100 lb. Club - What is your reward?

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02-13-2009, 10:14 AM
Back in the day and through my many attempts at weith loss, my goal rewards were always "food" related. When I lose 20lbs I am going to the Melting Pot, when I lose 50 I am going to the .....you get my drift. So this time, food is not an option and not a goal. Back in early Jan. I went through my many buckets of clothing (size 12-24) and on the outside of them I wrote...265, 250, 235...etc. I am pretty sure I know what will fit and will not. Well I hit 275 this morning and that means I am 10lbs away from opening the first box, which probaly contains 5-8 outfits. I am SO EXCITED and working so hard to get to there.

The other night I was on ebay and was looking for a pair of "seven" jeans. I have always wanted a pair but refuse to spend that much money to make my a#% stand out more! LOL Well I took the plunge, bought a pair in size 20 and they came yesterday! Well they are a bit snug, but they did zipper up. I closed my eyes and carefully put them in the 265 box. Now I am busting my hump to open the box once again.....10 MORE POUNDS TO GO, I wanna wear my Sevens!!!!:carrot:

So tell me what are you doing to encourage yourself and remain motivated? We all deserve rewards!

02-13-2009, 10:33 AM
I think clothes are a great way to reward yourself. Its a big accomplishment to go down a size! Food is definetely the wrong way to go ;) I mean its so counter productive. when i get to Onederland i am going to splurge on a new hair cut and highlights. The cut is no big thing, but i never spend a lot of money on my hair, so the highlights are going to be the big reward. plus, of course..... new clothes. ( i am shrinking out of my clothes pretty quickly these days) yey!
congrats on getting to 275, you'll be wearing those "sevens" in no time :)

02-13-2009, 11:02 AM
The reward for when I reach my Biggest Loser Challenge goal is buying a blue BL t-shirt! I am pretty close to getting it too!

Beyond that, I don't know. I'm taking this journey one step at a time!

02-13-2009, 11:05 AM
If I ever hit 150, the day I see that number on the scale I'm ordering myself a pair of Ugg boots, real ones. Although, with as long as I've just hung out at my present weight, they could be out of style by then!

02-13-2009, 11:13 AM
When I lose my first 20lbs the shoes on the left are mine!! Dh thinks I dont need more shoes I dont wear LOL

02-13-2009, 11:25 AM
I think this is my first time posting in this forum, so I'll start by saying hello! I kind of browse all forums but the 100 Pound Club seems to be the most active and interesting right now, so I like it here.

I have a spreadsheet where I'm tracking my weight loss, goals, etc. One tab lists my rewards, and the first one on the list is an mp3 player. I must be one of the few people on the planet who don't have one, LOL. Anyway, I have 1 pound to go before I buy it--it's a little red one that is so cute! Other ideas on the list are: new handbag (I'm a purse 'ho), fabric (I'm also a quilter), fancy bra, and a new sewing machine. That last one is a huge reward so that one I will probably save for goal. And once I start shrinking out of my clothes, then I'll have new clothes as a reward, too.

Luvbean, your story about the boxes of clothes is inspiring and I know you'll be in them soon. I have kind of a funny little story about when I saved a pair of jeans. A few years ago, I lost 30 pounds. I had a special pair of jeans that I was waiting to be able to get into, zip up, etc. Finally the day came and they slipped on and zipped easily. But......they were so old that they were horribly out of style! The waist was way up past my belly button and the legs were tightly tapered. I must have saved them from the 80's! They looked so funny that I took them to work and tried them on for a co-worker and we laughed until we cried. I had no idea I had saved them from that long ago! This time around, I have a pair that I am using as inspiration but they're only a couple years old, I promise.

02-13-2009, 11:27 AM
Every time I hit a goal I reward myself with a non-food item....like new pair of shoes, new clothes, manicure, pedicure, massage, facials ;) When I am maintaining my goal of 150 for a while then my biggest reward is probably going to be getting some saggy skin removed.

When I get to my goal, my husband and I are going on a weekend getaway...we haven't really been by ourselves in a very, very long time!

