I have set up small challenges with a friend of mine who wants to loose weight as well. It's fun to try and compete with her in the challenges and we decided to reward ourselves at the end. It's a great motivator and makes me be accountable.
Our favorite part of this challenge is the fact that we put one dollar in a jar if we miss our goals...the money can be used towards our rewards in the end.
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Start a biggest loser competition at work. Have an entry fee for extra motivation (winner takes all the cash).The competition will push you forward, you will collectively adopt healthier habits (e.g. working out together, eating healthier meals, etc.) & you will also gain an instant support network.
... Competition ... after joining & loving SparkPeople (after a long absence) I am back & working hard to accomplish daily goals ... I am not always the most motivated so I found a way to challenge myself, get the healthy competition I thrive on & help people ... I joined the Pound for Pound Challenge (from The Biggest Loser, www.biggestloser.com) & for every pound I lose they donate a pound of food to a food bank of my choice! I joined a Division group from work, so far there are three of us!
Feeding America teams with the Biggest Loser & local food banks across the US to feed those in need .... www.biggestloser.com for more info or to help!
Sometimes loosing weight with someone else and having a friendly competition can be helpful.
For myself, I find that if I have a weight loss buddy who likes a little fun, friendly competition, it can go a long way in assisting me to reach my goals. When I want to give, knowing that I am trying to beat someone's weigh in, keeps me motivated and dedicated to the goals I have set.
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