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12/21/13 8:23 A
First goal was to lose 30 lbs so I got a pedicure that I was sorely needing.... Second goal will be when I have lost 40 pounds which I hope will be sometime next week ....and I would really like to get a manicure. Third goal is to lose 45 pounds and I already have that taken care of though I can't yet fit into it...a really beautiful shirt I bought at Dillard's -- a little tight right now but I think once I have lost another 10 pounds, it will fit beautifully! After that, it will just be things like fitting into clothes I haven't worn in a long time and being able to do more exercise. When I get to goal however, what I really would like to do is have something done about my neck!
I usually go out for nice dinner.....My Bad....but honest
Fitness Minutes: (18,518)
12/20/13 5:29 P
Well right now I'm just bragging it up (which is fun!) I lost the first 10 lbs of the 50 I had to lose! I might buy myself something small or even just take some time to read or something else enjoyable.
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1 12/19/13 9:55 P
I would buy something i like and have a big meal in a restaurant.Now i want to buy wigs for black women cheap from hairwigsall.com for my friends but i have enough money now.Therefore when i get my compensation at the end of the month,i will purchase it.
Fitness Minutes: (55,809)
2,704 12/19/13 12:46 P
JUNKDRAWER and MARIAJESTRADA- I get the money thing. Try putting a few dollars (you pick the amount) in a jar every week that you're working toward that goal. When you reach it, you have some money to use to splurge. One of the great things about this is that it makes it more tolerable for goals that take longer. The longer it takes, the more money you have to spend.
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2,704 12/19/13 12:44 P
a new wardrobe addition-or a trip to the spa
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12/19/13 10:47 A
Shoes. They are very motivating! I also allow myself to buy something that will help me, or motivate me, to reach the next goal such as a new workout shirt or new running shoes. It's a two fold gift; I bought it, so I feel REALLY guilty if I don't use it and it motivates me to get out there!!
Motivation is a big part of the weight loss puzzle and in my opinion, you can't be successful unless you are motivated!
Fitness Minutes: (53,422)
1,654 12/19/13 9:32 A
JunkDrawer, I'm a bit in the same boat. I moved from weight loss (I lost 30 and plateaued for months, so I needed a new motivator) to fitness minutes, but then I got a severe ankle injury. Now, I'm back to fitness minutes, but my new motivation is to increase my energy, which is my reward. The problem with material rewards is that they depend on $$$, and I enjoy my life most of the time. I guess the longer you do this, the more difficult is to stay motivated. Sometimes looking at old pictures of myself helps keep me motivated.
12/19/13 9:15 A
I'm having a hard time coming up with things that will be motivators for me. In the beginning I had something I had always wanted to do that really did motivate me to get there. As time has gone on, it's getting harder to shed and seems like there isn't really anything that will push me. OR it all costs money that we don't have so it ends up being a discouragement more than encouragement.
But in the past I have done a new excercise video, a date night, new clothing, tea collection. When I lose 80-100 pounds I really want to take a flying lesson, which has always been on my bucket list. I'm planning on saving my mad money as a motivation not to spend it on drive throughs and junk I don't need.
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4,985 12/18/13 2:43 P
The weight loss is the reward. Nothing else needed!
treat myself to a nice hike, or a new book ... I have a book problem :P
Fitness Minutes: (2,018)
12/17/13 10:17 P
I like the mani/pedi and hair idea! I've always wondered how to reward myself for reaching a goal and all I can think of us is food...but maybe I'll get a haircut or visit a spa instead. Do you outline the rewards for each goal or is it spontaneous?
I've been thinking about this lately as I re-embark onto SparkPeople after surgery. Rewards for me have to support the progress I've achieved, and inspire me to reach further. So far, I haven't found anything that actually works for me. I'm too large at this point, and disporportioned after a mastectomy (no foobies allowed) that clothing is no longer as fun as it used to be. Exercise equipment is out because I can't exercise for a while after this surgery -- even walking is a bit iffy - and I have all the equipment I'll need for a while.
Then I fell upon this thread, and read Susank16's post -- I really like the idea of a manicure as a physical reminder to keep going. Manicures always seem such a luxury to me, but what a reward it would be! I think this is going to be my next reward for... hmmm... NOT overdoing it after surgery like i did last time, getting the all clear to go back to work Jan 20 (so a mani to go back to work too!)
