Weight Loss Jars: Looking for some Advice
Friday, November 23, 2012
I've been intrigued by the idea of making those "weight loss jars" I've seen around. Most of the jars are pretty similar. One jar is filled with beads, stones, or rocks to represent the amount of weight you want to lose. It can be one stone for every pound, 2 pounds, half a pound, etc. As you lose weight, you move the stones from one jar to the next.
I've been very set on mini goal weights rather than one large goal. Currently, I have four mini goal weights to coincide with my personal calorie goals (my goals to go from being obese to overweight to being at a healthy weight and then the last few "vanity" pounds fall in each range as well).
I would love to do something where I can use my mini goals rather than just the one large goal to lose 60 pounds or so. I was thinking four smaller jars with stones to represent the smaller amounts of weight loss (the jars would have no more than 25 pounds represented), but how big should the jars be? Would 3 or 4 inch candle holders be the right size for the smaller jars if I decided to do one pound per stone? What about the larger jar for the "Weight Lost" stones? There will be 60 or more stones in there at the end- and that doesn't include larger pretty stones if I decide to do extra stones for every 5th pound or something like that.
So, what do you suggest? I'm open for ideas.
(I was thinking that I put a little note that I reached each goal on the back of each small jar. When I empty a jar, I can turn it around and see the little "Goal Reached" message.)