Weight Loss Scrapbooking

By: The 15 Minute Scrapbooker

Weight Loss Scrapbook

Fitness and Weight goals can often be long term projects. A weight loss scrapbook is a great way to document your progress, successes and disappointments.

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Logging certain information will allow you to track your progress over time.

Since changes can happen a little here and there over months we often don’t notice them in our day to day lives.

Creating this simple scrapbook will allow you to look back and say “wow I did it!”

I am going to show you how to make an easy and effective mini-scrapbook and journal in a size of your choice in about fifteen minutes for under $5. No previous crafting experience is necessary.

Supplies Needed:

  • Spiral bound Notebook (any size)
  • 1 piece of 12×12 patterned paper (or 2 if doing an 8.5×11 size)
  • 1 piece of 12×12 cardstock (or 2 if doing an 8.5×11 size)
  • (optional) 1 yard 1/8” width ribbon or a bunch of scraps
  • A photo of yourself
  • Pictures of what you want to look like (from magazines or internet)
  • Glue Stick or scrapbooking adhesive
  • Tab Punch with cardstock scraps or self adhesive tabs

Cut your paper the same size as the cover of your notebook. You will need two pieces for the outer front and back cover (patterned paper) and two for the inner front and back cover (plain cardstock). You will need to trim slightly so that the paper goes up to the edge of the spiral binding but not go over it. Glue the patterned paper to the outer notebook covers and the plain cardstock to the inner pages.

On your front cover glue the photos of what you want to look like. Adding a title like “My Fitness Scrapbook” is a great touch, simply write it on a scrap of your cardstock and glue down. Doing this allows you to focus on your results every time you record notes in your scrapbook which helps to reinforce your goal.

Add the photo of yourself on the inner front cover. If you want you can first glue it down to a piece of patterned paper or cardstock and cut around it leaving a ¼” to ½” mat around the photo and glue that into your scrapbook.

Adding tabs, if you have access to a tab punch, just punch them out of scrap cardstock in complimentary colors. You can also cut out tabs in a size of your choice or purchase self adhesive clear tabs at your local office supply store. Write on your tabs to make it easy to find your sections. My fitness scrapbook has tabs for measurements, goals, food log, exercise log, journaling and recipes to try.

This last step is optional. I cut my ribbon in about two inch strips and know onto the wire of the notebook. Thinner ribbon works best on small notebooks. This just adds some whimsy to your weight loss scrapbook project.

You have now created a fast and simple fitness scrapbook!

Autumn Craig, The 15 Minute Scrapbooker, is the author of Entitled Scrapbooking and Scrap in a Snap A Resource for Page Title Ideas and creator and lead designer for www.love-my-scrapbooking-ideas.com

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