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2/6/09 11:58 A

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This is a great idea! This is why I added this to February's challenge! You have to give yourself incentives! We should reward ourselves for great jobs! So, go for it!

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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2/4/09 11:54 P

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That's awesome, it's good to reward yourself every now and then!! Helps to keep you motivated. Dh and I agreed that once I lose my motivation/hit a plateau, that we'll go away for a night every 5lbs I lose (I only have 30 to lose right now and am still really gungho, lol). Good luck in reaching your goals!!

"The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged."
--Mary Ann Herman-Bogle


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1/30/09 6:52 P

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I agree - this sounds like a great idea!

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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1/30/09 8:34 A

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Sounds like a good plan! My husband is giving me $100.00 to go shopping when I reach goal weight. Not much but it's what we can do. I get money every month and I'm gonna start saving that so I'll have more!
patty

I already have, I already am because of Jesus!!!



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1/30/09 1:18 A

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I heard that it was good to reward yourself for the little steps that you accomplish on your path to the bigger steps.

So I started a little reward system. For all of the little things, like drinking 8 cups of water or hitting the treadmill for half an hour or eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, I give myself $0.25. For the ones that are more difficult, like going without diet soda (one of my serious problems) I give myself $1.00. I keep track of all the money that I've gained by accomplishing these things and on my payday, I give it to a good friend of mine who puts it in a jar, just so I can't break into it on those days that I just don't feel like going to the bank. And when I reach my goal weight, she's going to give me the jar, and I will get to take all of that money and spend it on myself. I don't know what I'm going to do with it, because I don't know how much will be in there, but it gives me some motivation to keep working on all of those little things that lead to the bigger one.

Does anyone else reward themselves for those, are just the big accomplishments?

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
- Maria Robinson


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