Ping Pong

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?


5 thoughts on “Ping Pong

  1. Tony Hunnicutt says:

    This is such a great way of tracking your weight loss. Congratulations.

  2. Claibanne says:

    I glue a pom-pom on the petal of a pre-cut foam flower with 5 petals to each flower. 1 flower = 5 pounds! When the flower is filled, I decorate it up with glitter and stones, and curly-ques, and then I have the honor of adding that one to my garden! I have them on my bulletin board over my desk at home, right next to my TV, so I can be reminded of my successes, too! So far, I’ve got 11 flowers, and am just about to finish off another (still need that 1.4 pounds to be able to put down those last two pom-poms!) Until the flower is filled with the 5 pom-poms, it has to sit on the center of my desk, waiting and reminding me…

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