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The chain grows.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Someone suggested making a chain out of paper clips. You add one every time you lose another pound. It is just another visual to see your progress. Along with my Motivation Scrapbook and visuals in it, this has been a positive visual for me. I find I am losing an average of 1.2 lbs a week. At first I was not happy with this but then I did the addition the other way adding what I have lost to what I was originally and realized I could have gained 1.2 lbs a week and would be that much further from my goal as well as unhealthy and closer to disability. That is not something I want! So if its only 1.2 lbs I'll take it and run with it. It is definitely in the right direction. I am feeling good about it now and hope I can keep my chain growing, For each day I have more energy, less shortness of breath, and hopefully more time on this earth to spend with my family. I have met alot of friends on this journey and could not do it with all of their help. So Thank You all for your help and support as I continue on my journey.
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  • no profile photo AMELDA1
    GREAT IDEA BETTY, I MUST TRY THAT MYSELF, EVERYTHING POSITIVE IS A GOOD THING! KEEP THE GOOD WORK UP! ELAINE
    4400 days ago
  • DEBORAHMM1
    Betty, thats such a great idea! And you're so right! 1.2 lbs. per week sure beats the alternative! So many other benefits that have nothing to do with the scale! I'm so glad I've met you, you're such an inspiration to me - I think I'll start my paperclip chain tonight!

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    4457 days ago
  • KALOLA555
    Hey Betty,
    You're doing so great. I really like the idea of the pounds lost chain. I think seeing a visual helps motivate us in the right direction. You know as far as you meeting alot of friends that have helped support you, I hope you know that you give as good as you get.
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    Carol
    4459 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/28/2008 7:55:50 PM
  • KEYALM
    Great idea, I'm all for anything visual to see your progress. It isa fun thing to do. 1.2 lbs is great, we all want it to be faster. I also like the idea of a motivtional scrapbook.
    4460 days ago
  • LADYTROLL
    great idea ,thank you ,i'll do it too! i'm not very fond on those motivator visuals ,i've got the "yea ,right! " feeling,but a chain would be nice ,not to mention i love playing with paper clips. i'm very greedy and hasty but you're right, one pound lost is a progress ,every week without gaining weight it' s a progress too . thanks again for sharing a great idea!
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    4461 days ago
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