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the chart

Thursday, October 21, 2010

i've come to the conclusion that i'm a visual person. i make lists. i check off lists. i make "what i need to do today" lists, grocery lists, paying bills lists... i SEE results this way. it works for me.

i made "the chart" last night. i hung it on the wall in the bathroom behind the door.

you see, i purchased a scale this week. i love to hop on it and see a difference. i got one that tells me sooooooo many things. it tells me my weight, my hydration percentage, my bmi, my bone mass, how much i've gained or lost since i last "saved" my reading and how far from my target goal (which i got to set) and even the time of day i last weighed in. i love the info! the problem is, i don't remember how far i've come. it shows me the differnce from the last time, but i like a bigger picture. hence, "the chart." (which is a neon orange poster board)

i listed across the top all the things my scale can tell me and down the left side i listed every friday from now till i ran out of room (my chart came with guide lines). almost an entire year fit. i may make another chart to add on when the time comes closer.

this way... i can see the changes and not need to remember the details. they are all there. color coded (cause i'm overly excited about stuff like that) i have a brown sharpie for regular info, i have green for losses and i have red for gains. i will be able to see patterns from the throne :)

hopefully there won't be too much red on my chart! this puppy is my pride and joy right now. it's posted in a regularly visited room in my home, while not in the middle of the living room. everyone can see it - accountability. i think "the chart" as i fondly refer to it, will help me stay motivated and remind me that my effort really does pay off... even on paper!

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    I can totally relate. I'm a visual person who loves lists/charts/etc. I even bought a Palm Pilot for work because I like to see my schedule, but in a format I can edit without erasing. I might have to go to Wal-Mart and buy a posterboard now! My scale isn't as high tech, but visual aids are certainly helpful! Thanks for the great idea!
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