07 January 2011

Free for All Friday No. 112

As always, feel free to talk about any Filofax topic this Friday, but here's a suggestion: do you use a Filo for any of the health and fitness resolutions we're all making this time of year.

For example, I use a pocket Finsbury with a 2-day-per-page diary to record weight, exercise sessions, and water consumption.

Or are you counting the days for January to be over so everyone will stop going on and on about fitness?

15 comments:

  1. Hey! First comment here. I got my first ever Filofax, a Cuban in Chili today! YAYY! I've been waiting for the mail to come and it's finally here! :)

    I'm planning on using it to track my water consumption for real, because I have been having some serious skin/health issues relating to water consumption (or lack thereof), and I'm super excited.

    Thanks for all the helpful info you have here!

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  2. I have a personal Domino which I use for my mission 101. There's also a "health" section in it, where I keep track of my weight and what I've done on my spinning bike.

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  3. I keep a running section in my filofax (but us my iPhone 4 Nike + app to record the running stats and then transfer them over onto paper - how old school am i?!)....

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  4. I am just setting up a personal slimline filofax as a diet and fitness diary. I plan to record everything I eat, my weight each time I weigh myself and my exercise. I'm hping it will keep my fitness goals in the forefront of my mind and help me to make better choices. We will have to wait and see if it works!

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  6. Hi,
    I have diabetes and use my beautiful purple Finchley in pocket size to keep track of blood sugar readings and insulin intake. I print the charts on address labels for a week's readings at a time and it works really well. I carry the current week around with me and store past weeks in a Heart filofax.

    I've tried various computer and iphone programs but nothing worked effectively so it was back to pen and paper. My nurse likes the before/ after meals chart and I like the graph to keep me on track. I had tighter control in 2 weeks.

    And because I just love playing with my filo, I always have it with me, encouraging me to take readings just to have an excuse to open it!

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  7. This year I have 10 new years resolutions. After last years 3/10 result I have set 2011s to be less ambitious. They are typed-up and printed onto 6x4 piece of photo paper, punched. I have positioned this on the first page in my projects section of my FF. To remind me every time I turn to that section. Here's hoping for 4/10 or more this year :-)

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  8. I use a pocket week on two pages for a medical journal to keep track of everything. Don't use a scale, I have always felt them to be the invention of the devil, designed with the sole purpose to inflict guilt on every man, woman, and child in the civilized world. I can get close enough on how my jeans fit!

    As for New Year's resolutions, I always make one, that way I have something to give up for Lent.

    Has anybody been keeping up with Filofax prices on e-bay? Recently a 5/4 Winchester went for $535.00, the previous high for the same model had been $298.00 AMAZING!

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  9. www.thedailyplanner.com is having a sale: 25% off all Filofax binders, refills and 2011 diary inserts!

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  10. Thanks Laurie. I'm going to put that on the front!

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  11. I am soon moving to a new town and can't wait to use my Filofax to establish a new routine. My life has become a little disarrayed while I was finishing up grad school and I can't wait to get it back on track. I am planning on using my Filo to keep things like pool opening hours and dance class timetables to hand, and also to keep my goals in mind and help me stay focused and excited about them.

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  12. I am sad to say that my Cuban zip personal in Chili is MIA or stolen. I can't accuse anyone in my office but I have my suspicions due to comments made. So, I am going to wait awhile to see if hopefully I just misplaced it somewhere. I have looked high and low (with the help of a very patient hubby) and still no results. Otherwise I will have to start from scratch and that is NO FUN!

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  13. oh no!! Hope you get it back safely.
    Keep us posted - I'm sure we're all worrying for you!

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  14. Hi there,
    I am reposting. Wasn't sure if diabetes charts were relevant,so removed my first blog, but as Kate has posted on the same subject, she's given me courage to re blog. Thanks Kate. I too use charts to check diabetes sugar levels and insulin doses.The one I use is excellent and is found on Vertex 42site---see Philofaxy Links.A good excuse to keep using my lovely Filo and also stops me from eating naughties if it's all written down.I made a water chart today too, a simplistic cross off the picture icons chart,as my resolution for 2011 is to drink more water each day.A great blog site. My first post on FFAF. Thanks for everything here. I just love it!!

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  15. @Butanben: there ARE no irrelevant Filofax-posts! ;-)

    @Erin: my biggest nightmare! How I wish FF would over a tracking inside with the binders. You could now press the button and the beep-beep-beep should show you were that binder is!! I do hope it wasn't a co-worker! I'd be capable of terrible things if someone did this to me on purpose!

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