100 lb. Club - My New Bracelet for Goals

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01-28-2009, 01:57 AM
I decided my new non-food rewards would be a charm on a charm bracelet. I've always wanted one and this is my way to get one.

First, I bought a make chain mail kit since it was cheaper than your average charm bracelet blank. I just finished making it and here it is with my first charm. I haven't officially weighed in with Weight Watchers because of the really bad weather here but my scale says I am well past my goal. I've already bought my next goal's charm and a charm that is a tape measure for when I start exercising and see the differences in the measurements!



01-28-2009, 02:16 AM
It's gorgeous! What a great idea, and I love the link pattern you've chosen. :)

01-28-2009, 06:42 AM
I really love the idea, it sounds like it could be great motivation. Plus, we all need a reward from time to time. :)

01-28-2009, 07:38 AM
It's beautiful!

01-28-2009, 07:52 AM
I was thinking what motivation reward I should get that is non-food related and omg, this is such a great idea! :D

01-28-2009, 08:02 AM
That is a great idea! Your bracelet will be extra beautiful with all of your charms.

01-28-2009, 09:19 AM
Nice bracelet - I also like your idea of a tape measure charm. It will be full before you know it. What goals are you hitting between each charm? have you set a number of pounds, inches?


01-28-2009, 09:27 AM
What a GREAT idea!!!!
Where did you get the kit? It's a lovely bracelet!

01-28-2009, 09:43 AM
That is such a good idea! And your bracelet is beautiful!

01-28-2009, 10:39 AM
Cool! I can't wait to see it when you are at goal!

Thighs Be Gone
01-28-2009, 10:48 AM
I really like this idea. You know, I have a charm bracelet and you have inspired me to dig it out and add to it. When I was younger I loved going to choose a new charm. Maybe I will start getting symbolic ones for my weight loss journey as well.

01-28-2009, 11:44 AM
I've thought about doing this before... I love charm bracelets. How often are you buying new charms? I guess it depends on how loaded you want your bracelet. I thought about doing even 5-10lbs.

01-28-2009, 01:26 PM
That's a great idea!!

And I love your bracelet. I love making chain mail!

01-28-2009, 01:42 PM
Sandi --- You make chain mail? SCA? Interesting!

01-28-2009, 02:01 PM
Thanks everyone!

I used this kit but only made a bracelet. I have extras now. I'm pretty crafty so I had extra jewelry clasps to use with it.


It tells you how to do it. It's a "helms necklace." Hobby Lobby also has different other kits. I liked this the best because it was plain yet fancy yet wasn't heavy.

These are the goal charms I will have:
5% (got it) weight lost
And how many other percents I have till I hit goal. It's between 25% to 35%.
Also, one hundred pounds lost goal, Onederland goal, my lowest weight goal, doing another 5 k goal, exercising regularly goal and I'm sure there are a few more that I can't think of right now. ^_^

01-28-2009, 02:32 PM
that's a great idea. Beautiful!

01-28-2009, 02:37 PM
Thank you!

01-28-2009, 09:29 PM
That is really gorgeous! What a brilliant idea - congrats on the first charm!!

01-28-2009, 09:50 PM
Oh that's AWESOME! And I love how it's something that YOU made for YOU!!! Good job!

01-28-2009, 09:58 PM
Congrats on your losses, and great job on choosing an acknowledgement/reward that is not food related! That's an awesome step in a positive direction!

01-29-2009, 11:53 AM
Thanks everyone!

01-29-2009, 12:10 PM
What a great idea :) I love your bracelet!!

madys momma
01-29-2009, 12:27 PM
What a great idea!!! Good for you, you deserve it!

01-29-2009, 12:31 PM
That is an amazing idea!!!!! I am going to have to get my WW partner invalved and figure out a way to do that with the hubby!! I dont think he'd use the braclet but maybe something on his keys?

01-29-2009, 12:40 PM
That is an amazing idea!!!!! I am going to have to get my WW partner invalved and figure out a way to do that with the hubby!! I dont think he'd use the braclet but maybe something on his keys?

I have totally seen "key charms" and there are many manly charms, too. Just get a key ring and add sporty charms or whatever.

01-29-2009, 02:42 PM
Marvelous idea! Great to have your motivator something you will have with you when you are out and about, where many of us run into the worst temptation.

01-29-2009, 02:54 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea, I am stealing it in fact! LOL! I am doing the Pandora charms though, which are beads made into charms of different things, animals, purses shoes etc. or designs or whatever they are relaly cute. You can google them if you like.

Anyway, thanks I am so exctied about this idea!

the slim me
01-29-2009, 02:59 PM
Hi, I'm doing the pandora charms too. I love the idea of a no-food reward! I buy myself a charm for every month I don't gain. I'm at goal now, but I could see this would work so well for meeting goals!