Hope you’re all enjoying the gorgeous weather out there.
So, before I talk about my first week back on the Weight Watchers, I wanted to blog about this great idea I read about that I am now going to borrow for my own weight loss.
I want to give credit to the blog/site that I saw this on, but I honestly cannot remember where I saw it because it was ages ago.
If I do find it, I promise to come back and give due credit – in the meantime, whoever thought of this, thank you and you’re very clever.
When you have a lot of weight to lose, it can be extremely overwhelming and perhaps, slightly depressing. So, having a tangible way of looking at how much you’ve lost, in terms of actual numbers, can help make it seem less overwhelming.
I hope anyway.
Introducing: The Jars of Weight Loss. The Gem Jars. The Gem Jars of Weight Loss. I have no idea what to call these, clearly.
You take two jars.
First jar is the total amount of weight you want to lose, mine was filled with 100 little plastic gems – thanks dollar store. (you can use marbles, stones, pennies, diamonds, whatever)
Second jar is for the weight you do lose.
As you lose weight, you move the gems into the pounds lost jar. Eventually, if you work your butt off, you’ve moved all the shiny, plastic gems into that jar.
I just love this idea, because seriously, who wants to look at that empty jar? Not moi, so I’ll be posting a pic of my jar every week.
SO, how did my first week back go?
Weight LOST this week: 2.5
Weight Lost to date: 2.5
Weight left to Lose: 97.5
I lost 2.5 pounds in my first week back. It’s alright but I know it could have been more – this isn’t 2.5 lbs of working my ass off. If it was, it would have been higher.
But any weight loss is a win, right?
For this next week, the goal is to exercise and to stick to the plan 95% of the time.
How was your week? If your following along and/or also working to lose weight and get healthy, please leave a comment below with your link so I can come visit. I’ve decided to get rid of the linky for now, but I still want to support you so let me know. If you’re interested in Weight Watchers and want to know more, I wrote a post about the program yesterday with deets on how the whole thing works, so feel free to check it out.
(FYI: None of the Weight Watchers posts are sponsored.)