Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A Personal Challenge

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?

5 comments:

melaniesOriginals said...

wow I think this is awesome and I wish you luck with reaching you goal, keep up the good work

Ali said...

wow that is a really awesome plan hun! I hope you reach your goal and congratulations on being so focused!

Made by Melissa said...

Wow! Awesome goals and the best of luck with it!

Sweet Spice said...

that is so awesome!!! best of luck and keep us posted on how its going!



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Anonymous said...

I know you can do it bet!!! You are awesome to work doing something for someone else into your goal/reward!!

~Sonita
http://www.sonitastreasures.com