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Punishment Time

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

So, we're encouraged to reward ourselves when we do well. A non-food reward of some kind - a treat, some time to ourselves, a new haircut, whatever.

What about when you screw up? When you run a stop sign, sure, you don't give up stopping. When you spill something on the floor you don't dump the cupboards out. This is no time to slack off or give up. But, you get a fine and lose points off your license, or you have to clean up the mess and maybe lose a priviledge as well.

So, I screwed up. Huge. I need an appropriate punishment. Nothing food or exercise related, because its supposed to be lifestyle and thinking of either as a punishment is counterproductive.

I'm thinking dropping a game this weekend, maybe not letting myself read or play Facebook games for a week.

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    Not exercise because exercise is something to enjoy, or at least not hate. A punishment is something to avoid. More exercise is always good.

    I think I have come up with a solution. I put my 10% goal gift away and it will come back when I'm back on track. The new book is shelved (I can't not read, that's like asking me not to breathe), as well, until things are back on track, and no Facebook games.
    2569 days ago
    A week sounds like a long punishment. Does it really fit the crime? Maybe just journal how bad you feel about the situation and learn from it in a more positive way. Just a thought.
    2569 days ago
    walk it off until you forgive yourself and commit to moving forward.
    why shouldn't it be exercise related
    2570 days ago
    Strict but you have a great attitude about it!! I like the idea..... hmmmmmm
    2570 days ago
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