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Old 05-27-2009, 10:17 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Rewards?

Do you plan rewards for yourself at different milestones? For example, I am planning on getting a new haircut whenever I lose 10% of my body weight. I've never been more excited about haircut . Then whenever I get to my goal weight I am going to get a small tattoo. Not sure what I am going to do for my other two mini-goals (probably dance naked in the street when I'm below 200 ).

But, I was curious of others plan rewards like this for your hard work? If so, what are/were they?

250- Lowest weight since having children
230- Class 1 Obese
218- Lowest known adult weight
199- Under 200 lbs
196- Overweight BMI
164- Normal BMI
160- Goal
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:23 AM   #2
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I plan to get a new tattoo when I reach goal as well.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:09 AM   #3
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I've been thinking about getting a new tattoo when I hit goal... and I'll probably get a haircut when I hit the '100 lbs lost' mark. ...I bought myself some bike accessories when I hit '30 lbs.' My next big goal is Onederland but I haven't figured out a reward yet.
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:56 AM   #4
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Each time I hit a mini-goal, I get my hair cut and colored. It keeps me moving in the right direction.

I have some funny rewards planned. Right now I'm a size 16 but when I get down to a 12, I'm going on a non-shopping spree in Lane Bryant. I'm going to go in and try on clothes and celebrate the fact that NOTHING in that store will fit me!

When I get to my next weight goal (about 6.5 lbs. away), I'll be donating all my 'original' clothing but one pair of pants and one pair of shorts which I'm keeping for my 'after' photos. I'm not going to keep all the size 20's and 2x shirts in my closet.

When I hit goal, I'm saving for a big shopping spree. I'll get to go into the store and (hopefully) have things look good on me straight off the rack. It's been so many years since I've been able to do that. I'm going to spend a bunch of money and enjoy doing it!

1st goal- ONEDERLAND! Check!
2nd goal- Less than 194 (a number I've been stuck at before) CHECK!
3rd goal- Reach the 180's- haven't been there since 1999. CHECK!
4th goal- 180 which means hitting the 50 lbs. lost mark! Check!
5th goal- Switching to size goals now more than pounds goals. Goal is to make it to size 12, at whatever weight that happens. CHECK!
6th goal- Size 10! (can't even believe this is possible!)
7th goal- Size 8 and MAINTAIN!
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:33 PM   #5
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I'm only treating myself once I have reached GOAL:

1. A tattoo of 2 little angels - to commemorate a pregnancy I lost and celebrate the birth of my son - I really wanted to do this before but I decided to wait until the weight has been lost
2. Big Shopping Spree in Miami - Clothes shopping is really poor in Barbados - Plus I love FL!
3. Some brand new Camera Equipment - Would love to take up photography.
4. to buy myself a surfboard and learn to use it!

And my 'wish list' on meeting goal:
1. A boob job
2. tummy tuck (just to remove any excess skin)

When temptation calls you, just drop the receiver!
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:44 PM   #6
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I do plan rewards for small milestones, really at each 20lb mark. I keep them written in a journal that only I see. But when I get to goal, my reward will be a shopping spree in NYC. So, I am saving up for it.

The past is over, now let's get it!
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:50 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by bindersbee View Post
Right now I'm a size 16 but when I get down to a 12, I'm going on a non-shopping spree in Lane Bryant. I'm going to go in and try on clothes and celebrate the fact that NOTHING in that store will fit me!
This is brilliant!!
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:05 PM   #8
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All these responses are wonderful!! For me since I just started I just have mini goals, first 5lbs, I bought myself new nail polish, 10lbs a lipstick ect.
I do want a new swimsuit next summer too but this summer I will wear my old one.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:16 PM   #9
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I'll just do a little dance in my living room to celebrate! I don't think I need anything else - reaching my mini-goals is reward enough for me.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:23 PM   #10
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My rewards consist(ed) of mani/pedis, hair cuts, facials, having my kids watched in the evening so DH & I could go out on a date, etc When I hit my goal we are going away for a weekend & I'll be spending the $1000 that I've saved up for new clothes!

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Old 05-28-2009, 06:35 PM   #11
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I decided to reward myself every 5lbs until I get to 30lbs (first mini-goal) to encourage myself to continue. I usually quit before I get that far so this time I am doing little things for myself along the way. When I reached 10lbs lost I bought new trendy running shoes for exercise only. I have already decided to to reward with myself with a few things from Cato's when I get to 50lbs.
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:03 PM   #12
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I've been making them as I hit the previous mini goal. When I started out I knew my first milestone was to get under 300 and when I hit that I was going to go to a running store and get an awesome pair of shoes. Best thing ever! My next mini goal is 275 and I've decided on a new bra for that one. I'll decided on the 250 reward when I get to 275. I can't wait
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:40 PM   #13
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I just pasted 100 days since I started with a 91% success rate (woohoo!), my reward-

My new baby Allegra. At 50lbs lost, I also have a new juicer planned because my current one sounds like a wood chipper and practically vibrates it's self off the counter. When I reach goal, I am planning a new DSLR camera.

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