Found my goal reward.

I have done a lot of thoughts about a reward for whenever I reach my goal. While I would rather it be sooner than later, I wanted something really concrete that would represent goal to help motivate/ground me to get these last 5 pounds off.
As a celebration, I would like to go to Disneyworld, although that is not in the financial future this year :D.
I had thought of a tattoo, a small one of a butterfly, or a butterfly created out of the number 100, since that has big significance in my weight loss. However, I am not really a tattoo girl, and it would take me off the blood donation list for a year (and regular readers know I am a member of the Sixer club).

But, this weekend I found the absolute perfect thing. There is a cool artist community building in downtown Glens Falls called the Shirt Factory. There are artists and studios there year round, but this weekend was their holiday open house and there were many more artists there. This is also where I got my cool new bowl in the post below.

Anyway, there is a woman there who does jewelry, and one of her new pieces is a Monarch cocoon. You can actually see the wings of the butterfly through the shell of the cocoon, and the little gold dots on it. They are stunning. I couldn’t figure out the material, and she said it was polymer clay! I guess there are translucent kinds, and she makes the butterfly wings, then wraps them in the translucent polymer clay for the cocoon, so you can see the butterfly inside. Totally amazing. And I thought, “This is it, this is my goal reward.” I think it represents a lot of things, including beauty within, rebirth, and nature.
I’m so psyched!

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9 thoughts on “Found my goal reward.

  1. Ron

    I used to say that I was going to eat at a chinese buffet when I hit my goal LOL but really don’t want to do that anymore, your reward sounds like a great reward for you. Hope you get your reward very soon!

  2. SuperDave

    I’m excited to see it!
    I’m glad that you are rewarding yourself for your final 5 lbs.
    Final 5 lbs! I’m jealous, but you work so hard at it and you deserve it!
    DisneyWorld sounds like fun. That is where I am taking my family next January.

  3. Skye's the Limit

    Awe, I think that will be the perfect reward. And what a wonderful anchoring tool, as well. Please post pictures for us once you get it.

  4. Skye's the Limit

    Awe, I think that will be the perfect reward. And what a wonderful anchoring tool, as well. Please post pictures for us once you get it.

  5. Cat in the Foxgloves

    What a great reward! I’ve found it easy to choose rewards for myself now that I’m in a new house and want to redecorate….I’m competing (with my body fat) for gallons of paint, draperies, small furniture pieces, etc….

  6. debbyweighsin

    I love the description of the cocoon. Do they have a website? I’d really love to see their work!

    And think that it is a great reward. I have a special piece picked out for my goal reward, but I don’t think I”ll ever get to my goal….

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