I researched different places around DFW and I like this guy's work. I wasn't getting anything too artistic, but it is going to be there forever, so I wanted it to be good!!
I had a picture of what I wanted, but then Jon drew it out and I liked his version even better. I was SO happy with the results. My original idea was for the flower to be white, but he wanted to make it a color. We settled on some blue shading and again, I think it is perfect.
It is a little dark, but I think you get the idea. The ladybug has been on my ticker from the beginning and is my symbol for my weightloss journey. She not only makes me think of how far I have come, she also inspires me to finish what I started. The flower, as cheesy as it sounds, represents how my life has bloomed in the last couple of years. I finally truly feel alive!
Today starts my renewed work toward reaching my goal. I've rebooted myself 100 times it seems in the last year, but nothing has really "taken". The last 2-3 weeks, I have been headed in the right direction with the inspiration of my Leap to Goal friends. And today, I take things a little further. I'm committing to four months of good behavior.
I will use the points system I talked about last week where I reward good behavior with points. Each point is basically worth 25 cents. IF I demonstrate good behavior over the next several weeks, I should be able to earn the Tiffany ladybug charm with a chain before Christmas. YAY!! If my behavior isn't so good, it will take me a lot longer. :-)
I would like to also earn a new flat screen TV for my bedroom before Valentine's Day. It is TOTALLY doable. I just have to behave well. My thought is that if I make my points based on behavior instead of weightloss, I won't get as discouraged. If I'm doing the right things, the weightloss will eventually follow. I just have to keep at it and historically, I get frustrated and quit before I see the rewards.
So that is the plan. Tomorrow is my first official day of counting points. I sound like I'm doing Weight Watchers! Today I'm getting a fill which hopefully will help me with my goals as well.
Prayer note: thanks for the prayers for ShareBear's dad. He still has some recovery work to do, but he is doing much better! However, SIL's mom is in the hospital and is very sick. They think she has meningitis or encephalitis, neither of which are any kind of picnic. She is a strong lady, but it is going to take a lot of fight. I would sure love it if you could send some love in her direction. Thanks!!