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TOPIC:   Create a Vision Collage or Scrapbook 


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WATOGA17
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2/28/11 7:26 A

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Yesterday I worked a lot on my vision collage. I have just a little more to do to complete the front of it. Then I plan to begin on the back, which will be a reminder collage. It will have photos of the me who "used to be" and things that remind me of why I need to stay on track. I will try to stay focused on the "vision", but every now and then I need those "reminders".

I have posted a photo of my progress on my Spark Page.

---Jen , Maryland

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WATOGA17
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2/7/11 5:16 P

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I spent a lot of time yesterday collecting pictures and magazine clippings in order to begin mine. As I go along, I will take photos and post on my Spark Page. I'll let you know when I post some.

Jen

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2/7/11 3:01 P

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I think the scrapbook collage idea is great. I love doing collages and just recently got into scrapbooking so I'm going to do one of them to document my weight loss journey. Thanks for the idea.


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WATOGA17
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2/1/11 7:52 A

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I have been moving really slowly with this. I am hoping that having more interest from others will motivate me!

---Jen , Maryland

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SHORTYROCK1
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1/31/11 10:34 P

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I think this is a great idea! I noticed that when I updated my goals, it added keeping an inspiration scrapbook along with visualization exercises. I think that not only can we use past pictures of ourselves but also pictures of things/people that inspire us!



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WATOGA17
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1/12/11 8:26 A

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That sounds great! I need to be more tech savvy.

---Jen , Maryland

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1/11/11 12:34 P

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That does sound cool! I love making vision collages, I make them on photoshop and then use them as my sparkpage background.
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WATOGA17
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12/22/10 7:15 A

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Thank YOU for your suggestion, Shirana. I never thought of doing it electronically!

---Jen , Maryland

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12/20/10 12:49 P

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I used an electronic scrapbook program to create my first vision collage. I was able to print out a copy to keep with my planner and one to keep at home.

I hadn't thought about a (real) scrapbook - since I keep several, I might seriously consider one for my weight loss journey. Thanks for the suggestion!

No regrets, just lessons learned . . .


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WATOGA17
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11/30/10 7:05 P

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That's great, Denise. I look forward to hearing about and seeing what you have done!

---Jen , Maryland

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11/30/10 5:37 P

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This sounds really neat! I recently created a new vision collage and put it up on the fridge because I just really needed some focus and will power, I was letting too much slip! It has various images, photos, and sayings, and it is actually in my photos, but is hard to see, so I will have to share more about it and am very interested in hearing what motivated others and their creative ideas as well!

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WATOGA17
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11/30/10 6:56 A

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I am starting a thread for people who would like to create a vision collage or scrapbook to help them on their journey. I, myself, am really struggling to take off the pounds I put on during our family's move in August. The weeks of carryout and restaurant food took their toll and I have struggled ever since.

The vision collage is one tool I never used, but I have been looking at old photos of myself and know that I never want to be like that again. I thought that anyone interested could share their ideas here and we can post photos of what we are doing on our Spark Pages and get motivation from one another.

This is not a competition and it doesn't have to be done quickly (this is December, after all!) It can be done at your own pace, whenever you choose. Anyone is welcome here. Any kind of support or advice is helpful. Even those of you who aren't interested in doing this kind of thing can stop by, look at our photos on our pages and make comments. Who knows, maybe you will become motivated to try one yourself.

I am up for whatever works! What about you?

Jen

---Jen , Maryland

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.”
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