Thursday, January 17, 2013

Rewards

I am setting a new reward for myself. When I got back from vacation I actually weighed 228, but spent a few days losing before "officially" starting. I started this journey at 288 and I have always rewarded myself at every 10 lb. lost mark.

I have met my 218 and 208 goals in the past, but since I am moving forward, I decided, why not reward myself at the 218 mark again. Something small and something to look forward to and work towards. So when I reach 218, I get a pedicure! Yay! Normally, I would just get one anyways, so why not work for it?

Do you reward yourself? With what?

12 comments:

  1. I used to reward myself with a cupcake! hahah but now its gotten serious so I dont have "rewards" set up per say, but I have "goals", like by my Bday in march I want to weigh, etc...and then by my brothers graduation i want to weigh...etc...and those days are so important to me for various reasons that that in itself motivates me...ALSO vacations..I am promising myself a trip to the beach to celebrate my weight loss and I want to look hot this summer!! LOL Last summer I started my journey hard core and this summer I want to be very close to goal!! Good luck girl you can do it! Pedicures are great motivation for me too!

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  2. I have been thinking about doing this for every 10 pounds as well. Rewards I have been thinking of are manicure, pedicure, eyebrow wax, facial, hair cut. I guess I could go on and on LOL!!

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  3. I am trying to think of a reasonable reward for myself (non-food) for my 5-lb losses. I just can't decide what the rewards should be. I would love, love, love a pedicure! But that's not reasonable for every 5 lbs in a one-income household with 4 kids. Too expensive. Usually a Mother's Day gift. haha But I think this is a great idea, Alissa. We are women, and I think we just naturally love a reward, a thank you, a pat on the back for a job well done. :)

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  4. I reward myself with little things - When I reach 180 I get to take myself to Victoria Secret and get measured for a new bra and buy one. I need to be measured but I needed to set a goal so I would get there to do it.

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  5. Hi there. New to your blog
    Im on a weightloss journey as well.
    I have always rewarded myself with food. Obvsly thats not great ;)

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  6. Yes, I do reward myself for every 5 pounds lost. Well, that's the plan anyway. Haven't lost the first 5 pounds yet...but I'll get there! I think it's a great motivator!

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  7. I love your blog! I hope you don't mind if I like it...I am trying to make a list of inspirational blogs :) I have a site at www.marydillman.com and blog at http://marydillman.com/blogengine1/ - starting my week 4 on WW.

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  8. I don't have a reward system in place, but was thinking....there are some really cute "knockoff pandora" bracelets at Michaels, maybe for every 5 lbs I lose, I'll buy a bead. Have a great Thursday Alissa.

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  9. I don't reward myself for pounds lost but I do not hesitate to buy myself a new outfit for an occasion, especially if I have been seeing consistent losses. It helps motivate me to keep going because I always want to one up my last new outfit.

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  10. I tend to reward myself with little treats. I'll spend a little extra on yarn for a new project or maybe new shoes. Or sometimes it's enough to go brag on my blog :) but whatever keeps you motivated, and a pedicure sounds so nice!

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  11. I don't reward myself too often, but I went for a pedicure when I hit 50 lbs lost.

    If it motivates you to work hard, then go for it!! Unfortunately, I just don't always think about the prize before the instant gratification...I'm working on that. :)

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