Friday, February 10, 2012
Okay - here goes! I'm ready to start with some realistic goals and rewards. I went to a WW meeting this morning, and when I opened up my weekly pamphlet, I saw a picture of a jar with dollar bills and a label with a goal/reward statement. I've been casting about, wanting to come up with a tangible reward for manageable goals.
Now, on one hand it semes silly that I'd be paying myself to meet my goals, but the jar would work as a visual reminder of what I'm doing, and the money would be an indulgence to be spent on fun things, not necessities.
My goals are geared towards support and recognition of good habits, as opposed to pounds lost. I'm using tracking my food and getting workouts in as the goals to be rewarded. If I track my food and workout, the weight will be lost. And rewarding the habits feels more Rewarding! The scale is fickle, but habits can be made constant (and constantly rewarded!).
This is my new starting point. As an extra fun coincidence, I met an old friend at the WW meeting this morning, and we've happily agreed to be WW buddies. We went for a great walk after the meeting (she's a fast walker!) and plan on making that a regular thing.
I'm busy, busy these days, but feel more at peace about being on a good path. What more could I ask?