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AMBERLEIGHM1
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pedicures, manicures, massages, new clothes

Be kinder than necessary because everyone is fighting some kind of battle.

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My first 50 pound loss was a nice birthstone ring, the second 50 pounds was a birthstone bracelet. Next (goal) will be a new tattoo, signifying the transformation.

Linda ~ Pennsylvania

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new weights, mani-pedi, new lingerie (needed them,old ones too big), new bra set.

T from NYC.

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WELL... I set my rewards but I set a bunch like, Mani / pedi, new jeans, new swim suit, etc, and I usually will end up getting my reward before I hit my goal.. Soooo... from here on out I am celebrating more small victories and focusing on those. :)

Life is not the way it's supposed to be, it's the way it is. Its how we deal with it that matters.


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new running shoes, haircut, mani/pedi

YESTERDAY YOU SAID TOMORROW.


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New clothes



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I'll dig through this thread, but I'm curious - does anyone know of some good rewards that don't cost any money? We're broke, and spending is one of my problems along with eating. Seems backwards to reward myself with something monetary.

I recently hit the 50 pound mark (twice - hit it before Christmas, gained weight over the holiday, then lost it again) The only reward I got was that I was able to open my big box of smaller clothes, and all the size 16's and Large's fit! So I have a new (free!) wardrobe. It pays to keep your clothes for 3 years...

I guess that's all I need, but if/when I ever get to the 100 pound mark, then dammit I need a big reward! But I don't want to spend a lot of money on it. What should I do?

I'll probably hit it somewhere close to my birthday, if I keep going at the rate I've been going. So it could be a birthday present / weight loss reward all in one.



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I received a Pandora charm bracelet for Christmas. For every 10 lbs I lose, I'm going to buy a special charm to remind me of my success!



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I am trying to buy incentive clothing. Every week I'm setting back $5. Then, if I find something cute on the rack and it's less than $5, I will get it. So far I have 3 items. All of which I couldn't refuse and they are contributing to my visual motivation as they are handing up in my room.

*PrettyBlue*

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers


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Lush Cosmetics. They're mega pricey, but worth every penny. I save and if I've worked hard for the month, I let myself have a little Lush-stravaganza.



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I'm going to do the following in 10 pound increments:

1) manicure
2) pedicure & manicure
3) massage
4) New Cricut scrapbooking machine!



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New clothes!!!



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BILL60
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Bike stuff.

"Excellence is but for the few."


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looking better and fitting into smaller clothes is enough reward for me.



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New pair of pants.



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I just got on Microsoft Word and started making a little "Rewards List" to post around my house. The rewards are set into 10-pound increments because I get unmotivated very easily. The best reward I came up with was to buy a complete Zumba outfit when I reach my goal weight of 120lbs. The problem is...what do I do for the other goals? Buying new clothes wouldn't be a reward because A) I find awesome clothes at a local church and they're free and B) I'll need new clothes because of the weight loss. A Beauty Night doesn't work because I do that every Sunday due to low self-esteem. Food isn't a big deal because I know it's my previous eating habits that got me to the weight I am today. I don't go out to the movies because I don't have the money for it.

The question is, "What do you do for the girl who does everything?"



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1/21/11 12:31 P

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I rewarded myself when I started out with 25 loss increments. I honestly cannot recall my 25lb reward, but my 50 lb was a red Brighton purse that I had been dying for. It was pricey, and i would never let myself buy it, but when I started my WL process, I started putting $ away each month and set up my reward system in advance to get that purse.

My 75lb reward was a pair of killer stilettos ankle boots. I don't really reward myself anymore, just trying to get to the final goal. At that point, I will probably shop for the best jeans for me, price no issue up to a certain point.

Suggestions (keep in mind, these come from a girly girl): jewelry (I love Brighton, Lucky, Betsey Johnson.. sometimes), a purse, pair of shoes, belt, something that you've longingly looked at and wish you could have or wear. Go skydiving. Take a class.


Motivation will get you to the start line; discipline will get you to the finish.

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CIRCEVERVAIN
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1/21/11 12:26 P

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My rewards are in my signature below. For every 5lbs lost I'd like to buy a little $5 something for myself, but I'm not opposed to pooling the money for some really awesome yarn or knitting needles. I have rewards set for every quarter of my overall goal (a pedicure at the first quarter and a highly self-indulgent 90 minute full-body massage for reaching half way). I haven't yet decided on my milestone rewards for the third quarter and meeting my goal, so I'm completely open to any suggestions you all might have (outside of clothing, perfume, vacations, accessories and exercise equipment).

While I noticed that some have said their rewarding system replaced the previous food rewarding they did that led to their weight problem, I think it's a little different for me. I rarely got anything impractical or self-indulgent for myself because it made me feel guilty for wasting money on nonessential things. Through some trick of mental semantics, the not so good foods I would splurged on wouldn't seem like selfish/impulsive rewards (which is what they really were), but merely eating as a necessity. I now see that that's a bunch of bologna and I really shouldn't be afraid to reward myself for a job well done...just not with food. Did anyone else have that experience?

