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MCCC75 SparkPoints: (25,022)
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12/21/13 8:23 A

First goal was to lose 30 lbs so I got a pedicure that I was sorely needing....
Second goal will be when I have lost 40 pounds which I hope will be sometime next week ....and I would really like to get a manicure.
Third goal is to lose 45 pounds and I already have that taken care of though I can't yet fit into it...a really beautiful shirt I bought at Dillard's -- a little tight right now but I think once I have lost another 10 pounds, it will fit beautifully!
After that, it will just be things like fitting into clothes I haven't worn in a long time and being able to do more exercise.
When I get to goal however, what I really would like to do is have something done about my neck! emoticon

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning but anyone can start today and make a new ending." ~ Maria Robinson
DIGIT00 Posts: 4,964
12/21/13 8:05 A

I scream and holler and jump up and down for joy... hubby celebrates with me and then I move on to the next goal.

Laura, SW Ohio, EST

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STARMONICA SparkPoints: (133,964)
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12/21/13 7:38 A

new clothes

DRLMAZ Posts: 2,547
12/20/13 5:46 P

Treat myself with a new outfit

SHERYLDS Posts: 14,399
12/20/13 5:44 P

I usually go out for nice dinner.....My Bad....but honest emoticon

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FITTEREVERYDAY SparkPoints: (20,975)
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12/20/13 5:29 P

Well right now I'm just bragging it up (which is fun!) I lost the first 10 lbs of the 50 I had to lose! I might buy myself something small or even just take some time to read or something else enjoyable.


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"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."

Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.

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12/19/13 9:55 P

I would buy something i like and have a big meal in a restaurant.Now i want to buy wigs for black women cheap from for my friends but i have enough money now.Therefore when i get my compensation at the end of the month,i will purchase it.

JENNA3 SparkPoints: (54,333)
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12/19/13 12:46 P

JUNKDRAWER and MARIAJESTRADA- I get the money thing. Try putting a few dollars (you pick the amount) in a jar every week that you're working toward that goal. When you reach it, you have some money to use to splurge. One of the great things about this is that it makes it more tolerable for goals that take longer. The longer it takes, the more money you have to spend.


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JENNA3 SparkPoints: (54,333)
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12/19/13 12:44 P

a new wardrobe addition-or a trip to the spa

Surgery date: 9/25/2015
I_CAN_AMY SparkPoints: (25,673)
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12/19/13 10:47 A

Shoes. They are very motivating! I also allow myself to buy something that will help me, or motivate me, to reach the next goal such as a new workout shirt or new running shoes. It's a two fold gift; I bought it, so I feel REALLY guilty if I don't use it and it motivates me to get out there!!

Motivation is a big part of the weight loss puzzle and in my opinion, you can't be successful unless you are motivated!

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MARIAJESTRADA SparkPoints: (34,186)
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12/19/13 9:32 A

JunkDrawer, I'm a bit in the same boat. I moved from weight loss (I lost 30 and plateaued for months, so I needed a new motivator) to fitness minutes, but then I got a severe ankle injury. Now, I'm back to fitness minutes, but my new motivation is to increase my energy, which is my reward. The problem with material rewards is that they depend on $$$, and I enjoy my life most of the time. I guess the longer you do this, the more difficult is to stay motivated. Sometimes looking at old pictures of myself helps keep me motivated.

JUNKDRAWER Posts: 1,253
12/19/13 9:15 A

I'm having a hard time coming up with things that will be motivators for me. In the beginning I had something I had always wanted to do that really did motivate me to get there. As time has gone on, it's getting harder to shed and seems like there isn't really anything that will push me. OR it all costs money that we don't have so it ends up being a discouragement more than encouragement.

But in the past I have done a new excercise video, a date night, new clothing, tea collection. When I lose 80-100 pounds I really want to take a flying lesson, which has always been on my bucket list. I'm planning on saving my mad money as a motivation not to spend it on drive throughs and junk I don't need.

FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (139,488)
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12/18/13 2:43 P

The weight loss is the reward. Nothing else needed!

Jaynee-Pacific Time Goal reached with 130# loss, 138# total loss

Exercise, eat, track, repeat!!

