Talismans signs and portents.
Friday, August 06, 2010
I happen to be one of those people who sort of believes in lucky charms and such. Not the magically delicious kids cereal, charms, like four leaf clovers and rabbits feet. Hey, I'm Irish. It's in my blood. I'm also Scottish. So cheap is in my blood too. So I have this chain of colored paper clips hanging on my bathroom mirror. I recieved one clip for each pound I lost at Weight Watchers two , going on three, years ago. Only now the chain is about 20 clips too long because of my backsliding and my growing backside. But the backside is shrinking again so thats good but the clip chain has kind of become a millstone. I see it every morning and instead of motivating me it taunts me. "You lost 50 pounds once but NOW look at you." Yeah, so I have this talking paper clip chain. Weird. Anyway. I'm done with the guilt. I gained back nearly thirty of the 50 I originally lost but now I've lost 12 of the thirty I gained back. So I'm on it. So the chain of guilt is going away. But I don't want to just throw it away. That's part Irish, superstition. It's a talisman right? I can't just throw it away. And part scottish. They'r perfectly good paper clips! I'm not going to just throw them away!.. So I had this Idea to use them to help me visually track my exercise on a daily basis. I'll take them all apart and put one clip in a new chain for each day I exercise. And in a couple of months, I'll have to go buy a new box of paper clips. Problem solved.