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SIOL55 SparkPoints: (57,419)
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4/23/14 8:58 A

call a friend

MEXGAL1 SparkPoints: (310,955)
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4/23/14 8:54 A

treat myself to "small" clothes

ONECALMMOM Posts: 6,258
4/22/14 5:39 P

scrapbook!

If the journey was easy I wouldn't appreciate the benefits I reap.

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” --William Arthur Ward
DIVA12 Posts: 148
4/23/13 9:59 A

New book or DVD.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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4/23/13 7:05 A

Buy a new book to read!

SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (49,050)
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4/22/13 2:17 P

I guess I never have.

DIETER27 Posts: 6,745
4/22/13 12:41 P

i bought new clothes . i also bought a walk away the pounds dvd

GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (142,692)
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4/22/13 12:22 P

Buy more books! :)

It Is What It Is.... :)
STARMONICA SparkPoints: (117,803)
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4/22/13 11:37 A

fit jeans, skirt or something I like but not food

SHERYLDS Posts: 13,100
4/22/13 11:23 A


Big goal = clothes shopping
little goal = ????

Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 Spring final wt. 225
EL for 2015 Spring 5% Challenge Team Spirited Underdogs
SBURDEN Posts: 5,006
4/22/13 11:04 A

Get a little "me time"

BILL60 Posts: 526,133
4/22/13 8:01 A

I normally buy a cycling-related item.

"Excellence is but for the few."
FLIPCHICK14 Posts: 1,777
4/22/13 7:35 A

I don't have a set reward system, like for number of completed workouts or eating healthy. However, I do reward myself from time to time with things like new workout DVDs or workout clothes.

FAWNZIB SparkPoints: (10,643)
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4/19/13 8:36 P

I buy myself a big latte someplace :)

If nothing ever changed,there'd be no butterflies
JOANIEBUG46 Posts: 4,213
4/19/13 12:42 P

I like to take a walk. Sometimes (on rare occasions) i go to the mall and walk. And I get myself a good cup of coffee.

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
-Arnold H. Glasow
FRANCESLUCAS Posts: 3,589
4/19/13 12:27 P

It is self gratificating...I just smile and think about how good I feel and about how great God is!

Today is the best day to begin making changes for yourself and others both inside and out!

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TWEETIBEAR SparkPoints: (17,946)
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1/8/13 9:51 P

When I was on Spark year before last and lost 40 lbs., I set up a "bank" to save up to buy a swimsuit when summer got here. I rewarded myself for weight loss, keeping track of my nutrition every day during that week, I had a certain number of minutes to exercise every week, and a few other things I can't remember.

I decorated the box with photos of swimming suits I liked, and had a great time putting money in there a little at a time. By the end of my 6 months, I had saved over $87.00. Funny thing, I was only starting to look like I was losing weight, still very self-conscious, and never did get that swimming suit. I did get some new clothes, however.

Maybe since this is my first week back, and I have 6 months 'til summer, I'll try that again. Maybe I can even find and dig out the plastic container again with the swimsuit pics. If not, I can always print out more. (P.S. Thanks for the idea, I'm doing it again!!!)

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (121,513)
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1/8/13 9:48 P

Nothing, actually. Back when I was young, I would buy something, but now the eating is pretty regular, and maintaining, so even if you lose a few, no point in making a big deal about it.

CSROBERTSON621 SparkPoints: (98,368)
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1/8/13 9:45 P

Often, a new outfit, but sometimes something less expensive like nail polish...

Starting Weight: 260 lbs. (November 2010)
Quasi-Maintenance: 165 lbs. (June 2011)
Goal Weight: 150 lbs. (reached December 8, 2011)

Size 22W to Size 4

Currently maintaining within 5 lbs. (+ or -) of goal. I weigh daily, but also use a tape measure and the fit of my clothes to guage how well I'm doing.
MEANDMOOSE SparkPoints: (15,637)
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1/8/13 9:17 P

I had some M& Ms. Not a very good reward, but that is what it was.

KAITLYNN51 Posts: 762
1/8/13 9:01 P

Well lately it's been a bubble bath!
I decided today though that I'd wait until I reached another set goal to purchase anything on i-tunes, that would be my reward!

TRISSA3 SparkPoints: (9,691)
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1/8/13 5:22 P

Going back to my "Miss Vicki's"...it was with a gift card my DH got me for Christmas. He says he thinks he made the salesgirl blush. When he told her how much it was for she said: "Lucky girl" to which he replied..."No, lucky me."



Life is a hoot...and it just gets "hootier" every day!

"Faith is taking that first step, even when you can't see the staircase." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
FRANCESLUCAS Posts: 3,589
1/8/13 3:11 P

Give myself a pedicure...

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GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/8/13 3:00 P

I think getting smaller clothes throughout this journey is going to be plenty of a reward.

MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

Abi~Rochester, NY

Aim for progress...NOT perfection.

Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
GW2: 250
GW3: 220
GW4: 200
GW5: 175

I can do ALLLLLL things through Christ who strengthens me.


"It's a long, hard climb-but I'm gonna get there."

