Thursday, May 04, 2006


I've decided to make a scrapbook/journal of my weightloss journey. I realised that I had a number of posts on my blog that I could use. A few old fat photos and quite a few better ones. It won't be a scrapbook for public consumption but I'll share the odd page. I wanted to thank Karen who has inspired me with her writing style. Check out her blog - everything is in the first person present tense (OK we were both obviously English scholars at one stage). I'm going to use that style for my journal.

Here's a sneak peek at a page and some journaling:

"Eating well costs a little more than eating junk. I go to the supermarket or the Saturday Riverbank Market for fresh stuff 4-5 times a week. But I choose different treats. No more chocolate bars. My treats are yoghurt and mint dip, artichoke hearts, glossy magazines. I choose the magazines I hope will inspire me – Weight Watchers, Healthy Food, Slimming -the success stories in these help me realise I could be one of them. They cost more than chocolate, though."

The album is an 8x8 ring binder format. The cutest album. A Memories Tote from SEI. I got it from Karen at It looks like a handbag.


Janine said...

Mel I am so proud of you!!! You are an inspiration and I am just so happy that you have plucked up the coruage to start documenting your weight loss journey!!! Go Mel!! I love love love the ring binder album that you have chosen!!

Mel I am so rapt for you.
" a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step"

karen said...

Hey thanks Mel ... it's nice to be inspirational!!
Good on you for writing a storybook all about you.

Jane said...

well done Mel, excellent idea . Good luck with your journey!

Lynda said...

I love that page Mel, such gorgeous colours and a great pic of you! Good on you doing an album about your weightloss, it is a huge journey and one you must be very proud of. Love that cute little album too - great find.

Delys said...

Mel you are an inspiration to me and I take my hat off (a sombrero) too lol! Just love the album and and the sneak peek. Go you!