Do you have weight-loss "rewards"?
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
I go back and forth about weight-loss rewards, and these days I'm excited about my little treats for small milestones! They're kind of dorky, but read on if you're interested!
1 lb loss: An episode of a TV show. I don't have cable or internet TV or anything, so I can only watch DVDs. I borrowed a season of "Grimm" from my dad, and for each lb I lose at my weekly weigh-in, I can watch an episode that week. It's a fun, free motivator, and a nice treat to watch 1-2 hours of tv a week, and also kind of sad if I don't get to watch any!
5 lb loss: Earrings! I'm very lazy with accessorizing, but earrings are a fun reminder of what I've accomplished. I've lost 6 lbs so far, and right now I'm wearing my "5 lb earrings" as both a celebration and also a little bit of a tangible reminder of my bigger goals. Plus, they were only $5.99 at Target!
That's all I've got so far, having only lost 6 lbs! Maybe I'll do more, or get more elaborate, but right now I'm focusing on what's fun, inexpensive, and makes sense for my lifestyle. Some people treat themselves with clothes or fancy shoes, which I think is awesome, but that's not really who I am, so it wouldn't be a great motivator for me, you know?
What about you? Any rewards or treats? Or are the rewards of getting healthier benefit enough?