REBBLTX I love that idea! I have been shying away from buying clothes because of the whole 'they will be too big soon, hopefully' thing, but that's fantastic. Wish I'd thought of it. :)
12/15/13 5:06 A
I use mini goals and not major goals. That helps me to support a life style change and not a weight goal. So after six weeks or so of eating well and exercising, I might treat myself to a facial or having my nails done. Keeping these regular appointments makes living the lifestyle easier -- they become self-perpetuating in that I really look how I have done with my lifestyle changes every time I go to the nail, hair or facial appointment. It helps me to see a physical representation of the life style change.
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17,080 12/15/13 12:06 A
I usually get a manicure, some clothes, or a movie.
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31,595 12/14/13 11:00 P
I do tend to buy a new piece of clothing to celebrate, but also because I probably need it.
12/14/13 9:36 P
I'm kind of like ETHELMERZ, I don't really do anything or buy anything. Achieving the goal is the fuel that keeps me going to the next one. When I'm at goal weight though, I'm going to Disney. I'm 49 and have never been there. Mostly because I can't fit in the rides. So when I'm at goal, I can ride alllllll the rides
Fitness Minutes: (8,837)
12/14/13 8:00 P
I didn't even think of a celebration, but from now on I am going to celebrate by giving myself a virtual present
Fitness Minutes: (21,255)
12/14/13 6:51 P
Everyone does such cool stuff. I just buy new clothes that fit me :)
I buy little things along the way to keep me motivated. not long ago I bought myself a new workout outfit. I have bought myself a 5 lb . weight plate. I have down loaded some new music to keep my workout moving along. My next goal it to buy myself a 25 lb. weight plate. Will love that for sumo squats and overhead extensions.
Fitness Minutes: (33,834)
12/14/13 4:20 P
My dream is to have a cocoon party with butterfly release Hot pink carpet for me to walk on Loud music and every dancing Food will be cocktail size only And on signature healthy smoothie as my cocktail may pb and chocolate banana martini or something like that Oh and I would have pictures of myself and a video collage and Art of Myself Body painted. ok just some thoughts on my coming out fat to fit celebration lol
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12/14/13 3:18 P
The last time I met a short term goal I rewarded myself by buying a Groupon coupon online for $10 off any purchase of $20 or more at The Body Shop. I picked The Body Shop because it's one place guaranteed NOT to have anything practical or actually necessary. What's the point of treating yourself to a new mop? As it happened, the young lady working in the shop that day (someone with a very bright future in marketing) mesmerized me into spending $78, instead of the $12 I had planned on. But never mind -- I have a whole shelf of nice smelling goodies and my skin is very happy.
12/14/13 2:55 P
It's happened so often after all these years, that I don't celebrate, because I know it won't last too long, reality of the thing. Just keep on plugging along and enjoy the times when it works for awhile.
Fitness Minutes: (10,288)
12/14/13 2:46 P
I buy "new" clothes. Clothes can be expensive, so what I do while I'm losing weight, is to shop at thrift stores. That way, I can re-donate them back once they are too big for me, plus I'm saving money during the weight transition. When I reach my goal weight, I will celebrate and buy new clothes at the department stores.
Fitness Minutes: (132,476)
12/14/13 1:45 P
When I reached my goal weight I wanted to do something special. The day that it happened my hubby and I took our daily walk and I told him that I finally accomplished my goal, he turned to me and gave me a hug and that's all I needed. Now my new goal is maintaining so far three months.
When I reached 30 pounds lost, I bought myself a fancy new $10 BPA free water bottle. It was so cute... it was shaped like a disposable water bottle, pink on bottom, and opened at the mid-way mark so one could easily put ice in it. You don't know this, but water bottles and tupperware are little addictions for me. Hubby has said the words "no more tupperware" a time or two. Anyhoo.. I was leaving with my hands full with the bottle tucked in my arm and adjusted to open the car door... the bottle slid from my arm and shattered onto the driveway. Yes, I was P.O'd but soon came to the realization that it was my 30 pounds lost that mattered and that had not changed. Not saying I won't reward myself from time to time.. but I know it's truly not needed.
12/14/13 9:24 A
for me it's new clothes
Fitness Minutes: (10,227)
12/14/13 8:39 A
I have met a couple short term goals and I am thinking how to congratulate myself.