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!!!)
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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.
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1/8/13 9:45 P
Often, a new outfit, but sometimes something less expensive like nail polish...
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636 1/8/13 9:17 P
I had some M& Ms. Not a very good reward, but that is what it was.
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!
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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."
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.
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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 :)
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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!
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3,293 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!
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1/8/13 12:33 P
Havent done anything yet, but it will probably be clothes that fit!!!!!
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71 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.
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133 1/8/13 12:16 P
There are so many great ideas. Thanks for sharing.
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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.
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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.
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.
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1/8/13 6:05 A
Improve one's health.
1/8/13 5:23 A
Going to the consignment shop to look for a pair of jeans.
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)
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 I'm trying to slim down this year before summer so I can buy some summery clothes in a smaller size. Yay!
I like the idea of buying a new dress or top in a new size. Might have to adopt that one myself.
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!
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133 1/7/13 4:11 P
Tell me how you reward yourselves when you reach your big or small goals.
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