Ideal Protein Diet - Charm Bracelet Concept




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Kaypix
04-30-2012, 02:36 PM
Has anyone considered doing a charm bracelet for x-amount lost? I was just thinking about it and thought it'd be kind of cool. http://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/pi/mp/3164/1981737701p?src=http%3A%2F%2Ffeeds2.yourstorewizar ds.com%2F1003%2Fimages%2F500x500f%2Fqrs1429n5.jpg&d=8881fb6bb5b86626252c54cac3cb9764131d7ce5

I was thinking something like the above image (I have 60ish lbs to lose) for each 5 lbs lost, and actually put it into a nice charm bracelet as a reminder of what I did to earn each piece. Or something like http://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/pi/mp/6923/5899284002p?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sepani.net%2Fwork %2FSE4%2FBZ1461.jpg&d=25c3637cd4f763388a9c71e4ade587e20d6a7585
for bigger loss amounts (if I don't want to end up with a bracelet covered in 5's... :o

Or maybe like, two individual numbers, a 6 and a 0 or something...Just curious if anyone else ever tried anything like that? Or is it totally nerdy of me and something most people wouldn't do?


0ojoyo0
04-30-2012, 02:46 PM
What a cute idea! When I meet my goal, I'm planning to get large a tattoo with all kinds symbols of strength, like waves, koi fish, and 141 flowers (or maybe only 14 for every 10 lbs). The tattoo itself is gonna be pretty big, but I've always been into that kinda thing.

SewingMomma
04-30-2012, 03:06 PM
I have one. I buy a new charm for every 5 pounds I lose. I buy a charm that means something to me. I think I bought the journey charm for the first 5 pounds. I don't have any with specific number on it. But every charm reminds me of what I was feeling when I reached a certain weight.


Kaypix
04-30-2012, 04:47 PM
That's cool, that's something I could look at too :) As a way to reward myself and remind myself that I am WORTH IT!!!

sandralosingweight
04-30-2012, 04:51 PM
I know that Wuv has a charm bracelat representing her weight loss and she keeps on adding to it :)

evepet
04-30-2012, 04:57 PM
I like that idea. A great way to reward myself for my losses. I think it would also serve as a great visual reminder (assuming it's worn consistently) not to backslide.

Sewmam
04-30-2012, 05:25 PM
Wow, what a great idea! I bought a jade butterfly necklace that, to me, symbolized my new beginning.

pegv
04-30-2012, 07:02 PM
I bought myself a pink leather Pandora bracelet and a pink heart bead when I lost 10 pounds. I haven't thought about adding more to it but this is a great idea.

atho128
04-30-2012, 07:11 PM
What an awesome idea!! Last time I lost weight (I have been yo-yo dieting my entire adult life..but hopefully this is my LAST diet!) I bought myself a season of my favorite TV show for every 5 or 10 pounds I lost. I now own every season of grey's anatomy haha which I love, but a charm bracelet on your wrist as a reminder at all times would be wonderful!

amandie
04-30-2012, 07:26 PM
What a cute idea! When I meet my goal, I'm planning to get large a tattoo with all kinds symbols of strength, like waves, koi fish, and 141 flowers (or maybe only 14 for every 10 lbs). The tattoo itself is gonna be pretty big, but I've always been into that kinda thing.

Haha, I'm planning on almost the same thing- symbols of strength tattoo and flowers/plants but I hadn't thought on using something to symbolize the amount of my weight loss like your 141 or 14 flowers. Sounds like an awesome idea! :)

kaplods
04-30-2012, 07:35 PM
(Not on IP), but I have a donut-style bead bracelet (like Pandora, but waaay cheaper).

I now buy the beads at Michael's or JoAnn Fabrics, because they're very inexpensive. However, I have bought beads in little gift shops, thrift stores, and on etsy.

I don't have numbers on any of then, but maybe at the end of it all, I'll make or commission a custom bead with the total number engraved on the bead.

I've filled one bracelet (20 beads - so 100 lbs represented) and have started on a second. It's kind of weird to think I'll have three bracelets when I reach goal weight. I wear my bracelet when I go out to eat, to remind myself to be conscious of what I'm eating.

fyreflie24
04-30-2012, 08:04 PM
I have a very impressive (haha) looking Pandora bracelet... one bead for every 5 lbs. I say impressive because I've lost enough that, let's say, it's heavy! It's really motivating to me. I love the ritual of getting new beads every 10 lbs and I wear it to remind myself where I've been and where I'm going.

Lynnie63
04-30-2012, 08:04 PM
I've decided to buy myself an Alex and Ani Bracelet for,each 25 pounds lost.

I'm 1/2 way to my first one!

wuv2bloved
04-30-2012, 11:33 PM
Here is a pic of my weightloss bracelet

Samba
04-30-2012, 11:39 PM
I love this idea! Have to admit I thought a bit about marking the losses early on, but then forgot about it.

I would like to create bracelets for my friends here. There are three of us on IP i in my little town. No local office so long distance to clinic. But, still we have had success. It is so nice to have local friends doing this too. I can't afford Pandora all around, but the less expensive type I could.

I am trying to think of a way we could have a little ritual with our bead earning too! Wish I was more creative. Love the power of ritual in the human psyche.

missunderstood28
04-30-2012, 11:59 PM
wuv, absoloutely love the fleur-de-lis!!

Kaypix
05-01-2012, 12:00 AM
(Not on IP), but I have a donut-style bead bracelet (like Pandora, but waaay cheaper).


