And no, I'm not talking about the kind of beans you eat.
This is my kitchen windowsill. I had the jars already--I just like them. There they sat, collecting dust. When I started this weight loss project, and decided to get serious about it, I knew I needed a way to see it and pay attention to it, every day.
The jar on the left is what I've accomplished. The one on the right is what there is to go. I get to move a bean from one jar to another with each whole number of pounds lost (I couldn't figure out how to do a quarter of a bean. And that's just silly anyway). Officially lost--aka weights only count at Weight Watchers meetings.
And I really really don't want to have to move a bean back.
So there they are. In my kitchen. Visual, tangible, real. Right near my measuring cups, my kitchen scale (aka my new best friend), my measuring spoons.
Making it real. One bean at a time.