I borrowed an idea from someone else besides the small rewards I give myself from time to time. I have a "spark jar" that for every pound I lose I put in a dollar. When I get to my goal I'm going to use the money for a full spa treatment at Disney World next year. I'm going then for a combination celebration of getting to goal, my youngest daughters 16th birthday and just to go have fun with my oldest daughter, oldest granddaughter and youngest daughter. I've never been there, just Disneyland in Cali
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yes I do give myself small rewards for meeting goals. I have a jar with folded slips of paper in it. Right now there are 5 slips of paper in my jar and when i reach a goal I draw a slip out(always a surprise) as I dont know what I am getting until I open up the folded paper. My goal draws are met when I reach a number on my ticker(345, 330, 315, 300)....this last one was for reaching 330 (which I did with this weigh in at 328) so I will draw a slip of paper out and go get my reward!
Edited by: TEDDYBEARGIRL at: 8/9/2007 (14:04)
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I'm going to give myself rewards for every 25 lbs I lose. My first reward to myself will be at 375 (which I'm approaching fast), and will be a microdermabrasion treatment. I haven't yet decided what the other rewards will be, but I still have time to decide.
Fitness Minutes: (563) Posts: 5,299 8/8/07 6:14 P
Shari: I got an idea from your posting about your reward system.
I am going to start keeping a note on my fitness tracker just like you. I bought an inexpensive pedometer this month, I could afford it finally, and that is helping me keep track of my activity and lack thereof as the case may be.
Please realize that things take time. I had a hard 2 to 3 weeks a couple of weeks ago and gained back a couple of pounds before things started to take hold yet again.
Those who believe they can do something are probably right and so are those who believe they can't.
Yes Heather, I have a reward system set up for exercise though, not for weight loss. I got the idea from my sister who rewarded herself with gold stars whenever she rode her exercise bike many years ago. She just recently lost 25 pounds and is at her goal weight. I don't know if she did the same thing this time to motivate her exercise. Anyway, in order to motivate myself to walk 5x a week, I keep track of my mileage in the the fitness tracker note area and reward myself at 10 miles, 25 miles, 50 miles,... I have a blog entry title "Living Well is the Best Reward" about my reward system and reached my 25 mile goal yesterday (after failing miserably with my food choices for the day). I am planning on walking about 6 miles today. The most I have ever done until now is 4 miles. This really helps me to do something that I REALLY don't want to do, but when I do it I feel good knowing that I treated myself well by getting in the cardio and it works for me. I may set one up for weight loss as well down the road.
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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 787 8/8/07 12:41 P
Every 10 lbs I buy a cheapo piece of jewelry. I have gotten some pretty $10 cocktail rings from Kmart, earrings from various places, too. I specifically try to make it something "pretty" or complimentary and not food related.
Edited by: VITAMINCINDY at: 8/8/2007 (12:41)
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