Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Fun Weight Loss Motivator


At an earlier time in my life weight loss was really not an issue. I was blessed with a good metabolism and healthy foods were my natural choices, so extra weight wasn't a problem for me. That changed after a health issue attacked my body. Now that I have been taking several medications for a while and have a low energy level much of the time, the pounds are much harder to keep off.

In my Pinterest browsing I found a weight loss motivator that looked like too much fun not to share. This is a visual motivator that you can look at every day to help you "see" your progress.



You just need two clear containers - the size depends on how big your motivation to lose weight is going to be. You might need a pint, quart, or who knows, even a gallon if you're really motivated. You'll also need some pretty glass marbles or beads.

Label the containers with "Pounds to Go" and "Pounds Lost". Drop a marble for every pound you want to lose into the "Pounds to Go" jar. Then get busy losing some weight. Every time you lose a pound take a marble out of the first jar and put it in the "Pounds Lost" jar. Simple, but oh, so motivating to see that second jar start to fill up.

I'm keeping these jars in sight, and I'm hoping to be able to transfer all the marbles to the "Pounds Lost" jar.



Don't forget the the My Memories giveaway will the ending January 25!

10 comments:

  1. What a fun motivator for losing weight!!

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  2. Hi Anita, this is a great visual motivator. I have a life long battle with weight issues and will take all the help I can get! Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. Have a great day!

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  3. Great! Fun and visually inspiring motivator! Thanks for sharing. I shared it on my FB page tonight!

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  4. What a great idea...thanks for sharing! I saw this on Thriving on Thursday! :D

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  5. Cool idea! I like it better than just writing down my weight on my hidden chart in my closet.

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  6. I love this idea!! What a great motivator! This is being featured today at {Junk in their Trunk}...thanks for linking up!

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  7. I love this idea Anita. You always have great ideas. Thanks so much for linking up with me last week on "Thriving on Thursdays". The party starts again in a couple hours (Thursday our time here in Australia) and I'd love for you to stop by again if you get a minute.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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  8. This is a fantastic project! I have made my own set and linked back to your blog. Thank you!!!!! http://www.somethingfromcassie.com/2012/02/weight-loss-jars.html

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  9. Highly descriptive blog, I enjoyed that bit. There has to be part Two?

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