Here's the basic idea: You decide on an interval of weight (mine is 5 lbs) and then you get a charm for every milestone you hit. I've lost 24 lbs so far so I've got 4 and 1 on the way. I ordered a bunch of charms at once to save on shipping and I can't tell you how proud I feel to look at the little charms I've earned!
I got ones that represent all of my driving forces- basically, my friends and family. I've been getting mine from Timeless Charms because theirs are pretty cheap and they have a HUGE selection. I've put a pic in my profile so you can see mine... I encourage others to join me! It's like your own little trophy :)
If anyone's curious, this is what my charms so far represent:
Pine cone: my mom's side of the family, who used to all vacation in the woods in New Hampshire
Pretzel: my dad's side of the family, who eat pretzels in their ice cream (yummy!)
Thimble: my mom, a quilter
Thinker: my dad, one of the smartest people I know
next comes my brother! 1 pound to go!
This is a great idea......Keep up the good work ...... you are off to a good start.
In TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly - www.tops.org) we use charms as rewards for many different things.....In fact how I got here today I was looking for a charm to use for a contest I am doing in my chapter, called "2009, 5 lbs at a time" focusing on setting small goals that are obtainable. Every time a member looses 5 pounds they write there name on the big board and I want to give them a charm......I am the chapter leader....and an Area Captain for TOPS....