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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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CDGOLDILOCKS 4/7/2010 1:41AM

    Wow, good job resisting! You will be go glad later. I know what you mean about motivation rewards, so expensive!

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MYGOLDENBOYS3 4/6/2010 2:19PM

    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?


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SHANTRA 4/6/2010 11:38AM

    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!

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

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