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I love ice cream and I have started putting the day on my calendar and when I eat out for a meal I don't have ice cream that week. SO I put the meal on the calendar also to track both and not indulge twice in one week on the same thing.
I like to use a calendar to map out my goals, whether short-term ones or the long term one, and I use colored pencils and even stickers on it. It's just a fun visual thing to do. ( I found a web-site where you can print a calendar page for each month with very little ink, any month you want.)
(just click on "view printable calendar" at the bottom of the month you want and print)
I use a small calendar to menu plan for each month. I keep this in the kitchen near the pantry. I note ratings on my "new" recipes (keeper, etc).
This calendar helps with shopping, while looking through grocery store flyers. I try to make one new, healthy recipe from SP, listing it on the calendar. This calendar really helps keep you out of "meal planning ruts"! I can pull out last year's and find something I've forgotten about cooking.
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