Edited by: CIRCEVERVAIN at: 1/21/2011 (12:28)
REWARDS:
--Every week that I burn all my cardio calories: A new song for my ipod
--Every 5lbs lost: $5 to spend just on myself
--@ 24.6 lbs lost: Pedicure
--@ 49.2 lbs lost: A 90 minute full body massage
--@ 73.8 lbs lost: TBD (taking suggestions)
--@ 98.4 lbs lost: TBD (taking suggestions)
--Maintaining/Continuing Weight Loss for 3 Months: Begin trying to conceive our first child!!!


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KHELMAN
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for my first 20 pounds i rewarded myself with an ipod



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I'm buying myself a bikini and a little black dress:)

"Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going!"-- Jillian Michaels

"Obsessed is what the lazy call the dedicated."


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KRISTEN_SAYS
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my rewards are always new clothes.

- Kristen
Weight loss blog: fitfoodieblog.wordpress.com/

Happiness is just a step away.


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MARSHASTAR
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My next reward will be a great haircut & color.
I looked through 2000 haircut photos yesterday and found the one I like. It suits my hair style already, so it won't be a drastic ''DO""




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DIAMORROW1
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New clothes of some sort.

Dianne


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As soon as I get off the 15 pounds that I gained, I have a brand new pair of workout shoes waiting for me!

melinda

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Clothes/pedicures/perfume



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I love to read so when I lose my first 15 pounds I am going to buy one emoticon



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BARABOODAN1
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trip to Hawaii

SING WITH YOUR FLUTE AND GIVE THANKS FOR ANOTHER DAY

Blessings
Dan


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BILL60
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Bike stuff.

"Excellence is but for the few."


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PATRICEMB
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Shopping for smaller size clothes!



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Right now, just a pat on the back for the mini goals. For every 5 pounds, I'll reward myself with a gift!

If you choose the behavior, you accept the consequences...Dr. Phil


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PEDAL-PUSHER
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I did rewards for major pounds lost...a nice birthstone ring for 50 pounds and a birthstone bracelet for 100. Goal (140) will be a new tattoo. New clothes as the old ones got to big. I am a Salvation Army shopper, so I always got a big bang for my buck.

Linda ~ Pennsylvania

"Last is just the slowest winner."-C Hr Boyd

“The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” John Bingham

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I have a formula:
I reward myself for every 5 lbs lost AND every time I get into the next lowest 10-lb range, so when I went from the 160s to 150s. I keep the every 5-lb loses for healthy rewards, like a new pair of yoga pants or a new workout video. The 10-lb markers re complete SPOIL ME rewards!



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New pair of jeans if it is a big loss, or a non-fat cappuccino if it is a small loss.
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Give up everything you love, and everything that tastes good = weight loss! Simple as that!

"Eating what stands on one leg (mushrooms and plant foods) is better than eating what stands on two legs (fowl), which is better than eating what stands on four legs (cows, pigs, and other mammals)"....... Chinese proverb
"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."



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CAPECODDOGFISH
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look in the mirror

Bob from Cape Cod





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No food rewards. So far I have given myself a new book and new hairdo. My next reward will be to put
money away in increments for a night at the theater.



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1/16/11 8:59 A

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New clothes or shoes.



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BILL60
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I buy myself bike stuff.

"Excellence is but for the few."


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Item of new and smaller clothing!



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FITFABME
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Hit 15 pound loss today and did nothing too special - but my husband bought an offer for dinner for 2 to a local excellent French restaurant that I intend to use when I hit 25#...something to look forward to!

Go For It - U Can Do It!



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SKINNYMISSKASEY
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I bought myself front row tickets to NKOTBSB concert and meet and greet passes (it's in July and I'll have hit my total goal by then.



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DALEJR_FAN_TINA
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A HUGE smile for a job well done.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL, WE CAN & WILL DO IT!!! Hugzzz, Tina


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For me, feeling better, having more energy, getting off meds, not feeling self-conscious is enough! Woohoo!

"Think of the worst thing you can do, then don't do it."


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Oh yeah, pedicures and manicures are also good rewards. And even a wonderful massage every once in a while - mmm, how lovely.
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A new book to read, clothes, quilting fabric, or something similar.



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New clothes.I allow one outfit.Right now I am changing sizes about every 6 weeks so I don't buy alot of clothes at all.Pedicures and Manicures,new walking shoes for my hobby--walking



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Right now I am rewarding myself with a new outfit for every 20 lbs., but it takes so long to get a reward....I am trying to think of something to reward myself for the smaller successes.

Good news I need to loss 3 ounces to get a new outfit!

Nothing's gonna stop me now.


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MIADOLCEVITA
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A new wardrobe! emoticon

Align with who is supportive of you are trying to be in this world" ~Oprah~


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Guess this is a left-over from when my kids were younger....I love to put colorful stickers on the calendar for the days when I reach my daily goals. For the bigger milestones (5 lbs., 10 lbs.) I sometimes reward myself by scheduling extra time for something I love to do (hiking, fishing) or starting a new craft project.



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I put extra maoney aside for a cruise.

Don't say the world owes you a living..it doesn't..it was here first.


 
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