The scale is my biggest downfall. I am trying not to weigh myself until my pants fall off (literally!!) so maybe I will have to reward myself for every 5000 calories burned or so many days of healthy eating in a row.
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I reward myself with little things just for me. Like a great bubble bath with a glass of wine and no kids to bother me for just an hour. Things that make me feel pretty like pedicures, a new hair style, new workout clothes, stuff like that. As my husband reaches his goals he gets stuff for his paintball gun, ammo for his real guns, man stuff.
Jodi 19 Pounds left to go to meet my weight loss goal. Hurray!!! :))))) I can do this!! I can do this!! I know that you can too!!!
I give myself rewards every time I loose 5 pounds. The rewards are anything from pedicures, massages, a new outfit, new workout video or piece of equipment, or if I don't want to spend money then I make a special meal and/or take a nice long relaxing bath with the nice bath salts.
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Sometimes it takes me a long time to decide what I really want, but then once I make that decision, it's hard to change my mind. When it comes to my health,my tactics are more of the "what are a few things that I can do everyday that will make a difference in my health in the long run?" My household has always been super active so I think that was my way of grabbing a little time (and good habits) for myself when there were no big chunks of time.
"We do not plan to fail; we fail to plan."
current weight: 164.0
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When I quit smoking over 15 years ago (yay for me!) I put money in a jar everytime I would have bought another pack. I kept putting money in that jar until I paid for a piano I wanted to buy for our family.
I think there is a sparkarticle on this topic. I want to reward myself with ionithermie but that's expensive. Sometimes a reward can include fitness like taking yourself to a new park or a new venue for exercise.
Taking time for myself seems to be one of the rewards I like the best -- no splitting attention with what I want to do with all the "have to's" becasue I've earned the reward time. That can be preening, reading, surfing the web, whatever floats my boat at that point in time.
"Do or do not. There is no try" Yoda
New Year's Day 2012 "Do I look disgusting? - Hubby's answer: You look like you'be been exercising. There's nothing disgusting about exercising."
how about a special outing such as a festival, or sporting event. i know they all have food but i love them and we try to make the healthiest choices at the food booths. going swimming or for walks in the snow complete with a snow ball fight are fun also. many librarys and schools have movies or wii events that are not connected to food.
as for personal ones, try a massage or pedicure for yourself. a new hair style. a book, new makeup, yoga class. i am currently going to a bridge class as a reward. look in your fri entertainment section of the local paper for tons of ideas for free and very cheap ways to have fun for yourself and your family a family game night is good to get every one in the family to connecting to each other again and you can control the snacks and make healthy versions of old favorites good luck to you
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