Hi! My name is Gretchen and I am the creator of Track Journal. In early 2017, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. After experiencing a number of symptoms for years, in some ways it was a relief to finally receive a diagnosis. Before I was diagnosed, I was really struggling and one of the biggest symptoms I was experiencing was brain fog. It had gotten to the point that I assumed that it was my ADHD that was out of control. I was considering meds as an option and I discussed it with my doctor. She suggested that we check my thyroid first, and I’m so glad she did! Within the first week of starting thyroid medication to treat my hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, I found relief from some of my symptoms. Some, but not all.
Managing one’s life can be overwhelming. Factor in a health disorder that causes symptoms like brain fog and fatigue, and it can seem impossible! I had tried so many different approaches for help in managing my life, but nothing really fit for what I was going through. I knew that I needed something to help me manage my symptoms, lab work, and scheduling. A journal where I could track everything from my lab results to what I ate that day, how long I slept, and how I felt. Anxiety and depression were other symptoms I was struggling with and I needed a space to counteract the negative outlooks I was experiencing. I couldn’t find a planner that covered everything I needed.
As a graphic designer by day, I decided to create a health planning journal that would cover everything I needed and help me track my blood work, symptoms, and schedule. Balancing our lives isn’t just about sticking to a schedule. It’s about clarity, making adjustments, and being kind to ourselves as we go.
Soon after, Track Journal was printed and in my hands and quickly became my paper companion. Within those pages, I have noticed many correlations between my thyroid health and what I eat especially. What symptoms do you find the most challenging and which ones are you looking forward to figuring out? Track Journal helped me and I believe it can help you too!
You can use Track Journal whether you are suffering from an autoimmune disorder like hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, or lupus. Or, if you’re trying to get to the bottom of other health issues, such as endometriosis, gluten intolerance, or weight gain, tracking health information such as blood work, symptoms, and medications can be beneficial. Track Journal has been designed to fit your specific needs as well.
To everyone out there on their own health journey, Track Journal is for you!
Remember, it’s your journey. Track it!
Track Journal™, a daily planner, is a small wire-bound notebook for scheduling and tracking health and wellness. Track Journal works for ANY health-related tracking (designed to fit your specific needs) and includes areas for:
+ Symptom Tracking
+ Blood Work
+ Current & Goal Lab Work
+ Brainstorming Questions for Goal Setting
+ Monthly Goals & a Helpful Habit
+ Daily Tasks
+ Today’s Mantra
+ Daily Schedule
+ Energy Levels
+ Sleep, Waking Mood, & Dreams
+ Meals, Supplements + Prescriptions, Sensitivities, & Food Feedback
+ Exercise & Area of Focus: Cardio/Strength/Stretching
+ Daily Challenges & Flipping the Belief
+ Stress Relief
+ Daily Thoughts
+ Today’s Successes
+ Gratitude Journal
+ 30-Day Overview