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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hey there, Sylvester McMonkey McBean, here's my star machine!

It's HUGE! I decided to add stars for pounds lost. I like me some big motivators. I could only fit 7 starts to a row, so I had to make it 16 rows long. It goes from ceiling to floor, and will be let out a little at a time as I add stars for pounds lost. Each star has my current weight written on it to the nearest pound. Right now I weight 275.8, so the "275" star is up. Any fraction of a pound my scale reports gets dropped to report the weight in whole pounds. It's a little weird, because it looks like I've lost 11 pounds, but you cant count the first star which is my starting weight, and since I am rounding down, it's slightly over-reporting. Only 9.2 pounds lost actually, but I like looking at the stars.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RISENPHOENIX 5/7/2012 8:20PM

    The big question is... Are you going to monkey with it if you gain weight back? That is the main reason I chose to take stars down, once they were down they were down.

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COOPSM 4/24/2012 4:24PM

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! What an awesome idea....motivation for sure!!!! Keep up the amazing work!!!!

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    YAY!!! LOVE IT!!!! Go,you!!!!

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CARILOUIE 4/24/2012 7:21AM

    I love it!

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SCOTIANRUNNER 4/24/2012 2:00AM

    That's sweet! I love the idea. I made a paperclip chain for my weightloss. Used the pretty coloured ones. I still have it around here somewhere but I'm not going to go looking for it... I'd have to take some off and that would kill me.
I look forward to seeing more pictures with more stars!

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