Rewards for maintenance?????????

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hello everyone!
As part of my journey in weight loss, I would give myself rewards for pounds lost....a new haircut, outfit, etc. Now, that it is going on almost 2 yrs. at goal, I am wondering if I should give myself rewards as time passes.... I know what some of you are thinking....Isn't being at goal reward enough????? I would have thought the same thing during my journey... Yes, being healthy IS reward enough!!!! I LOVE having healthy cholesterol numbers! I LOVE being able to run! I LOVE wearing single digit clothes! I LOVE sharing clothes with my skinny teenage daughters! emoticon Still, just as I believe in challenging myself with non-weight goals...running a half, attempting a sprint tri, etc. I also think I should reward myself at each major milestone along my maintenance journey...Now, the question is...what should it be???? A new outfit, weekend away, etc? I think that I have come up with the perfect thing to reward myself when I hit 2 yrs..... Entrance into a half marathon!!!!!!! My question for you is....what would your reward be????????/ emoticon
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    When I reach my goal weight my reward to myself will be a trip to France. I'm already learning the language in preparation. I think you might enjoy the same type of thing. After all now you have the energy to explore any type of vacation spot you would love to visit. I can just imagine you climbing the steps of a Mexican temple or hiking a mountain trail. The world's out there, give yourself a reward every year and go explore it! Ü
    2346 days ago
    I am planning on getting new workout shoes in a bright color. I think we should reward time milestones in maintenance.

    Enjoy finding your rewards! emoticon
    2818 days ago
    Love shopping . . . but not necessarily buying. It's great fun to just try on. Thrift stores are great . . . so too etsy.com and ebay.com for super finds.
    2818 days ago
    About the clothes shopping... I LOVE IT NOW!!!!!! I have to stop buying clothes..That is a strange thing for me...I never liked shopping before. Thrift stores are my best friends now!!!!!! emoticon
    2829 days ago
    Clothes and nice haircuts and highlights. I used to dread clothes shopping and now I love it! I also find that I take a lot more pride in my appearance now than I did when I was obese and enjoy experimenting with clothes, hair and makeup a whole lot more.
    2829 days ago
    Race entires, new outfits! Great rewards.
    2834 days ago
    Enjoy the reward!
    2835 days ago
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    My reward would be either cycling bib tights or a nice jersey.
    2836 days ago
    Mine would be....a spa day, highlights in my hair, hiring a photographer to do a photo shoot of just me (well...I might let the family join in), or buying a really nice decoration for the house - something that just feels rewarding everytime I walk by it!
    2836 days ago
    I absolutely believe in rewarding yourself for maintaining. I used to reward myself for reaching milestones in weight loss. The problem is the one you have. It doesn't work for the rest of your life.

    I now use behaviors a s a way to reward my growth. I then am rewarding the things I am learning and growing and changing and not some random number on a scale.

    Your race is a great reward or challenge for you depending on what you need to have to feed your happiness.

    2836 days ago
    You absolutely should do rewards for maintaining! After reaching my goal weight, I started putting weight back on and I believe a big part of that was that I no longer set goals for myself. So, having a goal (like maintaining another month or 6 months...) helps and definitely deserves a reward.

    I always struggle to pick rewards for myself, so I can't answer your question yet; but, I will do it.

    I love your HM entry one!
    2836 days ago
    Hmmm, gives me an idea!! I am at the beginning of maintenance so I think I am gonna try this...put 5 dollars away for each week I am at my goal weight. After one year (or maybe 2) I will see what I have accumulated and hit the CAbi outlet store in Livermore OR have a CAbi party and GO TO TOWN!!!! I don't splurge on much, but this is one weakness I have. Thanks for the putting the thought in my little head :)

    I hope when my girl reaches her teens that I can share clothes with her. Dang, she already is close to sharing my shoes (size 7 at 9 years old).
    2836 days ago
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