Not long after I began losing weight, it occurred to me that I needed a way to visualize my progress. Our workbook has a grid that we use to chart our weight loss, but I wanted something more tangible. I thought about collecting marbles, stones, or other small items, but I settled on ping pong balls.
For every full pound I lose, I add a ball to the jar. I keep the collection near my television as a reminder to get up off the couch. I keep one ping pong ball in my lunch box, too. There’s another one on my desk at work. Keeping these reminders visible and nearby helps me stay on track.
What little ways do you remind yourself to stay focused on your goal?