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Rewarding the Behavior You Want


Thursday, April 04, 2013

"The best way to use rewards to improve results is to identify the particular actions or behaviors that lead to the overall result you want, and then reward yourself for doing those behaviors." Of course!! Yet for years I rewarded myself for what the scale said rather than for what I did. Now that I think about it, the above approach from the below SparkPeople article:

www.dailyspark.com/blog
.asp?post=how_to_use_rewar
ds_to_get_the_results_you_want


is decidedly a better way to go! As I work to get rid of the last remnants of my poor eating habits and behaviors, I'm glad this article clearly spells out an effective way to use rewards. I'm going to remember this one!!
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DONNABRIGHT 4/6/2013 7:34AM

    Thanks for the reminder!

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GABY1948 4/5/2013 1:43PM

    You are doing so emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 4/5/2013 9:30AM

    It was a great article. Too many people focus on the scale when its supposed to be about learning a healthy lifestyle!! Do all the right things consistently and you will lose the weight you want or maintain whatever your body feels is its 'happy weight' That has always been my focus, making sure I can be as healthy as possible to ward off the bad effects of this disease as long as possible. The good side effects are I don't get sick, I have great blood tests and I feel great when I am moving. Yes, there are other benefits then seeing the number on the scale go down.

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KANOE10 4/5/2013 8:20AM

    Great blog. Thanks for sharing. I was very interested to learn to reward behaviors, not the scale numbers! I think that is the right approach to changing behavior.

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COCK-ROBIN 4/4/2013 10:25PM

    Way to go!

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COCK-ROBIN 4/4/2013 10:25PM

    Way to go!

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MJREIMERS 4/4/2013 9:05PM

    Find what motivation works for you and take advantage of it! You can do it!!

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WATERMELLEN 4/4/2013 8:26PM

    Great article and so true. After all, training a dog requires noticing and rewarding good behaviour right away, not punishing bad behaviour . . . and I'm thinking that the same applies pretty much to all of us!! I'm thinking I need a list of immediate non-calories small rewards!!

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JOYINKY 4/4/2013 8:09PM

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MSLZZY 4/4/2013 6:32PM

    Whatever reward motivates you to succeed will get you there that much faster. Have a great weekend! HUGS!

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BOOKAPHILE 4/4/2013 6:00PM

    What rewards are you using? I always have a hard time coming up with the specific reward.

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PEZMOM1 4/4/2013 5:17PM

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2WHEELEDSHARON 4/4/2013 4:36PM

    Thanks for differentiating these!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/4/2013 3:33PM

    After all, what is a "life style" if not the things we actually do?

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AALLEY2 4/4/2013 3:27PM

    emoticon me too! emoticon

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CELIAMINER 4/4/2013 2:54PM

    Very good point at a time I need it. It's time for me to return to basics and create small rewards for good behavior, like streaks of staying within my calorie range and exercising.

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NATPLUMMER 4/4/2013 2:43PM

    YAY!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 4/4/2013 2:31PM

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GOLFGMA 4/4/2013 2:16PM

    Good ideas. Wishing you success on reaching your goals! emoticon

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