VEGIBIKER Posts: 15,382
12/17/13 10:31 P

treat myself to a nice hike, or a new book ... I have a book problem :P

One thing have I desired ... Psalm 27:4
MJARDINE94 SparkPoints: (2,620)
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12/17/13 10:17 P

I like the mani/pedi and hair idea! I've always wondered how to reward myself for reaching a goal and all I can think of us is food...but maybe I'll get a haircut or visit a spa instead. Do you outline the rewards for each goal or is it spontaneous?

"Only a fool trips on what's behind him."
BULLRN58 Posts: 70
12/17/13 7:12 P

can't remember any recent celebrations

DRLMAZ Posts: 2,547
12/17/13 7:21 A

I rejoice on the inside

GONNALOSE5 Posts: 975
12/17/13 7:12 A

I don't 'do' much of anything, mostly I am just happy all day.

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." by George Eliot.
JIBBIE49 Posts: 62,994
12/17/13 7:01 A

Take a nap. I like quiet time. emoticon

TINAJANE76 SparkPoints: (66,309)
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12/16/13 8:02 P

New clothes, getting my hair highlighted, having a manicure/pedicure or a massage are always great rewards for me!

My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.

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WALNUTT1961 SparkPoints: (88,161)
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12/16/13 7:26 P

I gave myself a Spark Goodie for one goal and a new pair of jeans for another goal.

RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,011
12/16/13 3:05 P

I have a little sweet to celebrate and then move on.

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12/16/13 3:02 P

I buy/do whatever is on my "goal reward" list
next one is a new pair of shoes

SAMCHITA SparkPoints: (31,312)
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12/16/13 2:46 P

I usually tell my husband....he gets all excited for me lol

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12/16/13 10:56 A

I think the WORST goal I ever had was buying clothes once I lost "X" lbs...I wouldnt hit that goal and worse, I wouldnt have anything that fit or flattered the body I had.

SLIM153 Posts: 789
12/16/13 9:18 A


Love Hugs and Prayers Sandra
GREEN-EYED-LADY Posts: 1,625
12/15/13 7:21 P

My favorite reward for reaching a goal is a back rub from my sweetheart. I love it.

"Learn from me. . . . and you will find rest for your souls."
-- Jesus in Matthew 11:29
THEVOW2013 SparkPoints: (59,490)
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12/15/13 4:49 P

cool...I have contemplated sky diving

God is faithful! He is with me!
SIMONEKP Posts: 2,615
12/15/13 4:46 P

I'm just usally happy, I don't so much celebrating


"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

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JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (97,104)
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12/15/13 4:36 P

Go to a movie.


RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,011
12/15/13 3:32 P

You know what? I haven't even thought about it...I guess that I will do some celebrating but not too much. I just keep focusing on losing that next pound.

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12/15/13 3:30 P


SEAWAVE Posts: 1,315
12/15/13 3:26 P

I've been thinking about this lately as I re-embark onto SparkPeople after surgery. Rewards for me have to support the progress I've achieved, and inspire me to reach further. So far, I haven't found anything that actually works for me. I'm too large at this point, and disporportioned after a mastectomy (no foobies allowed) that clothing is no longer as fun as it used to be. Exercise equipment is out because I can't exercise for a while after this surgery -- even walking is a bit iffy - and I have all the equipment I'll need for a while.

Then I fell upon this thread, and read Susank16's post -- I really like the idea of a manicure as a physical reminder to keep going. Manicures always seem such a luxury to me, but what a reward it would be! I think this is going to be my next reward for... hmmm... NOT overdoing it after surgery like i did last time, getting the all clear to go back to work Jan 20 (so a mani to go back to work too!)


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FITWITHIN Posts: 21,961
12/15/13 12:24 P

I'm going Skydiving.

Progress may be slow, but it happens!
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SARAHG2014 SparkPoints: (10,996)
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12/15/13 10:57 A

REBBLTX I love that idea! I have been shying away from buying clothes because of the whole 'they will be too big soon, hopefully' thing, but that's fantastic. Wish I'd thought of it. :)

SUSANK16 Posts: 805
12/15/13 5:06 A

I use mini goals and not major goals. That helps me to support a life style change and not a weight goal. So after six weeks or so of eating well and exercising, I might treat myself to a facial or having my nails done. Keeping these regular appointments makes living the lifestyle easier -- they become self-perpetuating in that I really look how I have done with my lifestyle changes every time I go to the nail, hair or facial appointment. It helps me to see a physical representation of the life style change.

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12/15/13 12:06 A

I usually get a manicure, some clothes, or a movie.

