First, LET'S MAKE A TIME CAPSULE!
Get a container. We are going to fill it with stuff related to our weight-loss/getting healthy journey.
Good. Now, find an article of clothing that fits you, but you won't miss for a year and sincerely hope will not fit you in a year when you open the time capsule.
This is a t shirt that was husband's but sadly, fits me. I wore it over my swimsuit at Sweetheart's last birthday party and was horrified by how I looked in it. I surely hope it looks ridiculously big on me by next year!
Put it in.Now, write down your weight or measurements. Just some sort of hard data, you know?
Ha ha. You didn't think I was going to show those numbers, did you?
Put that in the box.
Now let's see....what else could we add? AH! A picture! Get someone to take a full body picture of yourself. Or, if the only person in the house is 5 years old and taking a nap....try to do it yourself.
Cringe a little. But smile knowing how different you will look in one year!!! Put it in the box.
Now put something in the box (or take a picture of it) that represents what you are tempted by or struggle with. Hmm, let's see.
Put it in the box. In this case, it was definitely a good choice to put a picture instead of the real thing because I wouldn't want to break into the time capsule early simply because I had a craving and there was a lack of chocolate in the house! That would just be sad.
There really aren't any rules here, by the way. You can put whatever you want in your time capsule. I'm sure some of you will come up with really cool ideas and I will have to break into my time capsule to add them. Karly, you are going to have to be extra creative here, but you were a teacher--you know how to modify, OK?
If you are an exerciser...let's put in some data there too. Write down what you are bench pressing, how many miles you can comfortably walk or run, your Wii Fit number, Red Machine of Death data....whatever. In my case, I will put down what I want to be able to do in a year.See? That's me walking, being happy, having a healthy heart, stretching, and most importantly, the one in the middle is the verse that talks about hiding His Word in our hearts. If we aren't spiritually fit, then we aren't really fit, you know?
Put your exercise stuff in the box.
When you get it all like you want it, seal it up and put it away. Make sure to affix a tag on the box that says something like "Open February 20, 2010."
OK--what else could we do? I'm posting this early so you can help me brainstorm. Your time capsule posts won't be due until NEXT Friday, February 20, so you have time to think and plan.
Now about that giveaway...if you make a time capsule and post about it, you will be entered to win this gorgeous hand-made, beautifully feminine bracelet:
Isn't it lovely? It was made by Molly at A Bit O' Shine. She's offering it this week for our giveaway. How cool is that? (Thank you Molly!!!)
Even if you don't make a time capsule...please post next Friday anyway. There are no rules here and I hate for you to skip out just because you didn't have time to make a capsule. Please do check in and give us your update anyway. But, if you post about the time capsule, you will be entered in the drawing for the beautiful bracelet.
Now isn't that all good news?
So, #1: help us think of other things we could include in our time capsules.
and #2: post about your time capsule next Friday. Hopefully, we can all open them together in a year and marvel at our progress! Right? Right? RIGHT!!!!
Now....today is open posting. Fire away!