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REDVELVET21 Posts: 1,797
6/29/14 9:24 P

Thank you Sparkers for the suggestions I really appreciate them! They are helping me a lot!!

Making moves no time for playing around....We get what we work for!!!



SHERYLDS Posts: 12,896
6/29/14 6:30 P

for me the happiest way to celebrate a non-scale victory....(which usually means my clothes are looser even though the scale hasn't moved) ...is buying some new piece of clothing so that I can really celebrate. Buy something that will really tell your mind you have made real progress in that area.

Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 start wt. 231
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6/29/14 4:16 A

I enjoy pampering myself at the spa with a facial, massage or pedicure.

Progress may be slow, but it happens!
No such thing as last place only finishers.
SAMMYSWEETPEA Posts: 4,669
6/29/14 2:49 A

I like to put stickers on my calendar on the days I meet my goals. Very rewarding to see the gold stars accumulating!

And it's inexpensive.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (283,153)
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6/28/14 8:56 P

I reward myself once a month, depending on how my clothes fit.

Janie Garcia Moreno

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"PRAYER CHANGES THINGS"

"NEVER PUT A QUESTION MARK WHERE GOD HAS PUT A PERIOD!"

"WHAT THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, IT CAN ACHIEVE!"
ALICE_TENNIS Posts: 382
6/28/14 3:49 P

I try to focus on my consistency -- even if it is "5 minutes" of something or "1 serving" of something. If I skip a day, it's just that much easier to "be bad" the next time around.

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6/28/14 3:46 P

There are lots of great ideas on that list.

You want to definitely reward yourself for achieving a goal. Think about this. when it comes to good health, losing weight is just one goal of many health related goals. How about fitness goals too ? If it takes you 25 minutes to walk a mile, would you reward yourself if you could walk that same mile in 20 minutes a month from now ? I'd reward myself for that kind of achievement. Another good goal that you could reward yourself for would be if you're currently talking diabetes or blood pressure medication. If your doctor took you off your meds, that is reward worthy too !

Do you want to reward yourself for every goal you hit ? You might want to be judicious with your rewards. You might do something simple for reaching smaller goals like say buying yourself a new DVD or CD if you lose 5 pounds. But what about the milestone goals ?

The milestone goals would be losing 10, 20, 25, 30+ pounds, being taken off any medications or a fitness goal like running your first 5k.

When I reached a 35 pound loss (milestone goal), I bought myself a new leather jacket. on sale, of course. lol.

Personally, I saved my rewards for the bigger goals. achieving the smaller goals was more of an ego boost for me. But some members do like giving themselves small rewards for hitting those goals.

There really are lots of different things you could do. a day at a spa could be a reward for a 50 pound loss.



Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 6/28/2014 (15:46)
EELPIE Posts: 2,700
6/28/14 3:26 P

Here is a really good article on Non Scale Victories: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=487


But rewards are only as endless as your imagination and wallet, really.

New CDs
Manicure
Ring/Necklace/Earrings/Bracelet
New nail polish
New make up
New clothes
New Book
Netflix subscription or Movie dvds
New shoes
New exercise equipment
3 day vacation
New craft
Full length mirror
New Pillows
New cookware
Massage
Luxurious bath products
Wen hair treatments
Sexy-ish lingerie
New sunglasses
New cookbooks




The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.
REDVELVET21 Posts: 1,797
6/28/14 2:54 P

Instead of worrying about pounds down rewards I want to change my approach and use non scale rewards? How do you do this? and can you give some reward options??

Making moves no time for playing around....We get what we work for!!!



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