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Daily Food and Water Tracker

Hi,

This is my first attempt at making a template, so apologies if it's not quite up to standards! This form fits on a 3 x 5 card, and allows you to track your food intake for different calorie levels by x'ing boxes to represent portions of different foods. Standard portions according to the Diabetic Assoc'n guidelines were used to match the different calorie levels; distribution of food types for different calorie levels is as per "Weight No More," a program that I took at a local hospital.

I'm attaching three files - the open office source, a "3 x 5" pdf that contains one landscaped image for printing directly to index cards, and a "cardstock" pdf that contains 6 forms. Print two-sided on cardstock and cut them apart; the images line up on top of each other back-to-back. Finished, cut cards are 2.8" x 5.5" - that works okay for me but you may want to trim for 5" width.

Thanks to:

  • Jordan McGilvray, whose weekly meal log form on this site provided guidance on how to make attractive tables;
  • Jorge Cruise, whose book 8 Minutes in the Morning provided inspiration for the "draw the line at the desired calorie level and eat what's on the left side of the line idea; and
  • Miriam Nelson, whose book Strong Women Stay Slim provided guidance on number of servings for different calorie levels.
Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
Thumbnail: 
Food Water Tracker.png
Usage advice: 

Draw a solid vertical line immediately to the right of your desired daily calorie level. The boxes to the left of the line represent your allowed portions of those food groups for the day. "X" in each box as you eat a standard portion of that food; when the boxes are full you are done eating (or else you are cheating!). Also includes 8 boxes for water intake - standard 8 oz cup per box.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor or a fitness trainer. Please see your doctor before starting a diet to make sure that it is nutritionally appropriate for you.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader; Open Office
AttachmentSize
Daily Food Water Card 3 x 5.pdf18.81 KB
Daily Food Water Card cardstock.pdf31.25 KB
Daily Food Water Card.odg9.66 KB
Index Card (3 x 5)2007-07-30 19:45
daily household chore planner/appointment setter

Hi... this is my first attempt at a customizable Franklin Covey two-pages-per-day style template.

It's set up as a household chore planner/appointment setter in an Excel 2003 file, but it's too big to upload, so here's a pdf of Monday...

It's in a Christian Woman style, but hey, it's pretty simple to change the colors and/or images and delete the quotes.

Let me know what you think! If you'd like the whole shebang, I'll email it to you...

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
ScreenHunter_01 Sep. 14 11.11.jpg
Usage advice: 

Each day of the week is a separate, undated tab. Just print landscape style and cut down the center. I couldn't quite figure out how to set it up for back to back printing, any ideas?

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Reader
AttachmentSize
Daily chore planner.pdf157.26 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2009-09-14 15:53
Daily Keeper with Notes

2 Page per day - Daily Keeper and Notes

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

Common daily time keeper with room for day-to-day notes.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
AttachmentSize
Daily Keeper - Notes.pdf168.56 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-07-14 21:23
Daily Mood Journaling / Tracking Page

This template is primarily aimed at those suffering from Bipolar disorder or depression. It is meant to keep track of not only your moods, but also the events and variables surrounding them so that you can target things that trigger your moods so that you may balance them.

I really, really hope this can help some folks out. If anyone has any suggestions or questions, please, let me know. I'd be happy to help in any way I can. Also, this is my first template, so go easy on the negative comments, please.

(Please note, the thumbnail does a terrible job of showing what it looks like!)

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
bipolarthumbnail.jpg
Usage advice: 

You could probably come up with several systems to use with the template, but what I had in mind with it, was this:

During the day, mark a dot on on the "Mood Tracking" grid, showing where your mood was at during what part of the day. (Hint: There are 24 blocks going across!)

Also, keep track of how many hours of sleep you had the night before, what medications you took, what you ate, how long you exercised, and the weather.

At the end of the day, write a short blurb under daily blurb, describing how you felt throughout the day, or any event that stuck out in your mind. Also, note what your "overall" mood was during the day.

At the end of the week, or month, whichever you prefer, go through your mood logs and try to see if there are any patterns in diet, exercise (or lack-there-of), weather, sleeping habits, etc. that may be contributing to your depressed or manic bouts. See if you can find a common factor in the times you felt "normal" and try to repeat those things.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader
AttachmentSize
Bipolar2.pdf19.48 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2007-10-21 10:23
Daily Pages Compact with FC/GTD mix

This is my Daily Two Pages per day take on Franklin Covey/GTD Mix.
Compact Size 4.25" X 6.75" or 108 X 172mm
I am using precut compact size blank paper from Franklin Covey.
This is done in Microsoft Word 2003.

