Pinterest led me to this fabulous idea for watching the pounds disappear! Of course, the one posted was in beautiful glass vases with pink, pearlized white and clear glass gems and glittery hot pink stickers for “Pounds Lost” and “Pounds to Go!” Mine is the hillbilly-what-do-we-have-lying-around-the-house version. My eight-year-old wanted to know where her marbles are… that she has never played with …. EVER. Figures. “They are being utilized in a highly efficient manner to keep your mother focused on the goal!”
Adjustments. That is what I made this week…. adjustments to my overall weight loss goal. When I began this journey, one-hundred pounds seemed enormous…. well, because it was. It is. I can’t even lift 100 lbs. But I was carrying it around every weary-three-pieces-of-pizza-and-the-whole-chocolate-bar-loving day. So, as I began to study the BMI chart (which I don’t exactly take as gospel truth because it says my stocky-barrel-chested husband should weigh 160 lbs. He was skinny at 185 when I met him 27 years ago, thankyouverymuch.) I decided to aim for losing 104 pounds. Down four little pounds from the original goal. It’s all good. And I’m okay with it. My big-boned self-image may make another adjustment in a few months when I get there. A flashback to high school and my hip bones sticking out made me realize another adjustment may be required as the time approaches.
In the mean time, I’m slowly moving the marbles to the LOST jar! 33 to go! Whooo Hoooooo!
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