I love having visual reminders of things. I just like having something tangible that I can see - probably the reason for all of my notebooks and why I do so well keeping up with my food journal.
I've been thinking about ways I could make my weight loss tangible so that I can not only see my progress but have a reminder out and about in my apartment to always be mindful.
So I came up with this:
It's just a gallon size mason jar that I bought at a craft store filled with decorative rocks. There were many different styles and options to choose from for the glass jar so I just picked what would look good in my apartment. Same goes for the rocks. The craft store had tons of different rocks and beads - all with different colors and sizes and levels of sparkle.
I want to lose 40 pounds so I filled the jar with 400 rocks. Each rock represents .1 lb so every Thursday when I weigh myself, I will take out the appropriate number of rocks from the jar until the jar is empty!
I've also been toying with the idea of doing the opposite- you know, filling an empty jar with the pounds I lose. We'll see.
The jar sits on the breakfast bar that separates my kitchen from the living area - I chose colors that match my decor so to the naked eye, it's just a nice decorative piece. But when I go into the kitchen to cook something, it's sitting right smack dab in front of me. A nice little reminder that what I do in the kitchen will affect how many wonderful rocks I get to take out at WI - because I do NOT want to add anymore to it.
And speaking of WI - it was today. I lost .8 lbs so that means:
I got to take 8 out!