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LHACKING13
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2/23/10 2:21 P

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new exercise clothes, cute ones that make me feel great.



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15 minutes of extra fun time!



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KESELF
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2/23/10 2:08 P

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I think when I lose 15 more pounds I will buy a new bikini (not that I need another swimsuit, but I do live in AZ.)



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Here are some rewards I have set for myself -- one for every 5 pounds.

200- Starting
195-Night out
190-Night out
185-Fitbit
180 (10%)-New DVDs
175-Night out
170-tanning
165-New workout clothes
160 (20%)-Night out
155-Pedicure
150-$150 shopping spree
145-Night out
140 (30%)-New tattoo
135-Bikini!?
130-New wardrobe

... At last it dawned on me to see there is no way to happiness. HAPPINESS IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION.

Live for each day, not for the future.


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MILLYMAE1
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2/23/10 1:59 P

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I give myself small things, things that don't cost allot. A solo trip to the library. A foot massage from hubby. A new wardrobe after keeping the weight off for at least 3 months. Each person is different, and so should the rewards.



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NEWME1947
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2/23/10 1:55 P

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I have set small rewards for myself leading to a final goal reward. After ten a peticure, after 15 a massage, ater 20 new workout shoes, after 25 new workout outfit etc.



MARIA_S
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2/23/10 1:53 P

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I've never owned a bikini in my life...so once I hit my goal, I might go out and buy myself one of those, assuming I have the guts to wear it.

I think I'll add a hair cut/dye to my list of rewards. And then maybe a pedicure or manicure, which I've also never done.

Hmm...rewards sound like fun! Although it is true that losing the weight itself is a big enough reward.



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MIAELIDAWN
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When I reached my goal weight I went to Daytona Beach for a weekend.



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JANNYPANTS
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2/23/10 1:39 P

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I bought myself a star in the 'goodies' section of my spark page - it is good to say - "well done self!"



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AMOHAME2
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At my next goal I'm getting a pair of cycling shoes for spinning class.



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SUSAN727
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2/23/10 1:36 P

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I plan to start getting rid of clothes as they begin to fall off me :)-hasn't happened yet)



Susan

"If it is to be, it starts with me!"


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A_SPARKLING
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I saw some mini rewards for every 5lbs on another spark page and I thought they were great mini incentives. Especially if you feel you would like mini goals and know you need to get other certain things done...

haircut,
pedicure,
new runners,
bathing suit,
earrings
music etc.....

I have added to my incentive list trip to beach, day trip, weekend trip (things I like but rarely if ever do)
but really I think too as I feel better with the weight loss I will not be needing rewards...they are kind of like little incentives to spark you into doing more.

The incentives don't have to cost either....maybe it is those things that make you feel good after you have done them (long bath, read a good book,visit an old friend, bike ride, etc.)

Little steps, little healthy steps,little steps,little healthy steps,....


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MEBANGEL1977
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2/23/10 1:33 P

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I have 10 lb weight loss rewards.
10#- Dad buys me flowers
20#- get away at Mom and Dad's new house (without them there)
30#- new TV (may decided on something else)
40#- cruise
50#- new wardrobe (and dusting off some of my favorite clothes I've kept for when I lose the weight)

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JOYFUL44
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I have rewarded myself as I met each 5 pound goal. I like the way you think Kerryann.

My first 5 pounds lost earned me a manicure at the salon. My second 5 pounds lost earned me a pedicure at the salon. I wanted things I wouldn't do for myself ordinarilly. It was rewarding. Now to loose the last 5 pounds. Hmmm what will I do then? Body wrap? (giggle) Just looking at my figure in the mirror is rewarding too. Slimmer waist and hips! Flat tummy... priceless!

Diane



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KERRYANN67
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I recently sent myself to a day spa and got these sore, tired, hard working muscles all massaged out. Then I spent time in the sauna. Sooooooo healing.

Then I bought myself an expensive purse which I would normally NEVER do. I don't want to get clothes until I'm close to goal, but a purse can always fit! LOL

Remember that the little things we do each day matter.



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ESHANNONLEE
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2/23/10 1:00 P

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Just feeling better about myself is reward - plus the extra energy I have!



