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Free Food Journal Printable {Healthy Mama Week 29}

Good Monday afternoon!  Nearly 2 weeks have passed since my last Healthy Mama post and honestly I haven’t been the healthiest of mamas during that time.  I’ve had a hard time controlling myself when it comes to food so I’ve resorted to a tactic I’ve used in the past- food journaling and today I’m sharing my food journal printable with you all!

Basically I make myself not only plan out my food but before I sit down to eat it I also portion it out and write down exactly what I am going to eat and the calorie content.  I find that the simple act of making me write everything down prevents me from mindless eating.

For example, sometimes when I make the kids’ something I’m not going to eat (like mac n cheese) I might take a bit without even really thinking about it.  When food journaling I really don’t want to bother with figuring out the caloric value of two bites of mac n cheese so I don’t bother with eating it.  For once being lazy isn’t necessarily a bad thing!

I used to do this in a notebook I keep on the counter but I found myself drawing out a little chart to fill in each time so I decided to make myself a little food journal printable I can print out and now I’m sharing it with you!

food journal printableTo access the pdf version click here.  Feel free to use for personal use only.

There are a lot of awesome food journal printables out there but I like this one because I can use one sheet for an entire week.

Now to the scale… In the past 2 weeks I have gained 1.1 pounds.  Since beginning my Healthy Mama Challenge 6 months ago I have lost 11.1 pounds or 6.4% overall.

I have a few weight loss goals-

  • Get to a healthy BMI (0 pounds to go) Goal Reached!
  • Get to my pre-pregnancy weight (1.9 pounds to go)
  • Get to my pre-marriage weight (6.9 pounds to go)
  • Total Weight Loss Goal {Get back to my ideal weight} (16.9 pounds to go)

This week I completed almost all of my training for the Flap Jack & Jill 5K.  I got into my head during my run yesterday and I stopped running and finished the workout walking.  I’m not going to lie, I’m disappointed in myself but I’m going to keep working at it.  I know that physically I could have completed that run but mentally I lost my focus and gave up.  I used to run regularly (many years and 2 kids ago) and so I know that so much of it is mental and I think I need some time to get that mental strength back.  I’m hoping to complete all of my training schedule workouts this week.

Do you food journal?  Please feel free to leave any health or fitness tips in the comments and let me know if you use the food journal printable- I love to hear from you!


Wednesday 15th of April 2015

Way to go on your progress! Losing weight at a mama is tough work! I have always noticed how much of my kids' food I grab here & there when we've done specific "eating plans" (diets). It takes a lot of self control not to eat that stuff, but it definitely adds up.


Wednesday 15th of April 2015

Thanks, Lori!

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