The one big treat will be a YMCA yearly pass or a trip to Boston if I am well enough to go. Along the way I've planned smaller treats: some are passive as I am not allowed to exercise: books, a movie (with treats packed from home), a massage...some are active like trips to the local waterfalls We are planning a medium-sized treat: digital camera to take pics of my family and me and as an incentive to get up and go to local cool places
Little treats for being consistent in drinking my water or tracking my food for a week - like a new book or a quiet hour to myself when I "should" be doing something else. Big treat - new shoes - day off work- when I achieve a weight goal.
Money: I have started saving a dollar per day since started my new life. I should have enough for a good little vacation by my ultimate goal 5/02/11. It's my big treat money.
Food Related: I always allow for two treats a day. It's a good thing because I mostly eat one but don't feel if I eat, too. I feel like my willpower is growing because although I can have it, I rarely eat the second one.
my big treat is a trip to california in september. and the clothes ill be buying before that trip! and my little treat, if i do good all day and eat right and work out i get to eat an ice cream sandwich. i just got a box of skinny cow from costco. they are good! and not to sinful!
current weight: 150.0
Fitness Minutes: (22,042) Posts: 521 6/21/10 4:31 P
Good for you!!! I think it's the most wonderful thing in the world when middle-agers go back and get their degrees. I went back as a single mom to finish my BA, and I am hoping soon to work on my Masters. Biggest thing is, I have a hard time deciding exactly which area to focus on.
I'm also having to learn how to treat myself without using food as the reward. Am coming up with some ideas. Hubby says he'll learn ballroom dancing with me if I can lose my weight. (Realizing now we never talked about how MUCH weight, so I'll be setting a goal for that with him this evening.) Anyway . . . I need some smaller ones for along the way. Thanks for getting me jumpstarted!
. . . [s]he is a new creature. Old things are passed away; behold, all things are new! II Cor. 5:17
Pounds lost: 46.0
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My big treat will be to go back and get my Masters degree WHEN (not IF) I am in better health.
I just graduated May 8 with my BA in MIS. It took me five years, while working a more than full time job, having 6 months of chemo, sharing care for my dad who died of Alzheimers in the middle, getting married...well, you get it. In spite of...or because of LIFE, I completed a personal goal (at the age of 53) to get my BA.
However, these years have taken a toll on my health. WHEN I get into better health, I am going back for my MASTERS.
Small treats - I am trying to figure them out, what will be my go to's instead of food? How do I celebrate without food? Maybe one treat will be to get a Wii Fit when I get under 250...so then I will weigh under the limit for the balance board! Another idea will be to set the goal weight for when I go take a lesson so that I can drive a 16-wheeler (one of the crazy items on my "bucket list"). Maybe a massage every 25 pounds...or every 30 days I stay on program? Hmmm...now I'm thinking!
"When given a choice between two evils, I always pick the one I haven't done before." Mae West
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