Each time you consciously say "no" to something that goes against your weight-loss goal, reward yourself by dropping a nickle or dime into a jar. Use this sacrifice money to splurge on something you've been wanting. Then begin the again. You will 'gain' in the right way!
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I picked up a couple of little jars at the dollar store along with some decrative glass beads. I labeled one jar with - pounds to lose and the other jar with - pounds lost. I filled the first jar with as many beads as pounds I need to lose. Now whenever I lose a pound I move a bead into the pounds lost jar. I sit the jars on my bathroom counter and it is really motivating to want to fill up my pounds lost jar!
When I use a coupon, I put the face value of the coupon in 2 different jars. Sometimes, when I use a lot of coupons, I have to "save up" my change to put it in the jars. I then use the one jar money for Christmas gifts, and put the other change jar money in the bank. A little adds up!!
I keep two jars on my kitchen window sill - one labelled "TO GO" and the other "LOST". The "to go" jar contains marbles with the number of kilos I have to go to reach my goal weight, and the other has marbles signifying the kilos I have lost. It is motivating to see one jar decrease as the other increases - and I see it everytime I go into the kitchen.
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