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A Penny for Your Sparkpoints

Saturday, December 29, 2012

It has been about three weeks since I re-started on this site. When I first came back, I was reading through the site to find motivation, I came across this idea. What I read somewhere was about this reward system. Every Sparkpoint you earn you put a penny in a jar. I thought that was a great idea since it is proven the more active you are on this site, the more you track food, track exercise, and read and stay motivated the more successful you are.

I added to this "penny per point" reward system. I also put $1/pound lost in my jar. I told my oldest and she said she would put a $1/pound in the jar, too.

Less than three weeks later I have about $18 in my jar. This jar is ME money (I hope I use it for me and not for just paying bills). I am already thinking about what I want to do with my money. Maybe some cool boots, or a nice new outfit (depending on how long I collect).

This reward system keeps me motivated. It also is like a challenge...I want to get as much money in that jar as possible. It motivates me to try to get that bonus spin on the wheel every day; which means I am reading article, doing trivia, blogging, and everything I can...which also adds up to motivation! It also adds to the motivation to stay committed to my calorie range and not over eat!

I am hoping for a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2013 for myself and all my Spark friends!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PENNEYV 1/5/2013 7:18AM

    emoticon love, love this idea. So glad to see you back.

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BRADIA 12/30/2012 3:12PM

    Congratulations especially on your oldest being willing to put a dollar a pound because is a very interesting way of showing you her support and her love ( am assuming it's a daughter).

Eat lots of fruit and vegetables, that will help a lot

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123ELAINE456 12/30/2012 8:12AM

  Awesome!!! It is a Wonderful thing You are doing for Yourself. Keep It Up. Push On Forward. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Enjoy Today. Take Care.

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RAINBOWFALLS 12/30/2012 7:04AM

    Great job finding a reward that inspires you.

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LIVELYGIRL2 12/30/2012 12:36AM

  Wonderful idea!!! Keep it up! emoticon

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TAS500 12/29/2012 10:44PM

  Great idea. emoticon Anything to stay motivated is terrific.

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RUNNINGOMA 12/29/2012 1:36PM

    I like using rewards as well. I put the money in a jar and use it to further my journey - new workout clothes, hand weights, a new kitchen scale, etc.

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DAKOTA50 12/29/2012 1:24PM

    I love to see the points adding up and also seeing the trophies starting to come my way. It can be the little things that make all the difference in staying motivated! emoticon wishes!

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MJ7DM33 12/29/2012 12:33PM

  emoticon idea! Thx for sharing!

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DRB13_1 12/29/2012 11:25AM

    sounds great! you can earn a dollar a day...and extra dollar a week in weight loss with the two of you putting in a, if you hold off til next year, you can take a vacation! emoticon I wouldn't wait that long for your WELL DESERVED REWARDS, though. Great idea, what fun! emoticon emoticon

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LORETTA24 12/29/2012 11:12AM

    emoticon I like the way you think! emoticon

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REJOHNSON3 12/29/2012 10:44AM

    Well congratulatiions,TAFFIN, for finding a very unique way to get motivated with the healthy benefits of SPARKPEOPLE. Keep up the good work and make sure you log your nutrition, water and exercise and this system will actually work for you.

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