This is compact size because that is the size that works best for me. Small enough to carry and large enough to write in and see. It's about as heavy as I care to go also.
Open office is not an option for me right now as both download time and space are not available. I wanted to use what was easily available to me and the system I already had.

Paper size: 
Other
Usage advice: 

This is May in Microsot Word.
Compact size 4.25" X 6.75".
This size paper will not duplex in my printer so usually run off month on one side and then item lists on the other.

I can change the color of the months, the quotes (if I want one) and type in any extra information I want for a day.
I don't know how to change the date automatically yet so needs to be done page by page. This works out as I like standing things typed in my book.
I could run a standard form for the year and just write things in the blank spaces. I have not done a starter page for the Month or a lead page.
This is still a working form that will change as I experiment with it's use.
Date/appts are on the right as your book is open, lists are on the left.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
NA
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
Compact FC and GTD Daily page right.doc50.5 KB
Compact FC and GTD lists daily left 08 .doc26 KB
Other2008-05-08 00:39
Daily Planner (Colorful)- Modified

I had earlier posted a daily scheduler which was a bit whimsical and suited my taste at that point of time. However, increasingly, I have felt the need to have the same content in a slightly more structured format, and carried out some changes accordingly.
This still has to be printed on an A4 format, but no longer uses both sides of the sheet, but has been compressed into one side of the A4 sheet.

Paper size: 
A4
Thumbnail: 
daily planner thumbnail.JPG
Usage advice: 

As usual, this daily planner is best combined with a weekly review system, when one or two weekly goals which will be concentrated on are identified. This daily planner will take 10 mins or so to fill up the night before or in the morning before starting the day.

My weekly review system is an involved process, so please let me know if anybody feels interested at all to have look at it, will post it then.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
daily planner.doc59.5 KB
A42010-04-15 08:37
Daily Planning Pages - 2up

A pair of pages for planning and tracking daily life. Left page has areas for work and personal todos, schedule and a list of who owes you what. Right page has a notes area and a small area of graph paper. ODG and PDF submitted. Comments welcome.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
dailyPlanning.png
Usage advice: 

I use these pages to track my goings-on for a day or more at a time - depends on how long it takes me to get tasks done, or fill up the notes area. When it gets too messy or too full, just transfer your stuff to the next pair of pages - I kill fewer trees this way. NOTE: This template is laid out is the way you'd use it in your planner. This is meant to be printed on US letter sized paper and cut in half and dropped directly in place. I find this layout much more intuitive than most designs and this way I could see both sides together as I was designing it. Print duplex, flip on the short side and everything will be lined up correctly.

***Updated. I added two new files. This is the way I settled on using it. I punch two holes in the right hand side and put it on top of a pocketed folder with 2.75" fasteners (like this. Inside the folder, I keep a set of weekly planning pages (also attached) and a stanadard yearly planning page for those far future things (didn't make my own for this - I think I use one from the standard DIY package), as well as any stuff I need to carry around. When the pocket folder gets beat up, a quick replace gets me back to work. I've found the pages get a little beat up on the outside of the folder, but not too badly before I replace them.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office, PDF viewer
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dailyPlanning-2up.odg29.27 KB
dailyPlanning-2up.pdf32.04 KB
dailyPlanning2.odg26.01 KB
dailyPlanning2.pdf24.32 KB
weekly_planning_top_punch.odg25 KB
weekly_planning_top_punch.pdf30.26 KB
Letter2007-03-20 01:45
Daily Schedule & Record (Classic)

Dated Daily pages (November 2006) containing a schedule (16 hours), action list, voicemail log, food log, record/notes, and personal notes/journal areas. Includes 1-up and 2-up layouts - source ODG files only, no PDF.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

On the left-hand page:

To-dos for the day go in the 'action list'. There's a priority column for determining order/importance, and an EST column for entering how much time you think it will take to perform the task. There's an unlabeled column for recording what you did with it (schedule forward, delegate, done, in progress, etc.).

The schedule isn't labeled with AM/PM, so it would probably work OK for someone on the graveyard shift as well as a day-shifter. It's got 15-minute intervals marked to make it easier to enter meetings, etc.

I enter my voicemail messages received that day in the "Voicemail Log" section. It's freeform so I can record the message on as many lines as required to fit it in. I don't get many voicemails each day, so it's a small section.

The Food Log is for the person trying to control weight--to lose, gain, or otherwise. It's got prompts for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and three snacks, and a small spot to record your weight that day.

