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Most of you who follow my blog know I am on a weight loss journey. My previous post with the free printable food diary was very well received. Today I have an update for you! I won’t lie, losing weight is not an easy task; it is down right hard. I have all these little tricks I do to keep me on track but what I love the most are these easy to make DIY Weight Loss Progress Jars. You can whip up this little project in very little time!
I have them in my work space right above my computer so I see them everyday. I had to have them a little sparkly too! I love glitter! I found these cute Mason jar toppers and had no clue what I was going to use them for but they are perfect for this craft. I just love them!
Supplies for Weight Loss Progress Jars
- 2 jars of equal size with lids (I used Mason jars)
- marbles or glass pebbles (1 marble=1 pound so you will need as many pebbles as the pounds you want to lose)
- permanent marker
I have seen these jars with vinyl on them but I just used a metallic pen and wrote on the jars easy peasy! You can just use tags for this too, it doesn’t have to be fancy. You can find the marbles at a dollar store in the floral supply section.
Basically you mark one jar for pounds you want to lose and one jar for pounds you have lost. Moving one marble for each pound from the “pounds to lose” jar to the “pounds lost” jar is how you track your progress, it’s pretty simple. Instead of moving pounds from the “lost” jar to the “to lose” jar, I chose to add in the pounds I gain back into the “to lose” jar. I want to really know how many total pounds I will have lost. You don’t have to do this it’s just what I chose to do!
I was so pleased that I decided to add a little help from alli® weight loss aid to my weight loss plan. I love that alli® weight loss aid is the only FDA approved over-the-counter weight loss aid available over the counter today. It works by blocking 25% of the fat you eat from being absorbed by your body. alli® weight loss aid isn’t an appetite suppressant so you’re still going to make good healthy food choices. alli® weight loss aid used along with a reduced-calorie and low fat diet can help you lose more weight than dieting alone*.
I really liked alli® weight loss aid, and I feel like it really helped me with my weight loss. I bet you’re wanting to see my after photo? Before I do the big reveal let me tell you that not only did I change my eating habits, but as I shared before, I am going to the gym just about everyday! I also brought home a new puppy and he keeps me on my toes. Between the gym and the puppy I am walking about 5 miles a day! In total I have lost about 25lbs in just over 6 weeks**. When you have as much weight to lose as I do, 25 pounds lost is not as noticeable as a larger weight loss. I can tell you that I have dropped a size and the capris I am wearing in my after photo are a size smaller and that feels really good! Ok, ok so here is my after photo, and take a look at the cute puppy I am holding! His name is Scout, and he is a wire haired dachshund; we just love him!
I still have my “booty” that will never go away. I do feel better, and I want to continue on this path with the help of alli® weight loss aid. It is carried at various retail stores but I can always find it at my local Walmart. I am at Walmart A LOT! It gives me great confidence knowing alli® weight loss aid is the only FDA approved over-the-counter weight loss aid on the market. It works by blocking 25% of the fat you eat from being absorbed by your body*.
Before starting any weight loss journey please consult with your doctor. If you choose to take alli® weight loss aid, discuss this with your doctor before using to determine if you’re a good candidate for alli® weight loss aid. You can download the alli® weight loss aid get started guide for more information. There is still a coupon for $10 off; you have to love a savings like this!
Disclaimer: Consult your doctor before beginning any diet or exercise program.
*alli® (orlistat 60 mg capsules) is for weight loss in overweight adults, 18 years and older, when used along with a reduced-calorie and low-fat diet. Follow label directions.** In studies, most people lost 5-10 pounds over 6 months.