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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sooo, I decided when I started on Spark that I would create a system of rewards to motivate myself. Basically if I do well on all but a maximum of two days during the month, on the 25th I will give myself something. My first reward is coming up soon! Also, this method has really helped me. One of the biggest motivators for me is to be able to go up to the calendar posted on the fridge and cross off the day before if I did well. So far this month I've only gone over on calories once, so as long as I keep it up for five more days I've got it good! This works a lot better for me than doing rewards based on weight loss because my weight fluctuates so much on the scale.

So what should I do for myself?? So many choices. I think I'm going to go to the spa nearby and get a detox body wrap and a Swedish massage. But I really have to work on drinking water if I'm going to do that, and I'm so bad about drinking water! I need to figure out a good system to make myself motivated to drink H2O!
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    Good for you for coming up with a "reward system" that works for you--and for treating yourself so nicely! I have a deep-tissue massage scheduled for myself tomorrow afternoon; I can hardly wait... Drinking water is one of the things I've honestly gotten the best about. Not sure what your work/school/life situation is like, but I work in an office, and as SOON as I get to work in the morning, I fill up my water bottle, and as SOON as it's empty, I refill it--that's my "eight a day," done! Sometimes I drink that much before lunch... It's there and usually pretty unconscious, but it's helped me get away from drinking nearly so much coffee, and I've been as happy about my skin quality (clearness, texture, etc.) as anything else! Do you track your water on the Spark pages? That helped motivate me in the early "drink more water" days. Good luck--and enjoy that spa day!

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