When I was on Spark year before last and lost 40 lbs., I set up a "bank" to save up to buy a swimsuit when summer got here. I rewarded myself for weight loss, keeping track of my nutrition every day during that week, I had a certain number of minutes to exercise every week, and a few other things I can't remember.
I decorated the box with photos of swimming suits I liked, and had a great time putting money in there a little at a time. By the end of my 6 months, I had saved over $87.00. Funny thing, I was only starting to look like I was losing weight, still very self-conscious, and never did get that swimming suit. I did get some new clothes, however.
Maybe since this is my first week back, and I have 6 months 'til summer, I'll try that again. Maybe I can even find and dig out the plastic container again with the swimsuit pics. If not, I can always print out more. (P.S. Thanks for the idea, I'm doing it again!!!)
Fitness Minutes: (88,680)
1/8/13 9:48 P
Going back to my "Miss Vicki's"...it was with a gift card my DH got me for Christmas. He says he thinks he made the salesgirl blush. When he told her how much it was for she said: "Lucky girl" to which he replied..."No, lucky me."
Life is a hoot...and it just gets "hootier" every day!
"Faith is taking that first step, even when you can't see the staircase." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.
I used to reward myself with a "treat" (one cookie here and there as long as I wasn't over calories, etc.) WRONG! Now I go look in the mirror after a workout (yes, seriously) and I say (aloud) -- wow, look at you go! You are looking great!" This is working so far :)
Fitness Minutes: (4,820)
1/8/13 1:25 P
I will be going to the Dominican Republic in June if I reach my goal weight. If I work hard and am not far from my goal weight my hubby is going to take me anyways. I also will be buying myself little gifts along the way; magazines, books, make up, or spa day. I am going to try not to reward myself with food, because I am one of those people that once I get the taste back in my mouth it is hard not to cont. to eat that food.
Suck it up and one day you won't have to suck it in!!!
Hebrews 12:11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Life doesn't have a remote, you have to get up and change it yourself.
If it is not challenging you, then it is not changing you.
current weight: 161.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,873)
133 1/8/13 12:16 P
My number one choice to reward myself is carving out time to either be creative or simply indulge in a harmless pleasure. Drawing a picture, reading a book, or watching a movie, or playing a video game, for instance.
Second choice is a carefully planned food splurge. I don't like this one as much, because when I think of a 'reward' food, I usually think of something calorie heavy with little or no redeeming values like my favorite restaurant's risotto with all of that amazing chewy rice, butter, and cheese.
My third choice would be a clothing or cosmetic item. This is a whole other box of worms for me. Between my self-image issues and my desire to 'consume' less and streamline my life into something more minimalist, these types of rewards aren't really looking as much like 'rewards' to me.
current weight: 204.4
Fitness Minutes: (57,409)
1/8/13 6:05 A
That is one of my favourites lol. If I see an item of clothing that I like I try to get smaller before getting it hehe I'm trying to slim down this year before summer so I can buy some summery clothes in a smaller size. Yay!
sometimes with food, a slice of pizza with salad or something like that. if not i buy myself something or have a pampering evening to myself with magazines, a hot bath and some nice products. Or perhaps a new top or dress in a smaller size. There's so many options lol!
Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,873)
133 1/7/13 4:11 P
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