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Thursday, March 01, 2012

I am the WORST at buying things for myself. For some reason, I am overcome with guilt, and I just can't do it. I've tried, really, but something always stops me.

For example, according to some previous blogs, I have hit some milestones in my weight loss journey that, according, to my own plan, deserved rewards. I wrote them out carefully, and was very happy when I hit those marks.

Except.... when it came time to go and get the rewards, I couldn't do it. I couldn't spend the money, I shouldn't be selfish, etc. etc. And although I have read over and over about the importance of rewarding myself, I wasn't able to go through with it.

Well now I am in the stage of my spark people diet that is insisting I reward myself. After several failed attempts, I knew I needed help this time, so I began to comb the message boards, and came up with a system that I think will work for me:

Every time I work out, I am going to put a dollar in a jar. Just a dollar. That's small enough that even my frugal self can handle it. I will save up, and when I hit a milestone, I will take the money that is ALREADY set aside, and do something nice for myself.

Already, I think it's working. I was going to go take a bath and lounge on the couch... but I want that dollar. So I'm getting off the computer and getting to work!

See ya!
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