I have lots of rewards lol

02-13-2009, 11:36 AM
I definitely use this to motivate myself.

My big reward is to get my hair permanently straightened and that costs $350 but it lasts for a year according to the woman at the salon I go to who does it.

Other small goals are definitely buying myself clothes- when I started this weight loss I went out and bought a few workout outfits that made me feel good. :D I plan to buy new jeans when I go past a size 16 (I don't have anything smaller than a 16 right now).

02-13-2009, 11:39 AM
I'm going to use rewards that help me look better. When I reach my current mini-goal, I'm going to buy a teeth whitening kit. Other rewards include the mani/pedi, hair cuts (I'm also considering highlights for the first time; possibly a spring or summer reward), new clothes and new makeup.

02-13-2009, 11:41 AM
well I have a few goals.

1) Have my wedding rings resized. I've told myself that I want to at least be 170 (preferably 160) before I get them resized even though the resizing is free through my jeweler. Until then, the rings sit in my safe.

2) Go rock climbing. Again I want to be around 170/180 before I take a rock climbing class.

02-13-2009, 11:55 AM
When I hit my 10% goal this time, I bought my Wii and Wii Fit. When I hit a "normal" weight, my goal is to get a new custom horseback riding suit which will cost about $2500. Should have plenty of time to save up!

Thighs Be Gone
02-13-2009, 12:02 PM
Clothes are my reward too. I am huge thrift store shopper though. I know it's gross or whatever to some but I have an awesome thrift store and am easily able to find Anne Taylor, Banana Republic, Express, Lucky blouses, and more there in my size. I went yesterday and spent 31 dollars. LOL!

I also will engage in guilty indulgences like watching a double feature on TV or talking on the phone way too long when I should be doing something else. :)

02-13-2009, 12:16 PM
I had to laugh about the rock climbing. I had given that a thought as a goal weight outing. I also plan to buy a nice classic suit at Talbot's (size 12, I think). I have been doing most of my shopping lately in consignment stores, but it will be nice to have a wide selection to choose something that should fit for some time to come.

02-13-2009, 12:26 PM
I don't have any set rewards planned... however, I think I will feel rewarded when I am able to wear clothes again from "the other side" of my closet. ;)

Today I am comfortably wearing some blue jeans that were painfully tight a couple weeks ago... and a lace, empire-waist top that I haven't worn in several months.

02-13-2009, 12:36 PM
Ive gone the mani peddi route and facial when I hit my goal i got a new MP3 and when I keep my weight off and May comes around I am going to hire a Cleaning Service to Spring Clean my House:carrot::carrot::carrot:

02-13-2009, 01:02 PM
I've done so very many extravagant things along the way that now that I'm nearing goal I don't really have any grand plans or material desires left. The rewards, very big and very small definitely helped to keep me on track and upbeat.

I have a few fitness rewards in mind. Riding the MS-150 and doing endless pull ups. That would be infinitely rewarding to me!

Boobs too. I'm getting some good tatas for Christmas. :)

02-13-2009, 03:10 PM
Boobs too. I'm getting some good tatas for Christmas. :)
I keep telling my hubby I want to pump my boobs back up, they have deflated with the weight loss. I'm a big chicken though, so I doubt I'll do it. I'm right there with ya though, I miss my big tatas!
My rewards have been clothes and jewelry. and more clothes!

02-13-2009, 03:14 PM
The first reward, when I've lost 10 kg, is a massage. The reward when I reach goal is my trip to Melbourne. In between I'm not sure. I know there's going to be a bottle of expensive perfume, but I haven't figured out which perfume yet. There'll be another couple of rewards as well, but they definitely won't be food related.

02-13-2009, 07:17 PM
This threa'ds a good reminder to set some rewards - I'd forgotten to do that. Although at the minute (only 10 days in) I'm on a smug-high and just logging calories and weight into DietPower is a real buzz, I should remember that won't last.

I love the idea of the boxes of clothes, I think I'll do that tomorrow. Currently I have two rather sad black dustbin bags of crumpled, no-fit clothes, I'll sort them into weights. I can imagine they treat of opening the boxes.

