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|Bead Tea Pot|
After selecting the specific Pandora bracelet style (a sterling silver one with the Pandora clasp), I moved on to the decision of what to get for my very first charm. This charm was going to be very meaningful for me on so many levels. Not only would this represent my having lost over 15 lbs so far, but it was going to serve as a reminder to me as to why I'm doing this journey.
|the "Pandora" clasp|
Now, almost a year later, I am happy to say that I haven't given up on this journey, despite the slow rate of weight loss I've experienced.
It was my grandmother who inspired me to do this once and for all, and I know she would be especially proud of me today for removing these 16 lbs. It's not an easy journey. She knew that just as well as the rest of us Weight Watchers.
And so my first charm had to be representative of her. Something that I could glance at and immediately know, "Yes, that is the first charm I bought on this weight loss journey. That is the one that honors Grandma."
I chose a sterling silver flower with a purple amethyst stone in the center. Purple was her favorite color. The charm is perfect!
And while we were in the store, Joel liked the idea of the bracelet so much that he also bought me a charm. I know not many of you know Joel personally, but if you do, you can imagine which one he picked :).
I'm so pleased with my Pandora bracelet, and would strongly recommend it as a great tool to showcase your weight loss, if to no one else but yourself! It is a constant visual reminder as to how far I've come (and will be even more so once I add those two additional charms). Not only that, but I don't want to reverse the progress I've made, and so when I'm craving a snack size Reese Peanut Butter pumpkin, all I have to do is glance down at the bracelet and it forces me to ask myself, "Is it really worth it?". It is quite a large investment up front (the bracelet itself was $65, the flower charm $75, and the 2 clips were $35 each), but after that initial upfront cost, charms vary in price enough that they can be (somewhat) affordable (as low as $30 that I've seen).
How do you put your weight loss efforts into perspective?