Like many of you, I made a new year’s resolution to lose weight and get healthy.
In addition to going to the gym and planning my meals, I’m measuring my progress using a homemade Weekly Weight Tracker.
Here’s how to make your own.
Get a deck of playing cards and remove the jokers so you have 52 cards, one for each week of the year.
Next, get a pair of scissors, adhesive or glue, a hole punch, and the paper you are using for your tracker. I designed my own chart along with some inspirational weight-loss quotes and “Progress Check-In” markers.
You could also use scrapbook paper or simply write on the cards with a permanent marker.
Cover the face of each card with adhesive. I like using scrapbook tape because it helps the paper lay flat. Cut out a tracking chart and stick it to the card.
Don’t have any playing cards? Just print out my free Weekly Weight Tracker on heavy-weight card stock and cut out the cards.
I made the tracking charts slightly larger than a playing card so it’s easy to cut off the extra paper. Carefully cut around the card to remove the excess paper.
At this point, you could glue a piece of scrapbook paper to the back of the card, but I liked the pretty pink design on my deck, so I left it as is. I found my deck of cards in the bargain bin at Michaels.
Keep going until all of the cards have a tracking chart.
Here’s what my deck looks like with the tracking chart on one side and the other side blank.
Included in the PDF for the Weekly Weight Tracker are more than 50 inspirational weight-loss quotes. I decided to add these quotes to the back of the cards.
I cut around the quotes very closely because I wanted the pink design to show around the border. Glue the quotes to the back of the cards, if you decide to use them.
I divided my deck into 4 groups and added a cover and 3 “Progress Check-In” markers. You don’t have to make a cover or break up the year into checkpoints, but I thought it was a nice touch.
You’ll have a nice big stack of cards with tracking charts and quotes.
Carefully punch a hole into the corner of each card. If you don’t have a single-hole punch, line up your cards in one puncher of a 3-hole punch.
Use a metal clip ring, a key chain, pretty ribbon, plastic lanyard string, or elastic ties to bind the cards together.
That’s it! Enjoy your Weekly Weight Tracker. People who measure their progress have a better chance of reaching their goals. You can do it!
What else will you add to your Weekly Weight Tracker? How about before and after photos?