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3/9/18 9:11 A

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2/13/18 3:45 P

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I had a charm bracelet and bought a new charm every time I lost another 5 pounds and that worked great until I lost the bracelet. emoticon

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2/1/18 3:51 A

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I do think that looking in the mirror, etc and all that are great rewards, but I too am of the tangible reward school of weight loss and working out.

New swim goggles and a new gym bag were recent rewards; both of those were for making it to the pool a certain number of times a month. I also like make-up and pedicures as rewards for meeting my goals.

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If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin

Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann


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1/31/18 11:54 A

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OP, I laughed when I saw your second reply because I was also thinking that all the commentary about the weight loss being a reward in and of itself was probably not that helpful to you ;) I do agree that losing weight and getting healthier, in and of itself, is a great reward, but I also one hundred percent motivate myself with more tangible rewards for all milestones. You gotta treat yo' self!

For my initial big goal, I rewarded myself with a tropical beach vacation and some new clothes for the trip. For smaller goals, I like to book massages, which are also great for your health and can help you recuperate from all the physical activity! Clothes are also one of my main rewards and I've also rewarded myself with things like new pillows - basically anything I want and then I just don't let myself buy it until I get to my next goal.



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1/31/18 8:13 A

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None. I believe everyday is a reward that I get through the workout...so I guess working harder and trying different workouts is my reward for myself



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1/30/18 9:56 P

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I got a gel manicure the other day and I feel quite rewarded every time I see my nails. New clothes can be rewarding, too, even just one new piece.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.


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1/30/18 8:59 P



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Being happy with your reflection is a huge reward.

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb


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1/29/18 1:17 A

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i do not reward myself. the exercise is satisfying enough.

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1/26/18 11:39 A

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I'm getting a facial after I drop 10 lb, and a full body scrub after 20. After that rewards will include: new jewelry for a wedding, new clothes, new workout gear, pedicures, etc. Clothing etc will coincide with trips we're planning on taking :)

I had read that someone kept aside canned goods for how much weight they lost and then donated it to a food pantry when they reached a goal- I think that's a really nice reward, too!

Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!

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1/26/18 7:24 A

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I am trying to get inspiration as to what would be a fun reward, that's all. If you don't use rewards there's no need to reply!

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1/25/18 9:10 P



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The first reward I ever gave myself was the star on the calendar. .. One each day I took a walk. So nice to see the calendar full of stars at the end of the month.
Fitting into my smaller clothes was another reward, and then new clothes. Myh final reward when I made weight goal, Was a trip to each coast since I'm landlocked.
Pick something you'd like and make that your goal reward..

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1/25/18 7:12 P

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Relate them to your motivation if they are to have any meaning....
If putting a dollar in a jar towards your next vacation works, or 'waiting to buy' something works for you... then do that.

Personally, my motivation is health related parameters. SEEING my blood pressure drop over time; watching my glucose be in control; charting a slow drop in weight; not having my hip or neck hurt so much... More than enough reward!!
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1/25/18 3:52 P

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Knowing I am improving is reward enough for me.

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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1/25/18 1:28 P

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i have never used rewards other than self praise of my accomplishments. i know that this will not work for others. you want to make sure than it is not a negative effect on what you are trying to accomplish but makes it feel good about yourself.

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1/25/18 5:24 A

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I am trying to come up with ideas for 'rewards' for being consistent with my health goals.

I'd love to hear suggestions!



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