For every pound I loose I've started putting a dollar in a jar. That way when I get to my goal weight I'll have some money already set aside to buy new clothes. Also it is a great motivator to see the jar filling up.
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To motivate myself to excersize and eat within my calorie range each week, I have modified a reward system I found on a message board here. I keep a clear jar on the counter, and a small calendar to highlight days in which I do some kind of excersize. I reward myself with 1 cent each minute I work out. One dollar for each pound I lose. 5 dollars for each 5 pound mark. one dollar per week I eat withing my calorie range all 7 days. ( I allow myself 2 days of per month for TOM)
The money comes from the budgeted amount I have alotted to eat out for lunch each week, as well as the change jar that I have. So it might seem expensive but its really not. Its money I would have spent anyways, but Im putting it towards a bigger goal: my goal- weight reward is a new tattoo.
100% Whole-Wheat Bread about 20 slices per loaf $1.00 a loaf @ Dollar Tree Brown Rice A 2-pound bag costs about $1.99 (on sale) and contains 20 servings. Fresh Bagged Spinach sells for about $1.99 or 66 cents for a 4-cup serving Canned Refried Beans You can buy a 15-ounce can for about $1.25 on sale or about .36 cents per 1/2 cup CannedTuna @ walmart 5 ounces for 75 cents Spaghetti Sauce DelMonte @ Dollar Tree for $1.00 18 Eggs at WALMART $2.48 Barley $1.79/box to add to soups
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