Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Weight Loss Jars

It is no secret that I have struggled with my weight all my life.
I lost 120 pounds after I had my first child and put 60 back on with my second.
It's still here.
I am not unhappy with my body but my body is not happy with me.
When I cut out sugar and flour and wheat, my headaches go away,
I don't need allergy medicine to get through the day and I feel like I can run a marathon.
I joke and say "The only weight problem I have is that everyone else has a problem with my weight".
Which is mostly true.
I saw this project here first.  She took jars and filled them with marbles.
It immediately spoke to me and now these babies set next to my scale.
Everything is better in a jar...even diamonds!
I liberated these diamonds from the last wedding I attended.
I am sure the bride and groom don't miss them.
I added twine and some woodgrain label tape to a tag I made with punches.
It's inspired me to keep on working to get all the diamonds into the "LOST" jar.
Hopefully they are all over there before July!
*fingers crossed*

Linking to: Paper Issues,  Flamingo Toes,  Be Different, Act Normal, Tatertots & Jello,  Sweet Little Gals, Crafty, Scrappy, Happy, Gluesticks, Artsy Girl Connection, Allie Makes, WhipperberryLolly Jane, Marriage from Scratch


  1. Ohhhh...I like this idea! TFS!
    I've NO doubt your "lost" jar will hold ALL of the marbles by July!

  2. Super fab idea! And I can reallllllly relate. I am not allowing myself a pair of these jars UNTIL July. Turns out weight loss while pregnant is a no-no. ;-) Break a leg, baby! (that's gotta be a bunch of diamonds right there!)

  3. This is such a good idea. I'm so not motivated, but I'd like to loose this baby weight (x3) as well! Go you, I'll be cheering you one (over here with my cupcake ;)

  4. your jar is awesome!!! You can do it! You can do it!! You can do it!!
    I have some (OK, A LOT) of weight to lose myself and have challenged myself to 365 in 2012. I have promised myself to walk 365 miles, that's just 1 mile a day or however I want to do it. I keep it in a spreadsheet and it totally keeps me accountable!!

  5. very pretty motivator! Go Cassie

  6. These are so cute, Cassie, and what a cool way to stay motivated. I love it!

  7. I love this idea and must do it too! Love that you 'liberated' these gorgeous bling blings from a wedding! too cute! I'm inspired to make my own jars- will def link up when i do! Thanks so much!

  8. I'm so inspired to steal your jars.. but that would mean you wouldn't have the beauties to look at for your use, so I will be good and not pilfer.. but i may lift you.. this is beautiful!!

  9. What an awesome idea! This is truly a way to keep me inspired :0)

    Thanks so much for sharing at Pin'Inspiration Thursday, hope to see you pop by on Saturday to "Beat the Winter Blues". Have a fantastic end of the week.

  10. Totally LOVE this.. What a neat idea.. : )) I must get myself one to join in on my own journey.. : )).. Thanks SO much for stopping over and visitng The ArtsyGirl Connection, I sincerely appreciate it and I'm officially your newest happiest follower here.. Looking forward to sharing SO much more future blog shenanigans with you.. Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead.. xoxox..

  11. I just made tags for a girl at work that saw similar jars on Pinterest for her weight loss journey!! I loveeeeeeeeeee yours!!! And good luck my dearest! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  12. This is great! I would love it if you come by and link this up at From Scratch Friday @ Marriage from Scratch! It’s live already on the blog 


  13. Totally stealing this idea!!
    Needed serious assistance and daily reminders to do it myself so this is great!

  14. This is really awesome girlie. Great job with losing some pounds already :)

  15. I love this idea! It's a nice visualization of all the work that you're doing to get rid of the extra pounds. I may have to lift this idea, too! :)

  16. positive reinforcement grown up style! good idea and good luck to you!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  17. What a great idea! I love being able to SEE the progress. Thanks for sharing! :)

  18. Hi,
    very interesting blog
    I am your new follower
    plz follow me if u can


  19. "liberated" - love that! wishing you success on your journey to your best health. :)

  20. Go Cassie! Love adding a feminine touch to motivate yourself!

  21. This is 100 kinds of awesome! Great visual and super cute project!