Saturday, February 18, 2012

Weight Loss Motivation Jars

I spend a lot of time on the internet and subsequently I see a lot of great ideas. I can't remember where I was at but I recently saw a really cool idea for tracking weight loss.....motivation jars! Anybody can make these and you can use any type of see-through container. You just mark one with "Pounds to go" and another "Pounds lost" and you use some kind of counters to track your progress. For instance, if I want to lose 40 pounds, I would put 40 marbles into the "Pounds to go" jar. As I lose each pound, I would transfer a marble over to the "Pounds lost" jar. What a great visual motivator! Thanks to hotmessprincess.com for this awesome idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I can't wait to make some of these! What an awesome idea!! What motivator do you use to help keep you on track???




16 comments:

  1. I love this idea & have a few friends trying to lose weight. I can't wait to share this with them. Thanks!

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    1. I hope you don't mind that I just added this page to Pinterest. I so love this idea, what better way to know how you're doing than with visual confirmation.

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  2. Wow this is such a great idea,what a great way to watch your progress!! Great job!! Thanks for sharing, Karrenh@gmail.com

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  3. what an awesome idea- i love it- i sure hope i can rremember this one after the baby gets here in sept

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  4. I just saw and repinned this on Pinterest. Love the visual motivation.

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  5. Thank you for posting this! These are actually my motivation jars/marbles that I posted on my blog site at www.hotmessprincess.com :-) I'm working my way through a total weight loss of 219 pounds...that's why there are so many marbles in that first jar! LOL. I've lost 27 lbs in 3 months and am going strong. Pop on over and say hi...I can use all the support I can get. Glad y'all like this idea!

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  6. Thank you Dianne for sharing this idea! It really is great!!!

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  7. Use pennies instead. When you hit your goal, pay yourself $1 for each penny in your Pounds Lost jar. Then go out and spend the money on a fun reward.

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  8. I love this idea. Couple you tell me where you got the letters for the jars?

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  9. Fantastic idea. It would be great to use quarters or golden dollars if you can find them an then when you lose all your weight you could buy a new outfit or a few depending on how much weight you have to lose!

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