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COLEY6833
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2/23/10 1:00 P

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A new bathing suit! I plan to be bikini ready by the time it gets warm, and I'm SO excited to not have to dread shopping for a suit.

"If you don't like something; change it. If you can't change it; change your attitude."

-Maya Angelou


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NICOLE.ALICIA
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2/23/10 12:50 P

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clothes! or something that isn't food



BLUEHERON2C
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2/23/10 12:50 P

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The weight loss itself is enough for me.





SANDRAPACHECO
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2/23/10 12:49 P

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its so rewarding just to feel my current wardrobe actually fit and even be loose at times!! I am going to enjoy this.....that is a reward to me!!emoticon



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ROSIE204
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2/23/10 12:45 P

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I always buy something, not real expensive, and don't feel guilty about it.



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MDSCINCI
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2/23/10 12:33 P

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My first reward wasn't planned- but I needed new pants!! none of the old ones fit. Now I find the weight loss is the reward in and of itself. Also spreading the spark whenever someone tells e it looks like I've lost weight!!



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MYREALANA
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I've tried and tried to come up with weight loss rewards, but there is nothing out there that motivates me more than the feeling of simply having lost the weight.

There's no massage, pedicure, workout video or piece of jewelry that makes me say "I want to lose 10 more lbs so that I deserve that."

--Myrea

"If you can't do something smart, do something right." --
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P0KERS0PH
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I have a few rewards ready for when I reach some goals.
For the first 5lb loss I am gonna get my hair cut, for 10lbs loss I'm gonna get a french manicure, and for 15lbs loss I'm gonna get a new tattoo.

I think it's important to reward yourself. Have something to work towards.

--- Sophia ---





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ORGANICCHICK
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I think my reward for working out every day in January (I know, I'm a little slow) will be some cold-weather running tights. Hey, I'm busy, I don't get to go shopping much. =) February might be some knee-high boots.

"All of us are athletes. Some of us are in training and some of us are not." Michael Rutherford


VAPPYCHAN14
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2/23/10 12:12 P

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When I reach my halfway point I'm cutting my hair; once I reach my goal I'm dying it.

I've wanted it short and colored for a long time but with my body shape the way it currently is it looks too awkward and weird.



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SAMMYSWEETPEA
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I download a song every week or so for a small boost of motivation.

Otherwise, I like to reward myself with things that will be reminders of the work I put in, and also move me further toward my goals.

Last reward I bought some plate weights to add to my dumbells. Next reward will be new sneakers.

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SUGARKITTY42
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2/23/10 11:59 A

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Clothes!!!!
A cute outfit that both my husband and I can enjoy



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SVELTINGTON
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I have only been here for 23 days and started out needing to lose 155. It took about 25 years for me to gain all this weight so needless to say I have clothing of many sizes. My first reward will be getting rid of the 2x's and moving down into the 1x's. emoticon

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.” Mother Teresa


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MISTY0911
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i'm doing a manicure/pedicure (a luxury for me) for major milestones--reaching the 130s and 120s. and when i hit my goal, i'm getting a dress from a store i've only drooled over before.

sometimes i get myself little rewards along the way for no reason other than doing what i'm supposed to be doing. (a nail polish, a new workout shirt, etc.)

i don't do food as a reward anymore. if i want some chocolate or to eat out with my family, i do it occasionally. i just make wiser decisions and don't eat as much. it fits into my plan. it's never a splurge. one splurge leads to another.

Goals:
1. Start training for a 10K
2. Maintain my weight at 130 or lower


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BELLAPOCOMO
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It could be lots of things, whatever I'm in the mood for or whatever I can afford at the time.
Could me a new movie, maybe a massage, new workout clothes or gear, or I'll make time for myself to do anything that makes me feel good.

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(BëllâPoçomo)

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

“Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.”

—Norman B. Rice


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ELIBBYBET
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2/23/10 11:45 A

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TRAVEL!

My two favorite things are cheese and beer, so obviously neither is appropriate as a reward.

My third favorite thing is travel. So for losing 40lbs I'm taking myself on an extended hiking/camping trip. And for losing 60lbs I'm going to Austria. (well, actually, I'm going to Austria anyway for a performance program. I hope I will have lost 60lbs by then, though!)



