I think the idea of behavioural psychology has merit, but I'm not sure about your reward system. It may work for you, since it's feeding your interests, but it sounds like it might get a bit complex in the long-term, and will be harder to stick to over time.
I wonder if you're a bit like me in that you need a lot of variety in your plan to keep you interested.
Here's what works for me.
I am a creature of habit, but I also get bored easily and need variety. So...I get up in the morning to work out at the same time every day, but I change my workout every 4 to 6 weeks and build in some sort of challenge involving the workout. Right now I'm working on 30-Days-In-A-Row-Of-Pilates. The last one was Jillian-Michaels-No-More-Trouble-Zones-Workout-5-Days-A-Week-For-4-Weeks. You get the idea. Easily bored as I am, I can stick with whatever-it-is for a month. When I'm about a week away from finishing, I pick a new thing so that I have continuity.
Same thing with diet. I'm a creature of habit, so I cook in large batches and do all food prep for the week on the weekends. But I need variety, so one week it's pork (main meal, then pork salad, pork soup, etc. until it's gone), then beef, then some sort of seafood. Salad greens and accessories chopped and ready, vegetables chopped, cleaned, prepped and ready. So, when it's time to make dinner I can just poke around in the fridge and throw something together quickly. My family doesn't complain that we're eating the same thing every night (even though we are, it just looks different).
| Pounds lost: 13.0