In the meantime, I'm going to day-dream about some non-food treats I could have, maybe soon!

02-13-2009, 07:51 PM
that is such an awesome idea .. i should do something like that .. i was the same as you and always rewarded with food .. but once i ate that reward i was so off track and out of focus that i always ended up off plan by the next week .. i should start doing like you did get some boxes and put the weight i need to be to fit in them. i think for it to work better for me i would actually buy a new outfit to put in each box that would make me want to work even harder at this ..

02-13-2009, 08:02 PM
My first reward was for 30 lbs lost and it was a pair of inline roller skates (exercise!) My 40 lb loss will be a fancy schmancy pedometer/calorie counter with tracking software and I'm unsure of what my big 50 lb goal is going to be, but whatever it is, BF IS PAYING FOR IT! *L* ;)

02-13-2009, 08:13 PM
well I have a few things linedd up.....I am not rewarding myself for pounds lost so much as weeks that I stayed on plan...THAT I can control. in 2 more weeks I am getting a totally new hairstyle and revamping the color. my next one after that will be a mani-ped.

my biggest reward (prepare to groan) is going to be a healthy normal sized body. there I said it.

one thing I am really looking forward to is being able to eat AND enjoy a meal....even an indulgent one....without GUILT and SELF RECRIMINATION. it seems like I don't even enjoy food anymore because I am always beating myself up for it. even if I don't....I pay for it later with too tight clothes and ...well you all know the drill.

I just wanna eat in peace! even if I have to watch my weight for the rest of my life...at least I won't feel bad for eating after I have been at goal for a while.

02-14-2009, 11:55 AM
Remember those Italin charms? My buddy and I each ware one our first charm says 2009 it our cammentment that we will make this year ours and at every 5% of body mass gone we will add a new charm I have 5 more lbs to go to get my first Goal chram!!

02-14-2009, 02:21 PM
Luvbean! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your reward system. It's awesome. You WILL be in those Seven's very very soon!

I like the idea of rewards. Tonight in honour of 75 lbs lost my hubby and I are going to go see Slumdog Millionaire. I AM having popcorn but I've allotted for it in my daily calorie goal so I'm good.

When I reach 100 lbs lost, my mom, grandma and hubby are all giving me $100 each. And I am taking that and putting towards my puppy that I am getting at the beginning of april! So my show quality rough collie pup (to the tune of $1000) is my 100 lbs lost reward ;) Go big or go home right? lol!

02-14-2009, 03:07 PM
Clothes definitely clothes. :)

02-18-2009, 02:45 PM
one thing I am really looking forward to is being able to eat AND enjoy a meal....even an indulgent one....without GUILT and SELF RECRIMINATION. it seems like I don't even enjoy food anymore because I am always beating myself up for it. even if I don't....I pay for it later with too tight clothes and ...well you all know the drill.

I just wanna eat in peace! even if I have to watch my weight for the rest of my life...at least I won't feel bad for eating after I have been at goal for a while.

I agree- last weekend I had some nachos and I felt so guilty about eating them that I didn't enjoy them and threw out half of it! My hubby got them for me cuz he got popcorn and he acts like if he's eating I should eat- but lucky HIM he can eat a cow and be fine- that man probably eats like 2500+ calories a day and doesn't gain- grr.:mad:

02-18-2009, 04:15 PM
I bought a pair of running shoes when I lost 25 pounds. When I hit goal, I'll probably buy a dress in single digit sizes and get a pedicure!

02-18-2009, 08:18 PM
I'm also into the rewards for staying on plan. I think it is a great idea, especially for when things are going slow on the scales. I've got some little things planned out. Mostly buying some music on iTunes, since I'm not into the mani/pedi/hair stuff. But I've decided that for my big reward I'm going to Surfing Camp!


02-18-2009, 08:23 PM
Clothes/shoes are my reward for when I lose 10. Then tattoos when I lose 50 I am getting 2 pansies on my wrists and when I reach my big goal I am getting a full back tattoo and a $1,000 shopping spree at Target.