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My Motivation Jar

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Saturday, February 08, 2014



This is my motivation jar that I made. The idea is to decorate a glass or jar and then put an aquarium rock, marble or pretty object in it for every pound you lose. Count out how ever many pounds you want to lose and have that many objects set aside for the task. Have those set aside in a separate dish and watch your progress as you move the items. It's a great technique for visualization.

The butterflies symbolize change. The flowers remind me to take my time and stop to smell the flowers along the way. The 460 to 185 is my beginning and goal weight. The 275 you see on the back is the total amount of pounds I want to have lost.

Idea courtesy of Roanna9
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INCH_BY_INCH 5/24/2014 8:40AM

  Awesome idea. It's a great way to visually see what has been accomplished.

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LORIVIOLA 5/20/2014 8:39AM

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thanks for sharing!

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GRAMPIAN 5/3/2014 3:10PM

  Great idea! emoticon

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WHYTEBROWN 4/8/2014 12:05PM

    Ooooh your jar is so pretty!! I saw this idea somewhere and thought I'd adopt it!! I love how you've adopted it!! emoticon

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MAMA_CD 3/11/2014 8:08PM

    I like the way you decorated your jar, it shows the dramatic difference. Certainly a major battle that you've won and an excellent motivation for all of us.

I also have a pair of glass jars, I created them quite a while back one jar has "lbs lost" and the other jar has "lbs to lose" written on it, with pebbles that match my room in them. Every motivational idea helps. I wanted to buy those fake fat lbs but when I looked at the cost of fake fat, I realized that it was way too expensive for 100+lbs, so I went with the stones like you did. Another idea I had was to have weights out, that equal the amount that you want to lose, then everytime you try to lift them you'll see how much extra we're carrying...that's just scary, but it would be motivating and if you think of eating and start picking up the weights people might think twice.



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PATTYSPENCER 3/4/2014 12:08AM

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JLPEASE 3/3/2014 3:17PM

    What a great idea!
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EFFRAYECHILDE 2/19/2014 9:19AM

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MARYELA 2/14/2014 11:06AM

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SASSYTHING52 2/13/2014 10:27PM

    we did a paper clip challenge i wanted to go back and try to make it longer im just about ready to sream


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LYNNWANNABE 2/13/2014 2:49PM

    I did this with colorful beads and threaded them to make a necklace.

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JAVSMOM88 2/13/2014 2:33PM

    What a way to personalize your journey! emoticon

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JANINE_FIT 2/13/2014 9:10AM

    emoticon I love it! Yours is so much more decorative than mine! I have two plain glass jars. I have mini notes inside one that I read and transfer over to the other for each pound I lose. They all have little motivators on them to remind me of why I'm on this journey. :) I think I will decorate my containers now! LOL Thanks for the idea!

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LORNALARSON1 2/13/2014 12:47AM

    Keep it up! You can do it! This is a great idea!

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HEATHER3477 2/12/2014 10:39AM

    I so love that idea!!!! emoticon

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FLMOMX2 2/12/2014 9:07AM

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AZ_CAT_PERSON 2/12/2014 8:45AM

    Great Idea. Love the decorations on your jar.

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MBISHOP123 2/12/2014 7:50AM

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OSDOWNS 2/12/2014 5:40AM

    Good idea.

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FAITHFUL1988 2/12/2014 12:27AM

  I love your idea! Congratulations on your progress! You can do it! :O) emoticon

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VOXVOCISABEO14 2/11/2014 11:48PM

    I love this idea, definitely going to steal it from you :) It's a great visual aid to track your progress and it's pretty too. Thanks for sharing!

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BESYKES 2/11/2014 9:31PM

    Love this! emoticon

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SALAM4545 2/11/2014 7:09PM

    I Love Love Love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

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MJEFFERSON23 2/11/2014 7:06PM

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REYAFAE 2/11/2014 5:26PM

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PURPLEBIRD63 2/11/2014 5:07PM

    So cool emoticon
And, congrats to you... much congrats!

I've seen something similiar to this - 2 jars side by side, one for pounds lost, one for pounds to go.
I need to start one of these!

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KEELIE21 2/11/2014 4:29PM

    I have one of these too! It gives me a thrill to move the stones from one jar to the other!

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CATANTIGO 2/11/2014 3:38PM

    How inspirational, and the jar is so personal and precious. Keep up the great work, and enjoy all of the journey.

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NGCHILD 2/11/2014 2:53PM

    What a fun idea!

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PEGGIE57 2/11/2014 2:20PM

    Great idea ! I think I'll do something like this. Everyone who comes to my house will see my progress.


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NIKEGRL688 2/11/2014 1:29PM

    Beautiful Idea. I want to do this

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VJH-W65 2/11/2014 12:25PM

    very good idea thank you for sharing

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 2/11/2014 12:18PM

    Great idea.

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GRLTAZ 2/11/2014 11:38AM

    It is obvious this is working for you. Wonderful idea. Keep pushing... You are doing great ! TC

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LTWORIDE 2/11/2014 10:29AM

  Love this idea,thanks for the great tip!

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DISNEY4537 2/11/2014 9:59AM

    Great idea! It is so colorful! Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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GINA180847 2/11/2014 9:19AM

    What a great idea. I need something to motivate me and I think that will do it.

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CHICKPEA23 2/11/2014 8:47AM

    What a lovely idea! It seems helpful to have a tangible reminder of how far you've come. You must be a crafter because the jar looks beautiful. :) Best wishes with your continued progress!
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ILOVETOCRUISE 2/11/2014 8:15AM

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LYNN-LOVESLIFE7 2/11/2014 1:54AM

    This is nice! emoticon

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SAM60SUMTHINK 2/10/2014 11:40PM

    Great idea; visuals DO motivate!! Hmm... maybe I should do this too!
Thanks for sharing!

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MOM2BOYZ1GIRL 2/10/2014 11:18PM

    You are so amazing! emoticon

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GRAMSROC 2/10/2014 10:47PM

  Great idea! It's quite helpful to have some kind of visual for motivation.

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WINNIE-POOH 2/10/2014 10:44PM

    great reminder emoticon

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GGJUNEBUG 2/10/2014 10:33PM

    Nice!

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FUNZ81 2/10/2014 10:21PM

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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IMPERIODEE 2/10/2014 9:48PM

  get ready to be copied, hehe. thank you for sharing!

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