Do you reward yourself for weight loss successes?

@phyrre (2321)
United States
May 31, 2009 9:54pm CST
I've noticed that a lot of people lately have weight loss goals that they want to see achieved, but a lot of them burn out before they get the chance to get there. They get disappointed in not seeing the results they wanted, too tired to do it, get busy, etc. I recently talked to one of my fitness professors before the semester ended and he suggested setting a goal and having a reward for meeting that goal because I am one of those people that gets disheartened easily. Well, I thought that sounded like a wonderful idea! He was telling me that he writes "good", "excellent", or "bad" on his calendar depending on how well he eats and how much he exercises and every day he hopes to see an "excellent" there. That definitely wasn't enough for me, so I decided to go an alternative route. What he would mark as an "excellent" (eating AND exercising well that day) gets a blue sticker on the calendar that's worth $1 and any "good" (a red sticker for eating well but not exercising enough or a yellow sticker for exercising but not eating well enough) is worth $0.25. Any "bad" days don't get anything. Then when I have enough money from that, I buy myself a little treat! It really gets me motivated. Right now I'm working towards a $25 Sims game that I really want! It might get a little costly, but I make at least $30 a month online, so if I do good every day I can still afford to pay for a treat. :) So do you reward yourself for your weight loss successes? If so, how?
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@khayshenz (1384)
• United States
1 Jun 09
Ahhhh - what a great idea - paying yourself!! Unfortunately, I can't "pay" myself for losing weight because I have no money to pay myself. Hahahahahaha. Anyways, I used to reward myself by running more! =D But I just recovered from a bad case of cold/flu - so I haven't ran for the past two weeks. Will be back in the so-called horse tomorrow. Thank GOD for feet and pavement. Good luck with the weight loss!!
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@phyrre (2321)
• United States
1 Jun 09
Well, that's why I do things online. It's supplemental income, so it goes to whatever I say it goes to. :) Oh boy, an illness of any kind is never fun. I hope you start feeling much better soon and good luck getting back in the swing of running!