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Goals and Rewards - Does anyone have this problem?

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

I have a problem with incentives. I'm not interested in most of the things suggested as rewards for losing a certain amount of weight.

I am trying to declutter and to reduce spending, so I don't want a purchased item as a reward.

If I genuinely need something, I don't want to hold that need hostage. "Sorry, no bathroom remodel till you lose more weight."

If a friend calls me and needs to talk, I don't want to be saying, "Sorry, I can't talk to you until I lose another 2 pounds. Maybe this time next week."

I do not enjoy massages or mani/pedis.

The incentive and rewards idea makes sense, but I just can't think of suitable rewards. I think it's because I'm in the decluttering, lowering expenses, necessities only zone.

Of course better health is a great reward on its own, but better health is not exactly quantifiable as a reward. "You lost 10 pounds. I will lower your A1C by .2"

If you have a suggestion for something inexpensive that won't be just more clutter, please feel free to make a suggestion here.
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    I have found something for the next small goals. See today's post.
    891 days ago
    I did new workout clothes. It is useful and needed because my old stuff was too big. I understand about clutter though.
    895 days ago
    I also have a problem with finding rewards that produce the desired result - if you find an answer I would be glad to hear - it just might work for me too!!
    897 days ago
    Have you thought of taking in a movie....buying a book, maybe just a day trip some place.
    897 days ago
    I'm not sure if you're into hot baths, but a bath with eucalyptus and peppermint oil is one of the most relaxing things to do after a long day as a reward.
    897 days ago
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