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Old 02-01-2008, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Had an idea today...

I was thinking that as a reward for each pound I lose I should put aside money. Then once I hit my goal I will have money saved up to spend on all new clothes. I think it will help in two ways, one is that it will be something else that measures my success (as the weight goes down the money goes up). And secondly, I won't have to wait until I have money to get clothes, I will already have it saved. Think I'm going to start now, $5 for every pound. And no touching the money until I hit goal...no matter how long it takes!
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:52 PM   #2
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That's a GREAT idea!!! And boy oh boy are you going to have fun buying those new clothes.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:57 PM   #3
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That is an absolutely FABULOUS idea. And useful too

Good luck. I think I might steal that idea....
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:13 PM   #4
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I love that idea...I may have to steal it myself.
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:13 PM   #5
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I think it's a great idea too, because those clothes are going to cost a bunch!!!

Not last September, but the one before, my MIL made me a proposition.

She offered to give me $100.00 a POUND!!!! I guess I wasn't ready at the time...because I didn't make it past a few pounds. But I was talking to her on the phone the other day and told her I've lost 10 pounds so far
I'm hoping that proposition will magically reappear, but I'm certainly not going to ask!!!
TRYING to leave the batteries out of my scale!!
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Old 02-01-2008, 03:42 PM   #6
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I started out doing that. I did $10 a pound until I got to 199 lbs. and I've been doing $20 a pound ever since. At some point I changed it from a clothes fund to a buy a road bike fund. I've always wanted to ride and thought it would be a great reward to help keep me in shape.

It's been really motivating to watch it pile up. I keep it in an old metal Christmas cookie container; I like the irony of it.

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Old 02-01-2008, 04:50 PM   #7
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That's a great idea. My fiance buys scratch off lottery tickets and mysteriously one will appear on the table for me to scratch after I am done working out. He's not into them, but he gets them for me and it's fun. A little reward after the work out. The money from those goes into the clothes fund as well. I like the paying yourself per pound idea though. I think I will add that.


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Old 02-01-2008, 05:43 PM   #8
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Fantastic idea! Keep it up!
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:56 PM   #9
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I was thinking along the same lines! I actually have a list in my bed side journal of all the rewards I am going to buy myself at each "mini goal" weight. The first 20lbs I am going to go get cool new highlights in my hair, the next 10 I am getting a manicure, I think I have a facial at 50lbs (you can see what floats my boat - the spa!). For my 100lb victory I am planning on getting 2 tattoo's. One that says Believe and the other that says Larsen (my son). I have no idea which body part these are going on. We'll just have to see which one looks the best by that time!
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