Traci and I decided a while back that when I made this milestone, I would do something to celebrate. I hadn’t given it too much thought, really. The weight has been coming off slowly, and I didn’t think I’d need to decide for at least a couple more weeks.
Imagine my surprise when I weighed the morning of my nutrition appointment and had hit – and exceeded – the 75 lbs. lost mark with a total of 75.6 lbs. lost.
So, my goal this week is to brainstorm a way or ways to celebrate.
I don’t want to do clothes. I’ve been buying new clothes all along the way, and I want to wait to hit my goal weight before I do a lot more. I’ve thought about an iPad or new laptop, but again, want to wait perhaps until I reach my goal weight.
I’ve thought about these:
- A new sterling silver ring. All of my rings are too big, and I think I’m close enough to my goal weight that anything I bought would still fit.
- Making a commitment to do something good for someone else and/or volunteer for at least 75 minutes a week. My volunteer service has really slipped. I used to volunteer for environmental causes, but when I went to work full-time for environmental causes nearly 15 years ago, I didn’t replace that service with something else. I do a bit here and there, but nothing on a regular basis.
- It just so happens that the anniversary gift for the 75th year is the diamond! Oooh! Maybe a smallish pair of diamond studs or a bracelet. (Do they still make tennis bracelets?)
- A $75 donation to NoFizzUSA or a similar health-related cause.
So, I’m curious, what would YOU suggest? I’d love to get some additional ideas. Keep in mind, I don’t have a fortune to spend, although, it doesn’t have to be something expensive or even something to buy.