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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Guest Post-DIY Jar Motivation

Weight-Loss Jars and other great ideas to stay motivated when losing weight

My friend Manda who recently had a baby found these great weight loss motivation jars on Pinterest. It is so encouraging to see where you have been and where you are going.

She said, "I took 2 jars and labeled them 'pounds to lose' and 
'pounds gone'. I put the amount of marbles in my jar of pounds I want to lose. Each pound I lose, I take a marble from the pounds to lose jar and put it in the pounds gone jar. It feels so good. 35 down and 35 to go!"
These are the jars she made.

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I was thinking about the other uses for this idea and there are countless options! It would be great to use for saving for a big purchase or vacation (each marble could represent $10 or $20). It could be nice for a countdown for something the kids are looking forward to. I think the visual is encouraging, so I hope to use the concept a lot in the future. 


  1. Great concept and it could be applied to other things too, like giving up smoking etc.. Very lovely post !

    1. Yeah! That would be a great motivation for quitting something or starting a daily habit! Every day you could add a marble, and when it fills up a certain amount or to the number you choose, you could reward yourself. That would be fun!

  2. Great idea and with Pintrest any visual works well.