My bill paying job is quite sedentary, and let's face it; knitting doesn't burn many calories. The last couple years have been very unkind to my waistline, and I very recently hit my highest known weight.
A couple weeks ago, I bit the bullet and bought a 3 month subscription to Weight Watchers Online, which has helped get me back on track. I lost 6 pounds of water weight right off the bat.
Now I need a motivator to keep me going. The reward system works sometimes, but not always for me. I need something that is a constant reminder, yet will make me feel good about myself when I'm done.
Then the perfect idea came to me. I will not cut my hair until I reach my goal weight, and when I do, I will donate it to Locks of Love. With a total of 60 lbs to lose, I should definately have a 10" ponytail by the end. And I know it will definately keep my mind on task, because I HATE having long hair ;)
And, as I type this, another idea has occurred to me, and I'm going to commit myself to it openly right now. Starting October 1, 5% of all my sales will go toward a monetary donation to send along with my hair.
Now, is that a motivator, or what?