On the right-hand page:

A record/notes section with each line individually numbered for easy indexing (a la Covey). There's a column for the item itself as well as a column for owner or due date.

Beneath is a section for Personal Notes/Journal. For myself, I intend to record such wonders as my kids latest developments, how I felt that day, conversations with family & friends, ideas for personal projects/growth, etc.

To use it for any other month than November 2006, open the source and change out the dates in the left-hand page titles.

For the 1-up file: Then print all the dated left pages. Flip your stock in the printer, then print enough copies of the undated right-hand page to cover the backs of all the dated pages.

For the 2-up file: Print half the pages on 8.5x11, then flip and reload in the printer. Print the other half of the pages. Then slice apart and punch. They might even come out in the right order. :) For months with odd days, there's a page at the end of the file that has a double notes/record page so you don't end up with some crazy date on the back of the last page of your month.

Note: to be like Covey, you'd put a 'master task list' on the back of the 1st day of the month, and the back of the last 'record' page would be something else. Those kinds of pages can be found in the Core template, I think.

License: 
Public Domain
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
OpenOffice.Org
AttachmentSize
Daily Schedule & record Nov 2006.zip112.04 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-10-16 00:59
Daily Schedule Planner

One of the tools I've used to manage my time is the Daily Planning Worksheet from PowerSystems, but it takes up too much space and has a lot of pieces I really don't use.

The part I do use, and am most productive when I use it faithfully, is the schedule for the day.

I reference my work calendar and my personal calendar - both online - to see what I need to do that day, as well as my "To Do" list and pencil them into the schedule.

This may sound like extra work for some of you, but for me, the act of writing it down truly makes me aware of it in ways I'm not if I just rely on looking at my calendar on the computer screen and mentally planning out my day.

I took the schedule concept and added my favorite concept from Leo Baubuta's "Zen to Done" philosophy - the Most Important Tasks.

For me, this is where it gets really cool. Since I have been trying to have a paginated work journal (ala Dave Terry's Analog Work Journal) I wanted to integrate this into the pages, rather than having a whole separate page. I was able to fit 4 days on one letter-sized page then printed them on full-page labels and cut the sheet into quarters.

Now, it doesn't matter how voluminous (or not) my notes were from yesterday as I just slap the label on the next open space in my work journal. The numbering stays consistent - and if there's a day I don't need one (i.e. I'm at a conference or in training all day) I can spare the space in my journal.

I know there are a lot of folks who have worked to integrate their personal and work lives into planners, but I find I need to do just the opposite as I have too much integration as a telecommuter.

I hope you enjoy it. I tried to keep true to DIY format, while adding a bit of color for my own enjoyment.

t.

Paper size: 
Letter
Thumbnail: 
Work Day Plan Sample.JPG
Usage advice: 

I used Avery white 5½ x 8½ shipping labels (Avery product #8126), but a full-sheet label would work just as well.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Open Office Draw
AttachmentSize
Daily Planner Label.odg17.59 KB
Letter2008-10-29 00:27
DAILY SCHEDULING

Customisable daily scheduler for multiple roles/ aspects of life.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
Thumbnail: 
untitled 1.JPG
Usage advice: 

I have found after much experimentation that this is the daily scheduling format that I have managed to use for an extended period without finding it too cumbersome or too boring or too flighty.
I print the sheets in 2 page per sheet format and slice through the middle to get Junior size sheets for my junior size Circa planner.
I also have very small Circa punched cards which fit into the Slider sections, which are for keeping the weekly goals in view. Sometimes I may even dispense with the small cards and just daily write down the weekly goals that I would have arrived at through my weekly review.
The Inbox section is for recording whatever work arrives during the day and just making a note against each item as to how it has been dealt with or will be dealt with (delay/ delegate, etc)
Am putting this up in Word format so that everyone is free to customise the template for their own use and change the categories as they may deem fit.

License: 
Creative Commons
Language: 
English
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
AttachmentSize
daily scheduler.doc37 KB
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2012-08-29 07:35
Daily Task List

This is a tool that can help you keep track of all your daily objectives.