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TENECNJEN
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2/23/10 11:45 A

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My goal is 20 lbs lost. The massage comes when I reach it ... my quandry is what do I do for 10? Clothes won't fit 10 lbs later ... perhaps I'll skip the gym workout and pack a picnic and hike somewhere with my husband ...

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep it in your own."


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NANABABY5
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1. Salon
2. Show
3. New Book
4. Cloths

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DEVILSIN
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2/23/10 11:27 A

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A little unconventional, but at 12 pounds i rewarded myself by applying to graduate school. I finally gained a little confidence to push pass my fear and self doubt, to not hold back anymore and go for what I really want to do. For me that's a really amazing gift.



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DEVILSIN
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A little unconventional, but at 12 pounds i rewarded myself by applying to graduate school. I finally gained a little confidence to push pass my fear and self doubt, to not hold back anymore and go for what I really want to do. For me that's a really amazing gift.



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MOONLITDOVE
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New beauty products!



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MIAMILAW96
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New clothes!



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ERNOINACTION
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When I lose 50 I'm going for a complete hair transformation. Should be awesome.



KKKAREN
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New Clothes

Karen


 
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WE_PA_FIT
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2/23/10 11:19 A

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clothes, fitness stuff

SW: 160 lbs (Jul 09)
GW: 135 lbs (Nov 09)
UG: 130 lbs (Apr 10)
Forever in maintenance!

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10K- 52:55 (Jul 11)
1st 8K- 41:11 (Dec 10)
1st 12K- 1:06 (Jul 11)
HM- 2:02 (Mar 12)
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HOLLYWOODKAOS
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Oh when I complete my weight loss, I'm going on a shopping spree hopefully if I can afford too. :)

*shayberz*

I think people in this world need more a sense of humor, thanks for reporting my signature.

~Wake up each day with a full smile and happy positive thoughts, it will help you get through the day and the tough things in life~Me.


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HOLLYWOODKAOS
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That is not actually true.

Treating yourself to something you enjoy and love of food wise, it seems to work for some people to stick on their diet, like myself. :)

and I'm no loser. :D

*shayberz*

I think people in this world need more a sense of humor, thanks for reporting my signature.

~Wake up each day with a full smile and happy positive thoughts, it will help you get through the day and the tough things in life~Me.


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HOLLYWOODKAOS
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A treat to myself such as a favorite food that I enjoy.

I am planning to get my first pedicure when I real half of my goal.


*shayberz*

I think people in this world need more a sense of humor, thanks for reporting my signature.

~Wake up each day with a full smile and happy positive thoughts, it will help you get through the day and the tough things in life~Me.


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WALIDGAZALA
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A nice sleep and a lees calorie breakfast next morning.
When you go back to treats you will go back to every thing and then you are a LOOSER

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LIGIRLATHEART
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After 5 lbs. I treated myself to a pedicure. Those first five pounds were a BIG deal...., giving me confidence that this can work!

At 10 lbs., I felt I was committed, and I bought myself a digital food scale - this has been an invaluable tool for me.

At 20 lbs, I bought myself a new pair of Levis, in a NEW size, because I *could*!

I am teetering on the brink of 30 lbs, so I won't reward until that is a sure thing. Not sure what that might be -- although I scheduled a facial for mid-March, so that might be it.

In addition, I have been rewarded with more energy, clothes fitting better, lower cholesterol/glucose numbers, motivation to continue choosing a healthy lifestyle.

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IAMZBEE
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A new pair of jeans! :)

~*~Mya~*~

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KECBER
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At 20lbs, I bought myself new workout clothes.

I've heard suggestions of jewelry. It's pretty and you can wear it as a reminder of your accomplishments.

Kimberly
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2/23/10 10:58 A

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A massage every 6-8 weeks if I'm consistent with my workouts. For a shorter term "prize" a new pair of earrings or a new book. What is rewarding is just getting back into some of my favorite clothes.



SHERRY257
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I am stuck on this? I just don't know. Any great ideas out there? 10, 20 30 40 50... even 5?



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