Last night I shared these photos in the Facebook group Forks Over Knives Official Plant Based Group.
This morning my Facebook blew up!!
I’ve been struggling with my food choices and wanted to give myself a fresh start again. I wrote out a plan using this red, yellow, and green system in my Wellness Journal so it would be easy to refer to. I’m wanting to transition completely to a plant based diet and loved this graphic that was shared while I attended a health lecture in Costa Rica this spring.
This made so much sense to me and it was so easy to follow, even my grade school kids would be able to understand it! I wrote it in my food journal so I could refer to it easily.
I didn’t realize there were over 250K people in the FOK FB group when I shared my photos, nor did I anticipate all the questions everyone would have about my planner.
I thought it would be easiest to answer the questions about my planner here in my blog.
First, it’s an Erin Condren planner. The one that I am using is the colorful vertical life planner. It has both a monthly layout and a daily/weekly layout. I love using the monthly layout as a gratitude journal.
(The Washi tape and stickers here are from the Erin Condren website. More info on how to order and get $10 off later in this post.)
I’ve been using a planner like this to track my food for about 3 years. I also use the same planner for my personal life (pictures on my IG @gracewithouttears). It’s a little hit and miss as some weeks are totally empty, but I’m really wanting to be intentional and mindful about my food choices so I’m making it a priority. I believe food is medicine and carving out time to plan my food choices is worth the effort.
To order the planner, use this link to sign up and you will receive a $10 off coupon code via your email.
My planner, as I mentioned, is the colorful vertical version (there are three different layouts, vertical, horizontal, and hourly, in both colorful and neutral options). Right now you can purchase them to begin in July 2019 and end in December 2020. That’s 18 months!!
This is the neutral version of the same planner. I’m planning to get this one in December for the year 2020 (my current one goes till December). One change this year in the colorful is that the colored headings are not as thick as they have been. (I don’t have the new colorful version here at my house but you can see it on the Erin Condren website). I’m going with neutral next year so I can make my own headings.
Some people have asked about the stickers I’ve used in the layout. The Fitbit steps and the daily habits stickers, as well as the water drops are from Planner Chick Designs. This link should give you a 15% discount if you order from her.
She actually has a great selection of health and fitness stickers as well as some other types of water tracking stickers.
The “Day Off” sticker and the “Good Morning Sunshine” sticker are both from Krissyanne Designs. She has a massive selection and you can use this link to order from her website.
You can also just keep things really simple and use a black pen and/or colored pens. Part of the fun and what keeps me motivated is the creative outlet that this provides to wind me down at the end of the day.
I’m done with Day 2 and I’ve got a skeleton of a plan for my food tomorrow. All I have left to do today is drink my last 4 cups of water and get to bed at a decent hour!
Please let me know if you have any more questions about my food planner, or Wellness Journal. It has been a great tool and helps keep me on track and focused on choosing a better lifestyle with my food!
I’m impressed! It takes focus and discipline to be this organized about recording your great habit metrics.