Staying Inspired

I’ve been thinking about making something visual to look at so when I feel like quitting or am having a shitty day I can look at it and see how far I’ve come. And how far I have to go. I know it’s important to be proud of what I’ve accomplished but I also think I shouldn’t forget what my end goal is. I want to lose 60 pounds (minimum).

I looked up ideas but didn’t really like any of the other ways to represent weight loss so I made up my own after wandering around in a Dollarama, picking things up and discarding them when new ideas popped into my head. Here is what I came up with, I call it a “fat-bacus”:

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I really like it. As I was making it I hated it completely and tried to quit a few times. I’m not great at the in-between in crafting. Making this sorta sums up my personality: I like to come up with ideas and I really love seeing outcomes but the middle is the worst for me.

I’m excited to use it to track my progress. I’m not going to lose 3 pounds at a time but sticking to this 1 pound a week loss should keep me happy enough. Those beads are very fun to slide. I’m thinking about glueing magnets on the back and sticking it on my fridge as a constant reminder that I’ve already come pretty far and blowing it for a little instant food gratification isn’t the best idea.

I also baked this weekend. And we tried several new recipes for dinner. On Saturday we had home made burgers, beet salad and deep fried pickles. On Sunday we had Thai tuna wraps and a lemon-zucchini loaf I made. 1979516_702057670230_475918467_n 2014-03-30 15.05.28

I was pretty satisfied with how much work Dave and I got done. I look forward to moving those beads and trying out more recipes. 9/52 done! Week 10 starts today. Week 10!

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3 thoughts on “Staying Inspired

  1. Um, I love the abacus! Like, going to go out and make the exact same thing and not feel bad for copying you kind of love!

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