Thumbnail: 
Usage advice: 

This is a daily task list that I created when I couldn't find what I needed in the office supply stores. I looked at many different kinds of DAILY pages and TO DO lists, but couldn't find one that functioned the way I needed it too...so I made my own.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
Microsoft Word
Language: 
English
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-11-09 21:04
Dated Daily Calendar GTD Style with Cornell Notes page

Daily Calendar with the following sections:

  • Appointments
  • Actions
  • Due to me Today (AKA Waiting For)
  • Collection

    Also has a facing page that is Cornell-Notes style

    Paper size: 
    Letter
    Thumbnail: 
    Usage advice: 

    Print it
    Use It

    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    PDF Reader, Winzip(or such)
    AttachmentSize
    Jan-June.zip637.42 KB
    July-Dec.zip627.53 KB
  • Letter2007-01-11 20:03
    Dated monthly calendars May 2006 thru Dec 2007 in MS Word format

    Dated 2-page monthly calendars for May 2006 through Dec 2007. Monday through Sunday week. At the end of the file there are also two-page yearly columnar calendars for 2006 and 2007.

    Paper size: 
    Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
    Usage advice: 

    Two pages per month on a sheet of 8.5 x 11-inch paper. I cut them down the middle and take them to Staples for spiral binding, or you could merge the tables and staple them in the center.

    Print pages 1-2, 5-6, 9-10, etc and then flip over and print 3-4, 7-8, etc.

    I haven't put in any holidays in order to have as much space as possible in the daily blocks--of course you could edit this and put in your own.

    License: 
    Public Domain
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    Microsoft Word
    AttachmentSize
    MonthlyCals 06_07.doc300 KB
    Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2006-05-11 16:48
    DATED Week-to-page on the left, faced by notes, a la Moleskine (2007 and 2008)

    Inspired by the recent Moleskine diaries' layout, and enabled by Doug Johnson's D*I*Y Planner Widget Kit 0.6.

    It's dated left-hand pages showing the whole week on the page, with an included right-hand generic lined page for notes.

    Here are dated pages for July-December 2007 and for all of 2008.

    I decided not to include holidays, as everyone's home will have different ones. Write them in :D

    Versions for Classic and A5 are here, released under the Creative Commons By-NC-SA license, just like the Widget Kit.

    Thumbnail: 
    wtv_n_0_1.png
    Usage advice: 

    PDFs contain an about page for reference, a generic lined page you can use for notes layed out for right-hand (odd) pages - or you can print in anything you like from the official templates or elsewhere, The rest of each file contains a series of dated, week-to-page left-handed pages to face your notes/to-dos/whatever.

    Select the page-range of the weekly pages and print them to your evens. Flip 'em however your printer needs, and print you choice of odd pages. Easy.

    Paper size: 
    Classic and A5
    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Applications required: 
    Some form of PDF reader (Acrobat Reader, OS X Preview, etc).
    Language: 
    English.
    Classic and A52007-07-06 00:34
    Day Diary Template 2008

    Updated, refer to Day Diary Template 2008 v1

    Paper size: 
    Other
    Usage advice: 

    Print A4 double-sided to get correct result.
    Cutting marks for Covery Compact are printed. Please check these for your diary before cutting.
    I use space above the appointments to note birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

    Hope you find these useful. If so, i shall post more for 2008

    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    Adove Reader Preview, any PDF reading application
    AttachmentSize
    Yearly Calendar_2008.pdf16.43 KB
    Yearly Calendar_2009.pdf16.5 KB
    Other2008-02-28 09:29
    Day Diary Template 2008 v1

    Updated version on my original Day Diary Templates.
    Not likely to be the last as I search for the 'perfect' solution.

    Appointment Page on left hand side
    Notes/Tasks Page on right hand side
    Monthly Index Page added for special dates & a Notes page

    It's not perfect but I hope they are of value to someone.

    PDF Paper size = A4, page design is for Covey Compact

    Paper size: 
    Other
    Usage advice: 

    Printing : Print duplex double-sided printing.

    Punch boarders: Center of the page where the page will be trimmed.

    Trimming: Cut down center of A4, then trim off Note sections. Cut note sections in half again. These will take a set of three holes punched. (or turn vertical to take 6 holes, but lines will also be vertical)

    Page Date Order: Cut page down center then flip LHS onto RHS to get the date order.

    NB: I used the spare paper down the bottom of the page templates to create small note pages. I found that I was writing small info notes for other people and having to tear up a large note page or giving them a whole note page, so the little note pages were made.
    I also found i wasn't finishing some of my tasks so I now use the Floating Actions page and move it across the dates as I need it.

    Cutting Sample document attached.

    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    Adobe Reader Preview, any PDF Reading application
    AttachmentSize
    DIY_DayDiary_v1_Apr 2008.pdf747.66 KB
    DIY_DayDiary_v1_Mar 2008.pdf795.13 KB
    DIY_DayDiary_v1_May 2008.pdf794.78 KB
    DIY_DayDiary_v1_Jun 2008.pdf747.64 KB
    Cutting Sample.pdf62.83 KB
    Other2008-03-16 16:39
    day plan

    Index card sized planner pages for planning each day.

