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12/5/13 7:38 A

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I change my computer wallpaper to the image of a large number (for example 5) for the number of pounds I have lost. It reminds me to keep on track and makes me smile knowing what I've accomplished so far.

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12/4/13 9:55 P

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I bought myself a new pair of exercise shoes that I cannot use until I have lost 10% of my body weight.
I bought myself a new sports bra because my older one does not fit!
I plan on getting my nose pierced once I do lose my first 10%

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10/18/13 11:37 P

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Piercings and tattoos!

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7/17/13 10:26 A

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Shopping, mani/pedi, solo underwear dance party. emoticon

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7/17/13 10:08 A

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I love getting new music to bring motivation to my workouts! New clothes and shoes are also great!

Free ideas - treat myself to an at home mani/pedi, (Finding more me-time sometimes is a reward), read a book, SparkGoodies are great too!

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7/16/13 4:05 P

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I have an obsession with shoes, so when I have accomplished a goal, I will buy myself a new pair of shoes, get a manicure, or even buy myself a new outfit.

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rachel from Vicenza, Italy.


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7/16/13 12:28 P

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buy new music, new fitness clothes, massage

"There are only 2 choices; make progress or make excuses."

"Be Miserable . Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice."

"POW"!!!

Stay Positive!
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7/15/13 6:55 A

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Get my hair done, buy a new outfit, listen to my favourite songs loud and dance along like no one's watching (luckily they aren't ahahaha!)

'With will, one can do anything.' ~ Samuel Smiles


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6/26/13 10:09 A

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Going for a hike, reading a book, calling a friend or family member to chat.

Winners do daily what others do occasionally (Pete Thomas).


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6/24/13 9:45 P

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Get my hair done, Get a massage, buy a new outfit.

ONE HOOP, ONE JUMP, ONE STEP AT A TIME IS ALL IT TAKES TO MELT THE FAT.











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6/24/13 3:31 P

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- new song or book
- Watch a movie I've been wanting to see (I don't have a lot of time for movies...so I have to make time)
- New nail polish color.

When friends tell you how awesome you look, drop the "I still have more to go" crap. You worked hard and you deserve the compliment! ~Jillian Michaels


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6/24/13 2:59 P

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I saw these Weight Loss jars online and I thought they were an interesting concept. Basically, you take two jars. One jar is filled with marbles or buttons representing the amount of weight you want to lose. Then, as you lose weight, you move the marbles from one jar to the next.

Here is a link if you have Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/56646907785736138
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TEACHEROF4TH's Photo TEACHEROF4TH SparkPoints: (118,657)
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6/24/13 9:09 A

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Today my three celebrations center on my three grandchildren who are here for the week! I've planned a week of activities and fun stuff that will give us a great time together.

Debbie

"... he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6

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6/24/13 6:46 A

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Buy some earrings or a book, do a little dance, or wear something pretty that I wouldn't normally wear every day

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6/23/13 9:39 P

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shopping, mani/pedi, spa treatment

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6/23/13 11:57 A

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Spa day, new outfit, new tattoo, weekend getaway.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”
– Aristotle

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6/23/13 5:40 A

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Good morning . Rewards are very important .

If it is something at the gym that I have not been able to do then I will buy me a new song for my workout.
If it is a big physical change like when I found my thigh muscles I buy a new item of clothing ...

If it just something that needs to be noted .. then I get a candle, or new bubble bath nothing big but just something that says something changed

Darlene : Mississippi Central


" If all you have is a Hammer ... You will treat everything as though it were a nail "

" Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen , others make it happen "


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6/23/13 2:14 A

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That's a good point, Josie! I have a limited number of ways to self-soothe without comfort foods, and I want to be able to do it without spending a lot of money. So I scoured the internet for ideas and added a few of my own; hopefully some of them will appeal to you (and to me).

Free:
* Take a bubble bath. (OK, you have to invest in bubbles. But they last a while.)
* Pick flowers and put them somewhere you can look at them.
* Do the DONE GIRL dance!
* Find somewhere pretty to go take a walk.
* Say "no" to something you normally would feel obligated to do.
* Have some alone time for yourself, doing something you enjoy. (I read.)
* Have a picnic, with healthy food, somewhere pretty.
* Get a hug from someone you love.
* Listen to music (good) and sing along at the top of your lungs (better) while making up new and better lyrics (best).

Not free but not expensive:
* Rent a movie.
* Buy a couple of MP3s to listen to.
* Get a cup of coffee from a cafe you like.
* Put $1 in a jar every time you meet a goal. When it gets to $50, treat yourself to something fancy.
* Go on a long drive, nowhere in particular. (Easier if you've got nice scenery nearby.)
* Go to the zoo or a museum -- be a tourist for a day in your own town.
* Take a day off. (This one's free if you have paid vacation, expensive if you don't.)

Maybe expensive, but I want to include it, because some of it appeals to me:
* Manicure or pedicure. Or facial.
* Spa day (whatever that is - it sounds potentially relaxing, though).
* Get some lotion or perfume you really like.
* Get your hair done.

I should also say, I have a list of reward items, spaced 10 pounds apart (so I don't go broke emoticon ). So I already have a reward system for weight loss. But making this list of ideas was super useful for celebrations of other achievements, or just as pick-me-ups instead of treating myself to that ice cream cone...

Edited by: ERRANTMAGPIE at: 6/23/2013 (02:36)

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results"
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6/22/13 7:16 P

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I am horrible at this. The suggestions most people give are either things that don't interest me or cost money (which I don't have much of). Haven't revisted this topic in over a year, though, so definitely going to read the comments. Thanks!

- Josie

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." -M. Gandhi


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6/22/13 3:10 P

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shopping, window shopping, and using the stuff I bought. emoticon

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6/22/13 12:55 P

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Great idea! I never thought about this but:

1. Reading a book - always a great reward.
2. Buying myself some little indulgence - today I bought myself a new pair of sunglasses as a treat for the healthy lifestyle I've been leading over the past 6 weeks. It felt nice!
3. Spending some celebration time with friends - in a non-food environment!

FORMERLY 128SOON


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6/22/13 11:14 A

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One way I celebrate is to really enjoy my workout, especially when I can go up in weight or when I notice that something has gotten just a little bit easier for me.

Another way I celebrate is when I think about food in healthier ways. For example, instead of giving in to a momentary craving for a cookie that is not on my plan for that day or that meal, I'll drink more water or I'll think about what those calories will cost me in my next workout.

Lastly, I like to reward myself with extra time spent on something I really want to do... reading a good book, a new project, etc.

Debbie

"... he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before..."
~anonymous

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." ~John Bingham, runner, speaker, writer

"It's dead-on discipline. Are you gonna do it or not?"
~Rick Mahorn, former NBA player, Detro


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6/22/13 10:58 A

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THAT'S AWESOME!!!!
this is always a hard one for me, cause growing up EVERY celebration centered around food. Now, I try to either buy myself a pair of earrings I've wanted, some new workout gear or something like that. I keep a running list of non food items I want.

If it's amazing, it won't be easy. If it's easy it won't be amazing. If it's worth it you won't give up. If you give up you're not worth it.

"Fear & doubt knocked on the door; Faith & Courage answered &
there was no one there" ~ Jordan Wirzs


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6/22/13 9:27 A

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We need to celebrate every victory on the scale and every non scale victory that moves us toward permanent weight loss.

I discovered I can now get of the floor when flat on my back and stand up! Victory! I celebrated myself by doing it 3x and trying on a pair of pants that I could not zip before. Now they are zipped!!!


God is faithful! He is with me! www.facebook.com/thevictoryoverweigh
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