Now, what is this all about???!!!
Thank you Connie for posting this! The minute I read it I thought: "Now that will work for me!" I'm such a visual person and I just instantly connected with this idea. You can just imagine the look on Mickey's face when I told him I wanted to buy some marbles!! What??!! So I explained the above. For your information, finding marbles today is not that easy. I did find some, not very pretty ones, at Dollar General but they'll work.
So I decided to set my goal at losing 20 lbs. I need to lose more, but wanted to set a realistic goal that I truly believe I can reach. So I got these two little canning jars. Marked one: "To lose" and the other one: "Victory!". I weighed on Saturday, May 12th, which was my starting weight and day.
One of the "rules" is you can only weigh once a week. This has almost been as hard for me as watching what I'm eating!!! My first week, Saturday the 19th I had lost 2 lbs. YEAH!!!! This past Saturday, the 26th, another 2 lbs. YEAH!!!!! So here are my two little jars, with my 16 lbs to go and my 4 lbs VICTORY!! I think this will really work for me, because if I can'ts move a marble one week it'll jar me to "get with the program" and I am determined NOT to have to move a marble from my "Victory!" jar to my "To lose" jar. That would be awful :o(
I am not actually doing any kind of "diet" just watching what I eat, eating more salads, cutting down on my breads, and mostly eating hardly ANY sweets, although I do allow myself a bit once in awhile!! My biggest weight problem is snacking on cookies, sweets, chips, etc. during the day. NO MORE on this losing this 20 lbs.
I'm excited about this, because I know for me it is doable - One of the ladies in my Monday Bible Study I attend has lost 50 lbs the past year. Seeing her has been a BIG encouragement to me.
I got a great recipe for a Fat Loss Soup which I'll post the recipe later.
Accountability: I not only have made myself accountable first of all to Mickey, but also to my WOW woman Tuesday night Bible Study at my house. Even my son yesterday came in and looked to see how many marbles were in my Victory! jar.
Anyone want to join me???? If you do let me know and we'll keep each other accountable!!
HAPPY WEIGHT LOSS~~~~~~~