    Paper size: 
    Index Card (3 x 5)
    Thumbnail: 
    thumb.jpg
    Usage advice: 

    Can be printed on card stock and cut. I print them to regular paper and paste each day into my pocket journal. Then I use as many following pages as I need to capture stuff for that day.

    I keep a full to do list elsewhere, on this form I just pick out the "must do today or the world will end" items. On the timed page of the form I keep track of what I intend to do, what I actually do, and how long I do it. For work I have to keep track of what project I work on in 1/10th hour increments and there are faint lines at every 6 minutes.

    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    Anything that can read a pdf.
    AttachmentSize
    day plan index.pdf58.17 KB
    Index Card (3 x 5)2009-03-15 19:15
    Day planning with to do list and expense tracker

    This template fits a page size 2.75x4.25 inches, which results from dividing a letter sized page in 8. The template has a weekly calendar (names of days are in Spanish, sorry, but they can be easily modified), with space for appointments on the left side. On the right side, there is a small to do list, for all things that need to be done that week not tied to a particular date. At the bottom track, I use that space as an expense tracker: it has three columns, where the left one is used for the day (no need to add the full date since this is already a calendar), the description in the middle and the amount in the right.

    The template was created using Inkscape. It allows me to have an overview of relevant things per week in a format small enough to carry even in my pocket. And because the paper size is a fraction of a letter size paper, there is no waste of paper. I tried creating an 8-up version, but doesn't work as well due to the reduced margins in my printer, so I deleted it.

    I'm including the template in PDF format, as well as the source file for Inkscape (SVG format).

    Paper size: 
    Other
    Thumbnail: 
    TemplateAgendaSimple.png
    Usage advice: 

    Works best printed on pieces of 1/8 letter paper. It is tiny, and very portable, so a small pen is recommended. I print a bunch of these, and punch them at the top, then use a ring to bind them together, along with a protective/decorative cover.

    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Language: 
    Spanish
    Applications required: 
    Inkscape (for modifying template)
    AttachmentSize
    TemplateAgendaSimple.pdf23.01 KB
    TemplateAgendaSimpleSource.zip22.14 KB
    Other2007-07-13 23:51
    Dayplanner for the Hipster

    I have been struggling with Lotus Notes, Outlook and my PDA for quite some time now, so I decided to return to a paper organiser. My employer offers us the TimeManager equipment for the last two decades, but somehow this system does not work for me. It has nice forms, but I to my feeling my creativity is bigger than that system.
    This christmas holiday I spend looking for a better system, and I found a lot of interesting stuff on this website. One of them is the 24/7 Work Life Planner. It will do great in my A5 organiser, but it does not work on a index card.
    To make it fit on a index card, I left out the nightly hours, and shifted the daily hours a little. Besides of that, I included both of the line-sections on one page.

    For me it was the first time I used Illustrator, the first time I post on this website and did not even started using my DIY-planner yet. Besides of that I'm a dutchman and not posting in my own language, so if you have any remarks, let me know. There's lots to be learned...

    Paper size: 
    Index Card (3 x 5)
    Usage advice: 

    I am planning to use this for my daily planning, but only two days deep! Otherwise use your weekly planner...

    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    Adobe
    AttachmentSize
    worklifeplanner.pdf79.59 KB
    worklifeplanner 4up.pdf117.09 KB
    Index Card (3 x 5)2007-12-26 13:14
    Delicious Moments Weekly Planner Page

    [admin note: this leads to a site that wants you to register and pay for stuff]
    This is a template for a pretty floral week at a glance planner page in 5.5 x 8.5 size in the colors of brown, burgundy and beige. It is made to be printed on 8.5 x 11 size paper and cut in half. It is called Delicous Moments b/c it is made from a freebie Scrapbooking kit called 'Delicious Moments' from www.digitalscrapbookplace.com

    Come see all my designs at cutediyplanners.blogspot.com

    Paper size: 
    Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
    Thumbnail: 
    Delicous Moments.png
    Usage advice: 

    This week at a glance has 6 columns across the spread, which can be used for whatever fits your needs. The first column on the left has space for things to do during the week, the 2nd column has space to write in the date of each day, and the rest is up to you.

    License: 
    Creative Commons
    Language: 
    English
    Applications required: 
    This is a pdf file, created in PagePlusSE.
    AttachmentSize
    Delicious Moments.pdf967.97 KB
    Classic (5.5 x 8.5)2010-05-28 00:47