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July 31, 2011 6:55 PM
I've decided to implement a reward system for myself for losing weight, I have a few ideas, but I'd like to see what you guys can think of! Does anyone else do a reward system? If so, has it worked?
Some of my ideas:
- curling iron
- makeup
- purse
- teeth whitening
- perfume
- massage
- clothes (the last one, of course)
July 31, 2011 6:58 PM
July 31, 2011 6:58 PM
Mine is a drivers' licence/passport photo update and half way.
July 31, 2011 7:00 PM
I'm also a big fan of the mani-pedi, or try a facial. New shoes perhaps?
July 31, 2011 7:00 PM
For keeping on track and working out regularly, I would download new music for my ipod. For weight loss, I bought new workout clothes and shoes - that was for each 25 pounds. When I lost 100, I bought myself a new grill since mine was falling apart.
July 31, 2011 7:01 PM
A massage :)
Trail ride in the mountains
July 31, 2011 7:01 PM
For me -
Mani & Pedi
Horse trek
New hairstyle & colour
A kindle
Shoes, Shoes & more shoes :)
Also for the mini goals some nice bath stuff, moistourises, body washes
July 31, 2011 7:02 PM
I have been buying a little cutesy inexpensive charm for my bracelet every 5 lbs Iost...that way I am giving myself something plus I get to be reminded of WHY every time I wear the bracelet.
July 31, 2011 7:02 PM
My 20 pound goal reward is brand new makeup. I am going to get the works: eyeshadow, mascara, eye liner, lipstick, etc. I have avoided makeup because I didn't want people to notice me, but once I hit that 20, that will be a HUGE success for me and I want to celebrate it with the world!!!
July 31, 2011 7:03 PM
Mani, pedi
new clothes
NEW SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Spray tan
New makeup
July 31, 2011 7:03 PM
For me it is just looking in the mirror and actually liking what I see. No material reward could ever beat that!
July 31, 2011 7:03 PM
A vacation (a real one)
Dinner at your favorite restaurant
a make-over
a weekend trip
Do you have hobbies? Have you been wanting anything for them that you have been putting off?
A special outfit--for me, it would be a new hockey sweater
Tickets to a concert/activity you really want to go to.
July 31, 2011 7:04 PM
I bought myself a massage/facial deal from groupon for when I lose 25 lbs. I'm 1lb away and made my appts.

new book
make up
bath and body stuff
new bras!!!!
new undies

I think it's fun to get treats for ourselves for working so hard, and important, too.
July 31, 2011 7:05 PM
I do. Here's some of the ideas I have.

- Makeup
- Nail polish
- $20 to spend at Goodwill/ Thrift Store
- Shoes
- work out clothes
- Movie night with my hubby
- Something I want for the house
- Hair product
- Cheap Jewelry

When I hit big goals I plan on getting new outfits, Fancy (healthy) dinner out, ultimately a new wardrobe.
July 31, 2011 7:06 PM
Time doing nothing productive.
New hair style.
Watch trashy, meaningless TV.
Send yourself flowers.
Take a day off from work.
July 31, 2011 7:06 PM
The ones I've already got (go me!!) for reaching minigoals are a HRM and a new scale for bathroom and kitchen.

The ones I'm aiming for now are: kindle, new runners, manicure, and the two big ones - a cruise and a new wardrobe full of clothes.
July 31, 2011 7:08 PM
A professional photo shoot session (major goal).
A kitten or puppy (major goal).
A really good coffee from a fancy cafe (minor progress).
A sum of money that you get to give to your choice of charity instead of spending on bills and ordinary things (e.g. "if I don't stick to my diet this week, I'm depriving the local pet shelter of $10"!)
Edited by significance On July 31, 2011 7:09 PM
July 31, 2011 7:10 PM
I'd been thinking I might ask for an anniversary trip to vegas but then I realize that I'm not gonna want to buy a cute new dress to go out in or anything because I'll want to wait until i'm close enough to my goal weight to buy a dress in that size. So maybe a birthday trip.

But the satisfaction of looking LESS fat is immeasurable, not to mention all the NSVs - I look forward to planking for a minute straight (did 35 seconds yesterday) and doing a real vertical pull up without the machine helping me, and today when I was in the gym I noticed the line of my back looks pretty good from the side so if I can just lose that pudge in the middle I will feel gooooood about it.
July 31, 2011 7:11 PM

The ones I've already got (go me!!) for reaching minigoals are a HRM and a new scale for bathroom and kitchen.

The ones I'm aiming for now are: kindle, new runners, manicure, and the two big ones - a cruise and a new wardrobe full of clothes.

Dang you reminded me I really want an HRM..... and a new kindle (my old one isn't doing so good) but then again I barely have time to read anymore because the working out is taking a lot of that time.
July 31, 2011 7:16 PM
Clothes, mani and pedi, perfume and makeup
July 31, 2011 7:21 PM
New Hairstyle (cut & color)
Get my nose or labret repierced (maybe)
New Outfit

Not in that order...just a few ideas I have been thinking about.
July 31, 2011 7:23 PM
my reward is new clothes. Also being able to walk, climb stairs etc with out dying. All the benefits of weight loss are my rewards happy
July 31, 2011 9:33 PM
My major goal incentives are: more tattoos, and smaller clothes. Also, I did pictures with my daughter for her 15 month photos, and I felt like such a cow--so I refuse to be in her pictures again until I don't feel like Jaba the Hut with a wig. >.<
August 1, 2011 10:48 AM
My goals and rewards are:

SW 147
1st goal 139 - new earrings (goal met)
2nd goal 134 or 135 - new purse
3rd Goal 129 or 130 - I don't know yet
4th goal 124 or 125 - don't know yet
5th goal 120 - don't know
Final Goal 119

There are some good ideas listed on here. Rewards I'm thinking about: new HR monitor, tiffany earrings, new dress that I have my eye on (that I think is too expensive), new birkenstocks, teeth whitening, French lessons, tennis lessons, maybe a kindle, perfume but I don't know what kind.

I need to decide if I prefer the mini goals on 5 and 10 marks or right under at 4s and 9s. I'm thinking 4 and 9s will be much more incentive. I think I can get stagnant on the 5s and 10s.

Also, I am finding, the incentives work much better for me if my reward is something kind-of frivolous, something I feel guilty buying. If its not, then I would have already bought it.
September 6, 2012 6:52 AM
10 pounds~ $20 to spend on books
20 pounds~ A mani/pedi
30 pounds~ a camping trip
40 pounds~ highlights in my hair
50 pounds~ Romantic horse back riding with Hubby
60 pounds~ Spa day, massage, etc
70 pounds~ tatoo
80 pounds~ weekend trip to Charleston
90 pounds~ $400 on clothes
100 pounds~ a cruise


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