"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."
KMMAKI SparkPoints: (85,148)
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1/8/13 2:53 P

I but a new puzzle or book

SWEETSUGAR7 Posts: 2,450
1/8/13 2:49 P

I like to go for a drive or meet a friend and have fun. Or snuggle up in a blanket and watch a good movie.

Love, Live, Life, Enjoy, True, Happiness, #1
COSMICHAPPY SparkPoints: (2,280)
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1/8/13 1:39 P

I used to reward myself with a "treat" (one cookie here and there as long as I wasn't over calories, etc.) WRONG! Now I go look in the mirror after a workout (yes, seriously) and I say (aloud) -- wow, look at you go! You are looking great!" This is working so far :)

TRISSA3 SparkPoints: (9,691)
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1/8/13 1:25 P

I went to "Miss Vicki's" (Victoria's Secret) yesterday and bought myself some new bras (I was floating in the old ones!) and a sexy new nightie! No more over-sized T-shirts for bedtime!

Life is a hoot...and it just gets "hootier" every day!

"Faith is taking that first step, even when you can't see the staircase." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (66,733)
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1/8/13 1:11 P

My go-to small reward is to buy myself music. During one particularly difficult period, I was buying myself one song on iTunes for every day that I stayed on track.

Most of these songs go on my exercise playlists...win-win!

Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, cumba Mexicana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.

Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, danzón, Cuban rumba, ballroom rumba
SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (49,050)
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1/8/13 12:33 P

Havent done anything yet, but it will probably be clothes that fit!!!!! emoticon

EIDOTHEA1 SparkPoints: (23,842)
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1/8/13 12:27 P

New clothes!

Candi
MBRASSFIELD2 SparkPoints: (5,317)
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1/8/13 12:25 P

I will be going to the Dominican Republic in June if I reach my goal weight. If I work hard and am not far from my goal weight my hubby is going to take me anyways. I also will be buying myself little gifts along the way; magazines, books, make up, or spa day. I am going to try not to reward myself with food, because I am one of those people that once I get the taste back in my mouth it is hard not to cont. to eat that food.

Suck it up and one day you won't have to suck it in!!!



Hebrews 12:11
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Life doesn't have a remote, you have to get up and change it yourself.


If it is not challenging you, then it is not changing you.
XINXIN SparkPoints: (14,135)
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1/8/13 12:16 P

There are so many great ideas. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

Where there is a will, there is a way.
GRIZZLEDATOMS SparkPoints: (1,668)
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1/8/13 9:32 A

I usually buy small, workout related items like a new workout shirt or a bike helmet, etc.

128PERFECT Posts: 3,026
1/8/13 9:03 A

I am going on a girls trip to Hawaii.

GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (108,933)
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1/8/13 6:23 A

A pedicure, new clothing item, new cosmetic; something to make me feel good about the way I look.

AMBIENTSPARK Posts: 45
1/8/13 6:20 A

My number one choice to reward myself is carving out time to either be creative or simply indulge in a harmless pleasure. Drawing a picture, reading a book, or watching a movie, or playing a video game, for instance.

Second choice is a carefully planned food splurge. I don't like this one as much, because when I think of a 'reward' food, I usually think of something calorie heavy with little or no redeeming values like my favorite restaurant's risotto with all of that amazing chewy rice, butter, and cheese.

My third choice would be a clothing or cosmetic item. This is a whole other box of worms for me. Between my self-image issues and my desire to 'consume' less and streamline my life into something more minimalist, these types of rewards aren't really looking as much like 'rewards' to me.

NMSUSTUDENT SparkPoints: (29,604)
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1/8/13 6:05 A

Improve one's health.

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.--Dwight D. Eisenhower
LYNN955 Posts: 701
1/8/13 5:23 A

Going to the consignment shop to look for a pair of jeans.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,477
1/8/13 4:57 A

a nice new book or a cute pair of shorts or top.

ANADAMPAPADAAM Posts: 116
1/7/13 5:46 P

I drink a little espresso without sugar of course , to my favorite park ,under the sun ,every time I finish my exercise looking at the lake with the ducks .this is the best gift I am giving to my self

Edited by: ANADAMPAPADAAM at: 1/7/2013 (17:47)
I hate the imperial system !!!!!!!!!!
SARAHF1988 Posts: 603
1/7/13 5:41 P

That is one of my favourites lol. If I see an item of clothing that I like I try to get smaller before getting it hehe emoticon I'm trying to slim down this year before summer so I can buy some summery clothes in a smaller size. Yay!

Sarah, UK
KKOLLIG Posts: 140
1/7/13 5:36 P

I like the idea of buying a new dress or top in a new size. Might have to adopt that one myself.

SARAHF1988 Posts: 603
1/7/13 4:46 P

sometimes with food, a slice of pizza with salad or something like that. if not i buy myself something or have a pampering evening to myself with magazines, a hot bath and some nice products. Or perhaps a new top or dress in a smaller size. There's so many options lol!

Sarah, UK
XINXIN SparkPoints: (14,135)
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1/7/13 4:11 P

Hello everybody,

Tell me how you reward yourselves when you reach your big or small goals.

Where there is a will, there is a way.
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