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Rewarding Success

If I keep within my calorie count, I give myself a small reward after posting all my food for the day. I have 30 sugar-free chocolate covered peanuts in a little box I made in my first pottery class (1 for each day of the month). If I've stayed within my calorie range I reward myself with a single peanut. The feeling that I've earned it seems to make it taste wonderful AND I'm proud to watch the pile go down.

- Submitted by HAPPY-ACCIDENTS 10/10/2012 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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MAKE IT ENJOYABLE!

The real power that drives motivation is the "reward" at the end. So if you are working out and not enjoying it, be aware of that and find an activity that makes you smile and you look forward to. Give yourself little goodies for your hard work.
Search new recipes and find alternatives to your favorite dishes. We don't have to suffer ever! You can still eat food that you love and get exercise from activities you enjoy. Life is good!

- Submitted by 1LIFE4ME 9/10/2012 in Motivation | 3 Comments
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Me rewards

Pick 4 days at random from the whole year. Place a sticker on each of those days. Those are the days you will do something JUST FOR YOU! Read a special book, try that tea you've been saving, do nothing as you sit on the patio, try that hot yoga class, go for coffee with someone, pedicure. You don't have to spend money, but spend the time doing something for you.

- Submitted by DABLUECAT 1/4/2012 in Everything Else | 3 Comments
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Celebrate the Tiny Victories

When I started on my journey to lose unwanted and health destroying "retirement weight" I had accumulated, I decided to do it right and enlist some help to "get 'er done"! With a gym membership and a great physical trainer I began to see tiny, yet positive, changes in my body shape and strength. Those were the rewards that I would celebrate! ...no matter how tiny they seemed. Reward came from within and I did not depend on others to validate my progress. Decisions at the journey's start...

- Submitted by RCKITTY1989 9/17/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Vacation Fund

I really enjoy shopping, but have been trying to be more realistic with what I'm buying. So, when I get to the register, I re-evaluate and put back the extra shirt or accessory that I only sort-of liked. As a reward, I take whatever the cost of the item was that I put back and put that into a little jar for vacation. I know I'll be thankful for putting back an over-priced shirt when I'm sitting on the beach during Spring Break!

- Submitted by VANCEY2324 8/9/2011 in Saving Money | 1 Comment
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Cool shower after a workout = MMMMM!

At the risk of sounding disgusting: I'm a late-night exerciser, and it's been common for me to come home after working out and just towel off without showering, and then go to bed. (I'm single, I live alone...who'd know?) However, in this summer heat, I realized that it feels so delicious to come home after exercise and jump in a cool shower! It's like hitting the swimming pool! So now that's one of my rewards after the gym - very motivating! (And much more hygienic.) emoticon

- Submitted by PUFFPASTRY 7/4/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Reward yourself with time!

So many people struggle with having any TIME. Myself included. Working long hours, cooking/cleaning, actually getting sleep, struggling with fitting in exercise... So, my reward and my motivation is... TIME!

If you can do it, take TIME off of work for every 5 lbs you lose! - hopefully you have a supportive environment and can afford to do so. So take a half day or full day the next time you hit a milestone! Reward & regroup - even the company benefits from a healthier, happier, refreshed you!

- Submitted by DKUBICA 6/15/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Eat to lose?

I don't really remember where i heard of this, but if you behave five days out of the week and indulge more on the weekends, it reduces cravings and spikes metabolism. Also, it's a nifty reward for behaving five days out of the week!!

- Submitted by LADYOFTHEEARTH 4/9/2011 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Letting others know...

I have found that letting others know (in life, on Facebook, etc.) has helped me stay motivated. People know I am trying to lose weight so I'm not going to want to go back on my goal! They also congratulate me which is a great reward when I post that I have lost more weight or can't find clothing that fits!
It's a motivating and rewarding way to keep at my goal of losing this weight for good!

- Submitted by T00MUCH2LOSE 1/31/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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reward yourself!

for each 10 lbs. you lose, go buy yourself something or get a massage, anything you like (as long as it's not food). Just pamper yourself!

- Submitted by ALICIAT32 1/12/2011 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Give Yourself Something To Look Forward To!

