Friday, February 01, 2013
I was looking at all sorts of ways to get motivated to lose weight, by making a home made ticker. One woman suggested using two jars for marbles. She transfers one marble for each pound she losses and fills the other jar with the all the pounds(marbles) she has yet to lose. Another woman put hearts on her wall for each pound and then removes the hearts. I thought about doing the hearts, but I needed a better place than my wall to place them. I figured that my bathroom mirror would be a great place, because I look at it everyday. I was trying to decide between hearts or stars and I stopped myself. I'm not a hearts and stars kind of gal." What do I really love and what would speak to me about fat loss?" I asked myself. I needed something that I could relate to. I thought about all the things I love and of course Doctor Who came out in the forefront of my thoughts, because I have been a Whoivan since the 80's. I love the episode, with the 10th doctor, about the weight loss pill people were taking to lose pounds
. What was really happening...***SPOILER ALERT*** Alien babies were placed into their bodies through the pills and these aliens were feeding upon the fat in the people, which resulted in a weight loss, but also they ended up completely consuming all the fat in the peoples body thus killing their hosts. These aliens were called Adipose creature and they were so darn cute! They were these little, white sweet babies that you just wanted to squeeze...adorable. Anyway I just love this episode and I wanted to use the adipose creatures, or as I call them the fat babies, in my ticker. I had my daughter copy and paste a picture of them I found in images and then we printed up 40 of these fat babies and I taped them all to my mirror in my bathroom. My husband was all, "Hey...whatcha doing?" I told him that I'm putting up fat babies on my mirror and for every pound I lose I am going to remove one fat baby until they are all gone. He said "umm ok." I think I have found the perfect thing to motivate me. All those alien adipose creatures staring at me in the morning make me want to do my best each day. I have been trying to meet up to everyone's expectations of who I should be for so long. I need to tell myself that it is ok that I am not a stars and hearts kind of girl. I love my fat babies and I love Doctor Who and I just need to be me. I was thinking that for every pound I gain back, I would put up a Dalek... but I don't want to project failure, I want my weight loss quest to be an amazing and uplifting journey.