But I've rambled off topic, again. What I decided to do as a way to beat the winter blahs was to provide myself a visual for how well I'm doing. I stole this idea from Meg over at Grande Skinny Latte, (who by the way has a SUPER awesome blog that I read all the time and just LOVE - Meg you're the best!) and have given it my own spin. So Meg has a jar that is full of marbles. In fact there is 1 marble for every 0.1lbs she wants to lose. So when she has her weekly weigh in, she takes the number of marbles out that she lost. I think this is BRILLIANT! Whenever I run on the treadmill or outside I am always doing the math of how much I've completed (percentage wise) and I'm pretty sure everyone who reads my blog has figured out I love my statistics (aren't you proud Cecilia?) and factual numbers, so I made my own jar. The differences are, my scale only measures in 0.2lbs (so a 1/5 not a 1/10th of a pound) so I have fewer beads. I also used glass beads not marbles, since they were left over from our wedding decor (yes I have wedding crap from 5 years ago hanging around - don't tell Steve). I also, have set up a second jar to see how far I've made it. My jar goes from 165 down to 145 (with a back up jar of beads from 145-140 if I'm not feeling it at 145) so I can watch the 'to lose' jar shrink and the 'gone' jar grow. Funny, I never thought I'd be excited to watch something grow while trying to lose weight! (ba-bump-ching)
|Those 3 little beads in the right jar won't be lonely for long!|
Okay, finally the Winter Blahs part? No this wasn't some project specifically, but they had us create a wallet card in week 1, and since I never leave the house except to buy groceries, I substituted that for a fridge card, but honestly I don't even see it on the fridge anymore. I figured these in my bedroom are pretty and more to the point and in my face as a fun reminder. Plus, they are sparkly blue because our wedding theme was a winter wonderland! So not only am I getting rid of symbolic weight, but I'm tossing my own symbol of winter away with them. Okay maybe that's stretching it but I have an English degree and I declare it acceptable!