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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My basic goal and reward structure is set at every 3% loss of body weight. Each subsequent 3% is based on the new weight, so that slightly less actual weight is needed to be lost to reach the next 3%. I did it this way since weight usually comes off slower the closer to goal one is, and I didn't want to wait too long for each goal by keeping them at a set weight interval.

Anyway, in addition to these 3% increments, I'm also celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25% of my starting weight, and of course my final goal (which is close to 30% but not quite).

So, in this first month, I've already reached my first three goals! 3%, 5% and the second 3%! emoticon

At my first 3%, I was going to give myself a new water bottle. I ended up getting two emoticon. One minimalist and one maximalist - if that is a word:

The one on the right folds when empty and takes hardly any space:

I'm sceptical about its durability, but it may surprise me with lasting a long time.

My second reward at 5% was a new top. However, I didn't feel enough difference to inspire me to go clothes shopping, so I changed it to a pepper grinder. I've wanted to get a good one for a while so this was a good opportunity. I looked at many and finally settled on a classic, medium Peugeot grinder in dark brown. Sometimes little things like this makes cooking more fun:

The third reward was putting aside a little money for my big shopping spree when I reach goal. I didn't take any picture of the green though emoticon emoticon

The next goal is quite a bit further away so now, perseverance is of essence...
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  • v INGMARIE
    emoticon way to go.
    Great ideas with the 3% looks easier that way. emoticon
    1642 days ago
  • v V_ON_THE_VERGE
    Yes! They also have a closed hook to attached to a backpack or your belt hoop or something so you don't actually have to carry it in your hand.
    1642 days ago
  • v TEMPEST272002
    Congrats meeting two goals this month! I'm going to keep my eye out for one of those folding water bottles. They'd be great for taking hiking.
    1642 days ago
  • v MEDDYPEDDY
    You remind me that I forget to reward myself... thank you and I am happy for you - keep up the good work!
    1643 days ago
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