Tip For The Day: The Fat Jar
My "Fat Jar" and the current "Wish"....
TIP FOR THE DAY: 'Spend your hard-saved money for living rather than for dying.' Essentials are expensive enough, but non-essentials are often even more expensive. What we eat (and don't eat) today is what we intend to become tomorrow. The mocking toast of 'Over the lips and past the gums, look out belly; here it comes!' is not an idle jest.
SUGGESTION: Create a 'FAT JAR' into the which you deposit the funds you would have spent for all the things you successfully avoid each day, and an extra $5 for each day you do that day's 30-minutes of real exercise.
For example: The dozen 'Ginger Chewies' cookies you avoided the temptation to buy can kick in $3.99, the Pepsi kicks in another 75 cents, the cream cheese bagel..... . You get the idea.
And the best part?
In the bottom of the 'FAT JAR' is a slip of paper you put in first. On that piece of paper you have written down, or clipped, the week's prize: an essential which you thought you couldn't afford, a dress in the next smaller dress size, etc., or (if temptation doesn't just knock, but usually batters down your door!) a watch battery for that watch that needs one just to work.
There might even be enough left over, especially if you get in the habit of exercising, to buy seven apples (one for each day you are your own favorite teacher.) In this way, the reward is instant, and losing can become a positive 'jarring' set of triumphs. (Pun intended, and after all, two-thirds of a pun is P U!)
Copyright 2004-2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
Lost weight means found health....
- Have you seen it anywhere? I've lost my weight!
It just disappears when you seriously don't want it any more. When that happens, it goes the way of all life, it just leaves early. What happens when you get serious about being a healthy weight for your height, age, and body frame?