Janie Garcia Moreno




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12/14/13 11:00 P

I do tend to buy a new piece of clothing to celebrate, but also because I probably need it.

If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

- It's Janine!
SCRAPPER1124 Posts: 524
12/14/13 9:36 P

I'm kind of like ETHELMERZ, I don't really do anything or buy anything. Achieving the goal is the fuel that keeps me going to the next one. When I'm at goal weight though, I'm going to Disney. I'm 49 and have never been there. Mostly because I can't fit in the rides. So when I'm at goal, I can ride alllllll the rides emoticon

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12/14/13 8:00 P

I didn't even think of a celebration, but from now on I am going to celebrate by giving myself a virtual present emoticon emoticon

I started a month ago , but I didn't go nowhere.
Why? I am finding everything I do tiresome and very difficult. I am trying to continue and get somewhere with my fight for a better life. My health has been going down in the last 5 years. I am 73 and recently I am experiencing quite a bit of pain with this injury of a sciatic nerve. Of course that has nothing to do with my continued to eat things are not beneficial for me. I believe depression is the cause of wanting more sweets, is my weakne
ACACIA21 SparkPoints: (61,306)
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12/14/13 6:51 P

Everyone does such cool stuff. I just buy new clothes that fit me :)


TACDGB Posts: 6,136
12/14/13 4:29 P

I buy little things along the way to keep me motivated. not long ago I bought myself a new workout outfit. I have bought myself a 5 lb . weight plate. I have down loaded some new music to keep my workout moving along. My next goal it to buy myself a 25 lb. weight plate. Will love that for sumo squats and overhead extensions.

THEVOW2013 SparkPoints: (59,490)
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12/14/13 4:20 P

My dream is to have a cocoon party with butterfly release
Hot pink carpet for me to walk on
Loud music and every dancing
Food will be cocktail size only
And on signature healthy smoothie as my cocktail
may pb and chocolate banana martini or something like that
Oh and I would have pictures of myself and a video collage and Art of Myself Body painted.
ok just some thoughts on my coming out fat to fit celebration lol

God is faithful! He is with me!
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12/14/13 3:18 P

The last time I met a short term goal I rewarded myself by buying a Groupon coupon online for $10 off any purchase of $20 or more at The Body Shop. I picked The Body Shop because it's one place guaranteed NOT to have anything practical or actually necessary. What's the point of treating yourself to a new mop? As it happened, the young lady working in the shop that day (someone with a very bright future in marketing) mesmerized me into spending $78, instead of the $12 I had planned on. But never mind -- I have a whole shelf of nice smelling goodies and my skin is very happy.

"If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.'"
Eubie Blake
ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (141,058)
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12/14/13 2:55 P

It's happened so often after all these years, that I don't celebrate, because I know it won't last too long, reality of the thing. Just keep on plugging along and enjoy the times when it works for awhile.

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12/14/13 2:46 P

I buy "new" clothes. Clothes can be expensive, so what I do while I'm losing weight, is to shop at thrift stores. That way, I can re-donate them back once they are too big for me, plus I'm saving money during the weight transition. When I reach my goal weight, I will celebrate and buy new clothes at the department stores.

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12/14/13 1:45 P

When I reached my goal weight I wanted to do something special. The day that it happened my hubby and I took our daily walk and I told him that I finally accomplished my goal, he turned to me and gave me a hug and that's all I needed. Now my new goal is maintaining so far three months.

BUFFLIECE Posts: 520
12/14/13 11:33 A

When I reached 30 pounds lost, I bought myself a fancy new $10 BPA free water bottle. It was so cute... it was shaped like a disposable water bottle, pink on bottom, and opened at the mid-way mark so one could easily put ice in it. You don't know this, but water bottles and tupperware are little addictions for me. Hubby has said the words "no more tupperware" a time or two. Anyhoo.. I was leaving with my hands full with the bottle tucked in my arm and adjusted to open the car door... the bottle slid from my arm and shattered onto the driveway. Yes, I was P.O'd but soon came to the realization that it was my 30 pounds lost that mattered and that had not changed. Not saying I won't reward myself from time to time.. but I know it's truly not needed.

Thanks for Listenin'

KKKAREN Posts: 12,223
12/14/13 9:24 A

for me it's new clothes

210014631 SparkPoints: (35,617)
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12/14/13 8:39 A

I have met a couple short term goals and I am thinking how to congratulate myself.

Just wondering what you do.

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