My Motivational Marbles

I’m still trying to lose weight, but I haven’t done so well so far. So I’ve decided to set some goals and really get to it.

I found this idea about a year ago on Pinterest. You might have seen it, its called Motivational Marbles. I loved the idea from the very beginning. The idea is to weigh to get your starting weight and then set your goal. You can set your ultimate goal or you can set smaller goals. I’ve decided to set smaller goals and then as they are met set the next one. This seems better to me. The ultimate goal will take some serious time and I need motivation and success on a quicker scale, so setting smaller goals seemed better for me.

So my first goal is 50 lbs. (I’ve even thought about 25 lbs at a time).

Now I needed to set up my Motivational Marbles, so I went to Walmart to see what I could find. I found the jars and the marbles together on the same shelf. Here are some pictures of mine. Note: in this picture I had put 100 marbles in because I was going to do the ultimate goal, but decided to do the smaller goals. Ok, I changed my mind. That is allowed you know.


I decided to go with green to match my bathroom. I’ve lost 5 lbs, so there are 5 marbles in the “faith” jar already.

On Pinterest the jars are plain and they had put “pounds to lose” and “pounds lost” on the jars with bling stickers. When I found these jars with “love” and “faith” on them I thought they were perfect. There was also one with “hope” on it that I got for my daughter. She made her a set also.

My jars are “love” for pounds to lose and “faith” for pounds lost. My saying right now is “I love myself because I am a daughter of the King, and I have faith through my Father that I WILL lose this weight”. I know corny. But again I need motivation and saying this to myself is motivating to me.

I’m exercising on a ski machine thing and working out with my Wii. It’s just tooooo hot here to get out much right now. I will begin my training for walking a 5K again when the weather cools a little. In fact my homeschool co-op group will be hosting a 5K in November. I’ll post the exact date when we have it set up. I’d love to have some of my blog friends come and walk it with me, that would be awesome!

I’m excited about my Motivational Marbles and I think this will really help me stay on track. After I’ve lost the first 50 lbs, I’ll start over and do another 50. Overall I’ve got about 125 lbs to lose. so prayers would be appreciated.

Until next time.


Great time in the Atlanta area

We had a great time visiting my brother’s family this past week. We went on June 30th and stayed until July 3rd. July 2nd was my niece, Emily’s birthday and we had fun celebrating with her.

One of the things we did for her birthday was to go to the world of Coke in Atlanta. It was great! If you ever have the chance to go, do. We spent the better part of the afternoon there. There is some great history, a 4D theater, a bottling section, the Coca Cola polar bear, and much more. I could have spent another day.

Here are some pictures of our day at World of Coke.

This is Abby and I with the polar bear. He was great! At one point he was stroking Abby’s hair.

This is Abby and Emily in the lobby when we first arrived.

This is the first soda fountain that was used to make Coke.

This is the group of girls that went with us. Cece McArthur, Rachel Lolly, Lauren Works, Emily McArthur, McKinley Hood, Abby Halls, and my Abby is behind.

They had a bottle from every state, this is the one from Mississippi.

Tab, oh how I miss you!

Coca Cola Olympic pins.

This one is for Abby. The UK coke can.

The last thing we did was the tasting room. They have coke products from all over the world. If you go make sure and try the Beverly from Italy. Yum!

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