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Old 09-20-2011, 12:18 AM   #1
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Default Mini-Goal Rewards!!

Hi all!

I'm trying to find a way to motivate myself to lose the remaining 22 pounds until my goal weight! I thought it might be a good idea to reward myself every 2-3 pounds lost with some sort of non-indulgent food item!

However, many of the rewards I can think of are more expensive treats that I want to hold off buying until I meet my goal (new clothes, a new bike, etc.)

I was wondering if you guys had a similar reward system, and if so, what little treats do you give yourself to stay motivated??

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Old 09-20-2011, 12:22 AM   #2
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when i reach my first goal of 209lbs, my house mate and i are going to have dinner at our favourite chinese restaurant... cant hv it now because it is way to unhealthy while trying to shed the kilos/lbs... so keeping it as an incentive
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:28 AM   #3
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The one thing that has been helping me is having fitness based goals too. It makes feel like ive accomplished something regardless of what the scale says. As everyone knows by now, for me, its every time i run i fee proud of how far ive come fitness wise.

This past weekend, i bought myself a coach keychain and an xbox 360 with connect as a reward for two months of running.

My big reward for getting to goal is going to be finally getting my tattoo. Until then, ive been holding off on buying new clothes until i get closer to goal. Maybe at halfway ill reward myself with a new outfit.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:16 AM   #4
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My ultimate reward is going to be a shopping spree! I might be near my goal in February when I'm in America, so I'll no doubt have one then. I've found I really want some clothes now, so I buy them but make sure if I really like them they fit a bit tight so I can fit into them properly one day!

I'm also the same as Jay, I want to get tattooed when I've lost all the weight. I've got a few tattoos in mind, so I'm not sure which one I'll get first!
Taking a break from 3FC, thanks guys!

Goal 1: Halfway point to borderline Overweight/Healthy BMI~ 165 lbs
Goal 2: Weight when I was 17 ~ 159 lbs
Goal 3: Borderline Overweight/Healthy BMI ~ 150 lbs
Goal 4: Lightest weight ever! ~ 148 lbs
Goal 5: Lighter than Boyfriend ~ 145 lbs
Goal 6: Halfway point to Healthy BMI ~ 140 lbs
Final Goal: Midpoint of healthy BMI range (21.6) ~ 130 lbs
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:50 AM   #5
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I have bought perfume, make-up, manicures, pedicures, and hair-cuts for my mini-goals. My goal wait will yield a $300.00 shopping spree.

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Old 09-20-2011, 08:26 AM   #6
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I've been saving between $10 and $20 for every pound I lose...and so in the end I'll have between $1000 and $2000 to reward myself with. I'll be getting an entirely new wardrobe (like shoes, purses, everything...not just clothes), and then hopefully I'll be able to afford the tattoo I want as well.

For mini goals though....I don't really do much. If I'm feeling particularly skinny I'll go get a haircut or go get my nails done or something....if I can afford it. lol

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who really make it in this world are the ones who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, they make them.”

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Old 09-20-2011, 02:25 PM   #7
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I have mini goals at every 15 lb, splitting my weight loss into 4 mini goals (the last one being 20lb), at the end of which I am going on a shopping spree... It is a little useless however, since I dont really remember what my mid goals are... hahaha one I know was a nice necklace that I can wear daily to remind me of my efforts.. but that might not re realistic as my new puppy is always trying to eat my current necklace. and the one that I am coming up on now (not really.. im still 10lb away but the next one) I dont remember what it was, so I might just go for a massage or something.

I will reach my goal by September 12th.
"On this path no effort is wasted, no gain is ever reversed..."
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:34 PM   #8
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When I met my 1st mini goal I bought myself a new outfit and got a massage. I rewarded myself with 2 dresses and a pair of heels when I met my 2nd mini goal. You can reward yourself in any way. For example, pedicure, massages, facials, shoes, etc. Those are alternatives if you don't want to purchase clothes yet.

"Don't look at how far you have to go, look back at how far you have come."
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