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Mark Those Pounds Lost To Keep Motivating Yourself



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!

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  • Great motivational idea. - by ALLGRACEY
  • What a creative idea...I love it!! - by THEBUGGLE
  • 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! - by KEC1974
    I love this idea. I am going to suggest it for other members of my team! emoticon - by RMBARROW
  • 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!!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon - by BEACHGIRL1205
    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!! - by HUMLADY1
  • good idea! - by SANYA_SHNICK
  • I've been looking for something easy and cheap to track my weight loss - great idea! - by SEAWAVE
  • 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! - by FITFABME2
  • I like your idea! A great visual for progress so I think I will start mine. I will have 63 of them to start. - by BANKER-CHUCK

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