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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

How is it that I thought that the best reward for not eating something was to eat it later!!!???!!!

Is that a joke?
Where did I come up with that idea?

On the other hand, does that mean I can never EVER have my CCE (Cadbury Creme Egg)?
But I WAAAAANT it....

I do.
I reeeeeally waaaant it...
(can you do whining in type? Is there a special font you're supposed to use? I've heard people say, or, actually, seen written that there should be a special SARCASM font. I guess that would probably have saved a lot of hurt feelings and misunderstandings via e-mail and text message...)

I guess this forces me to address the idea that if I truly want to make a sustainable lifestyle change I have to simply ERASE the idea that food,
any kind of food,
can be used as a reward,

I think I need to change my emotional currency.
But then what?

Mani/pedi - Obvious choices.
A facial?
A Massage?
New Shoes?
See, a CCE is 99 cents and all those things are at least 20 times that, or in the case of shoes 50 times that, plus a fight with the husband about how I do not NEED any more shoes. He just doesn't get it.

But then what? Where do you go after that?

I guess I COULD justify spending $ on myself since I'm not eating nearly as much as I used to...

I read once about saving money, per pound. I think it was that a roll or two rolls of pennies equals a pound so once you've saved your weight (other than being a visual and tactile reminder of how much weight you've lost), it's twenty or thirty or fifty or ninety bucks to spend on yourself and it's not really a drain on your wallet, since you're only putting away a dollar or two a week...

I'm thinking of maybe adding a dime for every 10 minutes of exercise...

But just so we're clear, I'm not eating that egg!
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    Wow, good job resisting! You will be go glad later. I know what you mean about motivation rewards, so expensive!
    2393 days ago
    Yep, understand! I love those CCEs. However, not to sound like a saint, but I do not eat chocolate and not candy. Why, because once I start, it is not just one egg, one candy bar, or one dessert. One sets me off on a compulsive sweet kick. Cannot handle it and find it hard to quit unless it is all gone. Now, on the other hand, if one can handle sweets and eat 1/4 the egg as a treat, might it be possible? I also agree that is is hard to find the "reward" as there really isn't much that I want. To save on money, a one reward to me, is finding a good book at the library and allowing myself the time to actually sit down and read and not feel guilty for not doing something else. Maybe that is a new thread for a topic...what rewards can one find that do not require money?

    2394 days ago
    The orange ones are the worst for me.. oh are they good! Love the idea of special font for sarcasm.. yep.. sometimes the net can be a really difficult place.

    Rewards... hmmm.. like you I can't afford a lot of things that might be on the list.. so here are a few that might help.

    OK I thought of quite a few but they were for girls!! Guys.. help him out here!
    2394 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/6/2010 11:40:14 AM
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