of the requirements was to keep a food journal. I wasn't thrilled, but knew it would be good. I ended up downloading the app My Fitness Pal for my phone. It was the best thing I ever did! I enter in everything I eat and it keeps track of my calories throughout the day. If I exercise, I can enter that in and it will allow me to eat that many more calories. When I set it up, I entered my current weight, my goal weight and how quickly I wanted to lose it. It has a bar code scanner so if I eat something packages, I just scan the label using the camera on my phone. It also has the option of entering in my own recipes, so it makes keeping track of home cooked meals super easy! In case you are wondering, they also have a website, so you don't even need a smart phone to use it! (Okay, sales pitch done.)

Here's my layout:

Today's word was "give." The instructor for today, Wendy Smedley, gave us the challenge to scrapbook about giving of something non monetary. At first, I was going to talk about all of the things I do for my family, but then I started to think about giving blood and the impact that has had on my own family and that of a friend. So I ended up with this:


  1. So how's Rick doing on "less"? :)

  2. I've lost 10 pounds so far - only 10 more to go. At first I was excited when I lost 10, then the stupid app recalculated my calories for the day and told me I get 5% less.