Find something you LOVE! Something you know you look forward to, that's not an everyday kinda thing... Reward yourself with that!
I LOVE going on vacation in a warm place... I'm gonna reward myself with a vacation next January! Not sure where!
Can't wait to see where I'm at by then! emoticon

- Submitted by RECIPE4ME 1/11/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Special Body Wash

I buy special, extra fresh-smelling body wash that I am only allowed to use after a workout. It's a great daily reward and feels sooooooooooooo great!

- Submitted by GIANTMICROBE 11/16/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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The Latte Factor

You've heard of it...The Latte Factor... it's that 5 bucks (or more) you spend every time you go out for coffee...

- Submitted by CHARITYCYCLIST 11/15/2010 in Saving Money | 3 Comments
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Profound Observation made by Drew Carey!

"Eating junk food is not a reward - it's a punishment!"

I just read that from the back issues of newspapers collected while I was gone. It was in the interview he did for the Parade Magazine the 26th September 2010.

It may not seem like a "secret" but I think it is, for me, because it was something I was secretly hiding from myself. I'd go oink out on some high calorie junk food as a "reward" and then wondered why I felt so bad afterwards! But Drew just blew it out of the water!

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- Submitted by PROVERBS31JULIA 11/3/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Chocolate

Dove Dark Chocolate is the perfect end of the day treat.

If you have cravings (like I do), then reward yourself at the end fo the day with an individually wrapped square of Dove Dark and savour the victory.

- Submitted by 1888MICHELLE 10/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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rewarding myself

instead of rewarding myself with food-- i reward myself by buying make-up or getting my nails done, things that will help me to further enhance myself on my journey instead of self sabotage!!!!

- Submitted by DAKOTA287 10/26/2010 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments
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Sauna/Steam Room

Using the Sauna &/or Steam room at my gym is a reward and motivation for working out. It helps your skin, eases you exercised muscles and helps get the nasty toxins out!

- Submitted by APPLEADAY2010 10/12/2010 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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Feed your chocolate fix

I weigh exactly 10 grams of Hershey's Special Dark Chocolate Chips (20-22 pieces) as a little reward after dinner. I place only one in my mouth at a time & let it melt (no chewing allowed.) It sometimes takes 20 min. to eat them all. Dark chocolate is supposed to be good for the heart, too.

- Submitted by STORMY724 8/2/2010 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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Reward Yourself

I reward myself weekly. On Sundays I allow myself to get a cup of ice cream and a burger (on wheat, not a bun) and I'll buy a new music video or a couple of songs for the next weeks workout. It keeps me wanting to go to the gym to work out.

- Submitted by MCINTYRECB 7/22/2010 in Exercise | 0 Comments
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Pay yourself to workout.

At the beginning of the week, I put $10 in a glass vase in my bathroom counter. I keep it if I exercise 5 times a week; each session must last at least 45 minutes and make me break a sweat. If I don't make my goal, I lose money: I only get to keep $1 for each workout during the week.

- Submitted by GORIANA 7/16/2010 in Motivation | 3 Comments
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Dollar Bills Can Add Up

In order to save a little extra money, I check the serial number $1 bills I receive. If they begin with the first letter of my name(for example, mine is A) I tuck them away and it makes a great rainy day, reward or travel fund.

- Submitted by CUTE213667 6/4/2010 in Saving Money | 2 Comments
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Nice shower gel for the gym

One of the ways I reward myself for going to the gym is by having nice shower gel. At home, I just use some cheap basic stuff. At the gym, I indulge with some Dove stuff that smells nice.

- Submitted by FERNASHES 5/15/2010 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Water, Water Everywhere!

Drinking enough water has always been a challenge for me. So, now I give myself an incentive. My daily rule is no diet soda, tea or flavored beverage until after I have my 64 ozs of water for the day. After I have consumed my 64 ozs of water, I can have any non-caloried beverage I want.

- Submitted by UKTHIRI 5/5/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Reward Yourself

emoticon Don't just reward yourself for the big goal, reward yourself for the small goals that lead up to the big goal.

- Submitted by 12004RILEY 4/29/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Reward Yourself

emoticon Don't just reward yourself for the big goal, reward yourself for the small goals that lead up to the big goal.

- Submitted by 12004RILEY 4/29/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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