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Old 06-04-2014, 01:10 PM   #16  
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Originally Posted by arich View Post
I have been trying to focus on time rewards rather than pounds rewards. for example, if I am on plan for 6 weeks, I get a massage. There is a vacation in there so that is a big reward for me. I also plan to get myself a "way to go" necklace, maybe at 12 weeks. And there will be little "you've hit a rough spot- make it through this week and we go to the movies" rewards along the way. I have always been a really slow loser so this is a way to keep me motivated while focusing on what I can control.
Those are great ideas too! The effort is definitely worth a reward
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:18 AM   #17  
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Originally Posted by GraceRev View Post
I buy a charm or spacer for my Brighton charm bracelet for "big" or milestone losses. It's not as pricey as other companies and each one I pick has meaning to me.
That's a good idea. I like that constant little encouragement that comes from those little charm bracelets. Visual reminder of what has been accomplished.

Originally Posted by emilysc View Post
This is something that I've always struggled with! But lately, my rewards are doing things that I couldn't before. One thing I treated myself to was a pair of snowshoes during the winter. Most snowshoes have a max weight of 250 or so. Once I got below that, I got them and LOVE being able to use them. It's something I always wanted, but couldn't have. I also took a kayaking class a few weekends ago. I was confident I wouldn't sink the boat!! ;-)
Sounds like awesome ideas. I'm looking forward to snowshoeing next winter - I haven't been in over a decade!

Originally Posted by pishposhappelsauce View Post
I don't love the idea of replacing reward eating with reward spending but I think it's important to treat yourself sometimes. My ultimate reward though once I've lost all the weight is to go on a tropical vacation where maybe I'll be able to wear a bikini for the first time ever.
I agree with you, re: reward eating/spending. However, since I'm replacing fast food and wine with pedicures and new lipstick, it is basically a wash budget-wise. Same dime. I love the tropical vacation idea. I'm excited for our next flight - by then I will only need to buy one plane ticket!
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Any time I want something Im not suppose to have I think about going on a trip to Mexico next year , then go and try on clothes that didn't fit a couple of weeks ago.

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Old 06-08-2014, 02:31 AM   #19  
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I've had a really hard time thinking of non food rewards and realized how much I've spent my life rewarding myself or getting rewarded for something with food. But I was thinking about giving myself a $10 gift card for iTunes for every 10 pounds I lose or putting a quarter in a jar that I can use at the end for every day I stay OP. My big reward for the end of this whole thing though is going on a trip to Disney World with my best friend so that's kind of the reward pushing me forward on this.
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