Tuesday, July 16, 2013
I am discussing rewards in my support group - I have never been attracted by rewards that many recommends like a manicure, new clothes, a spa trip... I find them rather meaningless. I have though about rewards as giving myself time to read, to visit friends - but that is not a reward, that should be part of my balanced life.
It is a kind of reward to me to see numbers - to track my food and find that I have spent far more calories than I have eaten, gives a really good feeling, it IS a reward.
As is looking at diagrams - I love weight curves that point downwards. To me the satisfaction of a success diagram is really a reward!
So the advices on "forgetting the scale" and sticking to doing the right things and never mind the numbers - means that I will not get that reward of satisfaction.
Another reward I found meaningful was that for every day I eat 500 less calories than I spend I will get to give 10 swedish crowns to charity. That really feels great and is a doable reward – at the most I would have to give away 310 crowns a month (46 USD, 35 Euro) and my budget will allow that. AND if I followed that schedule exactly losing all my overweight would mean 8 400 crowns to charity (1 250 USD) - that would be great! I would feel great!
BUT I blew the first day immediately - ended up with +-0 on calories... that is interesting because I really liked that reward. But maybe rewards of any kind is triggering my selfdestructiveness... I have to try some days more to see...
And it was part of the problem, when I registered that salad I found it contained many calories - it was feta cheese and avocado that raised the sum... but then I had two extra tacos at night so I could not really find balance...