DIY, Sponsored My alli® After & DIY Healthy Tracking Planner October 5, 2016

DIY Healthy Tracking Planner
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What a journey so far! Though I was fearful about sharing my weight loss journey using alli® weight loss aid in the previous post, I realized it was the right thing to do. Do not get me wrong, this process is not easy, and because I am human, I had some slip-ups, but I just started over the next day and didn’t beat myself up over it.  I have to be able to forgive myself and my mistakes because it is still a learning process. When I left you, I had set up the appointment with my doctor to have a full physical done. I am so glad that I did. Thankfully, I got the “all-clear”, so I was ready to get started.
Remember my DIY Exercise Calendar? I still use it at the start of each week to help remind me of the days I need to set aside to workout. Now that school has begun, I realized that with our daily schedules and activities (i.e. homework, sports, etc.), I needed to get even more organized. Surely I am a great organizer of time, right? Wrong! As a result, I decided to create my own idea of a planner, so that I could stay on track and keep up with everything in one location, and be able to take it with me. This planner will help me to track my exercise dates and amount of time I allot to it, my water intake (I need to do better) and everything else that I have to get done or be reminded of.
You are probably thinking that I spent loads of cash on this planner. No, and for that I am excited. The great thing is that I was able to purchase a blank notebook at my local craft store, and cover it with fabric. Take a look at how I did it:

Blank Planner (Your choice)
Multiple Colored Gel Pens (if you like pretty colors)
Quilting Fat Square (your choice)
Fabric Adhesive
Optional: Notebook Stamp (to create a note section)

1. Fold and measure your fabric to the desired length of the planner you are using
2. Place the planner in the middle of the fabric, and fold the fabric onto the sleeves.
3. Using Fabric Glue, glue the fabric to the planner.
4. Using a ruler, draw enough lines to accommodate the number of days you would like to have to document your plans.
Add the dates and days of the week and optional stamp, and you are ready!
In my planner, I included everything that I wanted to put emphasis on for the week. As I accomplished each goal, I placed a checkmark next to the activity, but if I didn’t accomplish it, I placed an X next to it. I also included how my week went in the ‘notes’ section that way I can go back and reflect.
You are probably wondering how my experience with the alli® weight loss aid is going. So far so good. I follow the instructions for use per the box instructions. I have made a conscious effort to stay within my calorie and fat targets, increased my water intake and started walking more. Again, it is not easy and I have fallen “off-the-wagon” a time or two, but I just pick myself up and start anew the next day. So far, I feel better about what I am doing and the choices I am making and that’s important.
A few things to remember: alli® weight loss aid is the only FDA approved over-the-counter weight loss aide on the market. It works by blocking 25% of the fat you eat from being absorbed by your body*. You can purchase alli® at your local retailer, I made my purchase at Target. To save $10 on your purchase, sign up for alli® updates at and your coupon will arrive in your inbox ready to use.
I love that alli® is not a “quick-fix”. It really is a way to step back and take inventory of what you are eating and how active you are. I am still so excited about the future, and I know that I can and will be successful. I am on my way! What a way to start the new school year. I will be ready for summer!
Until Next Time!



* alli® (orlistat 60 mg capsules) is for weight loss in overweight adults, 18 years and older, when used along with a reduced-calorie and low-fat diet. Follow label directions. In studies, most people lost 5-10 pounds over 6 months.

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