i remember the last time i was over 120 kg. i was like 13 years old and i was seeing a dietitian (again). i hadn't yet reached the 155 kg weight. but i was slowly giving up on everything. if i was over 120 kg, i could never make it. i had good intentions and i wanted to try. but i soon gave it up.i remember that i ate as usual all week long and on friday, which was our weekly meeting, i would not eat anything at all and i would exercise myself out for hours, so that the scale would show that i had lost weight.
anyway, this dietitian had told me, at our first meeting that i should make a saving box. i was supposed to throw in all the money i was about to waste on junk food unless i dieted. she said to me that when i'd reach my goal, i would open the box and count all the money i was going to spend on junk food before, and then i would spend them all on clothes that i couldn't wear before.
i liked that strategy. at that time of my life, i daily spend like 10-20 euros on stuff like chips, fries,chocolates,biscuits and all you can imagine. there were days i would be sick of eating and i would still not wanna stop, even if i was close to throwing up. this happened everyday, every single bloody day.
but i wasn't determined enough to keep it up. so i never saved anything. but think about it:if i saved at least 10 euros a day for 1 or 2 years (till i got to lose all the weight needed), i would have saved 3650to 7300 euros!!! this is a huge number for a teenager who doesn't make any money on her own. i would hit the stores and spent it all on things i've always wanted to wear- but never dared. i would actually have a hard time getting it all wasted! :p
well, the point i'm making here, is that, even if it didn't work with me (but remember, i was a miserable teenager who only found pleasure in eating and wasn't all that determined to change her life like most people here are), i think it is a brilliant way to reward yourself.and even if you cannot be that patient, you could count the money in the box once in a month (and spend them too! :D ).
just wanted to share this.hope it turns out useful to some of you. :)
wish you all lots of pounds lost!