I saw one website while searching that has charms that can be engraved, will see if I can dig it up and post it on tomorrow's thread for you :)

mylastdiet
05-01-2012, 05:58 AM
I love this idea. I had quit wearing jewelry altogether after I had become so big. Have always wanted a Pandora bracelet, but they are out of my price range. Is there a less expensive knock-off product out there?

wuv2bloved
05-01-2012, 12:18 PM
wuv, absoloutely love the fleur-de-lis!!
Thanks, that is a cheapy one from Micheals, the silver is starting to come off. I can't find a real charm I like of it so that is working for now....lol
I love this idea. I had quit wearing jewelry altogether after I had become so big. Have always wanted a Pandora bracelet, but they are out of my price range. Is there a less expensive knock-off product out there?
I got mine from Kay's Jewerly, it was $39 for the bracelet and the charms run from $25 on up. My most expensive one was my butterfly it was my 25lb charm, it was $40 but it has purple crystals in it. Butterflies are my favorite (freedom) and purple is my birthstone. My open heart angel was my 50lb charm, and to represent my dad watching over me. I promised him I would lose the weight it only took me 15 yrs to do that. My open heart charm was my 100lb charm, because I starting opening up my heart and my heart was my 150lb charm because I am loving myself now. I also have a pig that represents my son because his nick name is bacon and I have a monkey because my oldest is known as truck monkey. And my MOM charm is from them as well

kaplods
05-01-2012, 12:30 PM
I love this idea. I had quit wearing jewelry altogether after I had become so big. Have always wanted a Pandora bracelet, but they are out of my price range. Is there a less expensive knock-off product out there?

Michael's and JoAnn's have ridiculously cheap versions. The bracelets run about $5 and a package of 4 to 6 beads is also about $5 - AND they're often on sale for up to 50 % off or buy one get one free.

Target, ShopKo, and I think Kohl's also have intermediately priced beads (about $15 per bead, and often on sale for up to 30% off).

There are also etsy and ebay sellers who sell beads of various qualities and materials. The weakness of etsy is that you can't tell the quality until after you've bought and received the bead, but there are some clues and reading the seller feedback is important. Obviously the beads with no metal (like the stone or ceramic only) are the most durable (no silver to tarnish, no plating to flake off).

I realize they my cheapies may not last very long, but that's ok, because once I get to goal weight, I can make a new project of replacing the beads with better quality ones as my reward for maintanence. Say one bead for maintaining my weight loss for a month (or maybe two, if I decide to replace with the really expensive beads).

I will end up with three weight loss bracelets, and who knows how many maintenance bracelets?

wuv2bloved
05-01-2012, 12:33 PM
Michael's and JoAnn's have ridiculously cheap versions. The bracelets run about $5 and a package of 4 to 6 beads is also about $5 - AND they're often on sale for up to 50 % off or buy one get one free.

Target, ShopKo, and I think Kohl's also have intermediately priced beads (about $15 per bead, and often on sale for up to 30% off).

There are also etsy and ebay sellers who sell beads of various qualities and materials. The weakness of etsy is that you can't tell the quality until after you've bought and received the bead, but there are some clues and reading the seller feedback is important. Obviously the beads with no metal (like the stone or ceramic only) are the most durable (no silver to tarnish, no plating to flake off).

I realize they my cheapies may not last very long, but that's ok, because once I get to goal weight, I can make a new project of replacing the beads with better quality ones as my reward for maintanence. Say one bead for maintaining my weight loss for a month (or maybe two, if I decide to replace with the really expensive beads).

I will end up with three weight loss bracelets, and who knows how many maintenance bracelets?

My decorative beads (purple ones) are just glass beads with no metal so they don't change colors those are the ones I get from Micheal's.

Lynnie63
05-01-2012, 01:25 PM
Try your local bead store as well. There are a few I go to here in Conn. that sell the charms and I think the bracelets too. They're much nicer than the beads you get at the big chain stores.

mylastdiet
05-01-2012, 01:28 PM
Thanks Wuv and Kaplods! I think I need a bracelet, don't y'all? LOL!
Will be checking Kay's for the actual bracelet, then start browsing for unique beads.

mylastdiet
05-01-2012, 01:32 PM
Try your local bead store as well. There are a few I go to here in Conn. that sell the charms and I think the bracelets too. They're much nicer than the beads you get at the big chain stores.

Good idea! I was driving the other day and saw a new store called "the bead store" and silly me thought it was for Mardi GRAS beads! LOL! I'm in Louisiana, so it wasn't a completely illogical conclusion.

Kaypix
05-01-2012, 02:22 PM
We have a Hobby Lobby in Sioux Falls that I frequent...a lot... lol I'll have to check there specifically...I want to have a "filler" cheap bead so the only fancy beads are the ones that mean something, but I don't want them sliding all around or being funny lookin'...who knows, maybe I'll hit a total of 10 LBS lost next Monday and I can justify getting myself a couple cute beads and starting that bracelet!

mariposssa
05-01-2012, 03:45 PM
I have a beaded charm necklace which I ended up double wrapping and turning it into a bracelet. I got most of the charms at Hobby Lobby during a 50% off sale. They are about $1-3 regular price. I did find some nice inspirational charms at Joann's, too. One has Serenity, Courage, Wisdom from the Serenity Prayer. I have found journey, dream, believe, etc. I have one that says faith hope love and another that says Keep Calm and Carry On. The first one I got was a butterfly. My bracelet only has four charms on it for the the 20lbs I've lost so far. But, I have all of them purchased and ready to add on whenever the scale goes down.