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Mark Those Pounds Lost To Keep Motivating Yourself


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I have now made a paper clip chain from brightly colored paper clips. There is one clip for each pound I have lost. I have it hanging in my office. It is a great reminder of how far I have come (30 clips), and encourages me when I start to dream about eating something just because it sounds great!

- Submitted by SISSYFEB48 11/29/2010 in Motivation | 10 Comments
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ALLGRACEY 12/6/2010 1:21:00 PM

    Great motivational idea.
THEBUGGLE 12/3/2010 7:14:00 PM

    What a creative idea...I love it!!
KEC1974 12/1/2010 1:53:00 PM

    That is such an awesome idea! I know some people have used pounds of beans or something, but I need to eat beans, not store them and anyways, this just a great tip!
RMBARROW 12/1/2010 10:49:00 AM

    I love this idea. I am going to suggest it for other members of my team! emoticon
BEACHGIRL1205 11/30/2010 6:29:00 PM

    Great idea....thanks for sharing. I heard about this a long time ago and had totally forgotten about it. I've got a bunch of colored paper clips and am going to make myself a chain. Thanks!!
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HUMLADY1 11/30/2010 9:05:00 AM

    This was such a great idea - I just got up from my computer and made one for myself - and put it right by my mirror!!! THANK YOU for the awesome visual reminder of where I've been!!
SANYA_SHNICK 11/30/2010 7:30:00 AM

    good idea!
SEAWAVE 11/30/2010 7:17:00 AM

    I've been looking for something easy and cheap to track my weight loss - great idea!
FITFABME2 11/30/2010 1:30:00 AM

    I like this - visible, tangible, but not obvious to everyone else what it means. Subtle. Perfect...I need to get some colored ('cause I don't think it would be quite the same if not colored) paperclips!
BANKER-CHUCK 11/30/2010 1:22:00 AM

    I like your idea! A great visual for progress so I think I will start mine. I will have 63 of them to start.

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