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February 23, 2012 2:15 PM
So I've set up a couple of mini-rewards for myself at 25 lbs intervals to help motivate my weight loss. I've got new clothes as my first reward, then the replacement of my dying ipod for the next, and then new clothes again for the third. However I can't seem to think of any sort of reward for myself for when I reach my goal weight. I feel like having something to really look forward to will definitely help to motivate me, but I have no ideas. I'm on a student's budget, so I can't have anything to pricey (I know an ipod kind of really pushes that, but mine needs replacing anyway).

Anyway, I'm just wondering if anyone else has some sort of reward system set up for themselves, and what sort of (preferabley relatively inexpensive) rewards they've chosen.
February 23, 2012 2:18 PM
I am struggling with this as I keep rewarding myself with food - I get weighed on an evening and if Iv lost we celebrate with takeout / fast food.....

I don't want to reward with clothes as I'm aiming to be 2 sizes below what I am now so don't want to waste money.... So your post has made me think ! Not sure what to reward myself with!!
February 23, 2012 3:22 PM
For my mini goals, I'm rewarding (and motivating) myself with things I need. First mini goal: new undies (even then, I got them in a smaller size so I'm still motivated by them). Next mini goal: new purse, since my current one is falling apart. My final end goal, I'm getting a bike. It's spendy, and I'm on a budget, otherwise it'd come sooner to help with the weight loss. As it is, it'll help with the maintenance.
February 23, 2012 3:24 PM
I've been trying to come up with goal ideas as well, mini-goals and larger ones. But I'm not working at the moment, so I don't have any extra money to "splurge". I'm trying to come up with things that don't cost money, but so far no luck. :(
February 23, 2012 3:25 PM
Just decided today that I'm going for a kilt and a simple tattoo when I reach my goal weight.
February 23, 2012 3:25 PM

New Haircut/Color

February 23, 2012 3:26 PM
A giant cake of course :) When I was dieting before and got to 120 pounds, I bought an expensive but very decadent cake and ate it over a couple of days.
February 23, 2012 3:26 PM
My ultimate goal is a kind of "fear conquering" thing. I wanted to try indoor skydiving. LOL! But usually, I reward myself with a movie I really wanna see, new girly things like nail polish or a body lotion, clothes. I'm really into electronics, so I'm waiting to get a camera and all that as well. I'm working to get a bikini and whatnot, I have quite a bit. happy
February 23, 2012 3:26 PM
I reached and passed my goal weight quite a while ago and didn't get a reward. What can a person do as a reward that doesn't cost money???

ETA: I actually got a *great* reward - a fit and healthy body - but I didn't get any other type of tangible reward.
Edited by CoryIda On February 23, 2012 3:27 PM
February 23, 2012 3:29 PM
new clothes. The amount of shopping I will do at my goal weight should be illegal.
February 23, 2012 3:30 PM
I am going to reward myself with clothes...lots of them.
February 23, 2012 3:30 PM
I reward myself the the latest running clothes, swim gear or bike gadget that I've been drooling over. I got myself a book rack for my bike, when I'm using it indoors on the trainer. I also finally splurged on a pair of on sale tri shorts that I've had my eyes on forever! That was a great reward, since my thighs finally stopped rubbing that far down to actually appreciate them!!!! Now I'm trying to decide if I the net bonus will be new workout ear buds or **expensive** the new Amphibx Go for underwater music while I swim laps!! Rewards with items that I'll use to reach my new goals is a great way to encourage the workouts!!
February 23, 2012 3:30 PM
I like to use spa treatments. They make me feel so good to celebrate looking and feeling better! I'm moving to the Gulf of Mexico this summer and I am a novice diver, so my end goal reward is personal diving gear. Jewelry that is pretty and inexpensive is another way I like to reward myself for smaller goals achieved. There are websites that sell designer goods for cheaper prices like Gilt Groupe, that I like to use. I feel like I'm being indulgent but on a budget. Best part, it still fits when you lose more weight!
February 23, 2012 3:32 PM
How about inviting a special friend over and enjoying a delicious healthy meal... then explaining how happy you are to be healthier, and live longer to spend more time with that person?

I have bought myself an imitation, but very nice tiara.. I get to put it on while I do housework.. but only on weigh-in days when I've lost.
February 23, 2012 3:32 PM
Mine are sort of odd, my overall goal is fitness, so my rewards are hikes! Arizona is beautiful and has tons of trails, so I get to hike new ones as I hit my goals. I am hoping that I will have lost enough this summer to go wakeboarding (scary! A 50 year old on a wakeboard! LOL!) The hiking goals will probably mean some trips out of town, state as I move on, so that will be a bonus - i love to travel!
February 23, 2012 3:34 PM
So far after 95 lbs, its been clothes and victoria secret and just recently a sweet work out outfit from final goal is a pair of sweet expensive jeans....if i can find them in my short length anyways! I hate long jeans! Im not tall at all. They make those expensiveones for models! Lol....
February 23, 2012 3:37 PM
I just have a reward for the end goal which is a new wardrobe. I'm very excited for it! I'm mostly excited for the fact that I'm counting on being there by July and that's swimsuit season and I love the water. YAY for new suits. Also, an exercise goal is to become a runner. And I'm working on it. But I'm going to reward myself with kayaking lessons when I reach my goal weight.
February 23, 2012 3:39 PM
*New underwear - get measured and get a super comfy but fancy bra to match your rocking new body
*Teeth whitening
*Awesome workout shoes that are fitted just for you at a place like Road Runner Sport or similar
*Great hair cut and color
*Sexy shoes that reminds you of what you worked for
*The swimsuit you always wanted
February 23, 2012 3:41 PM
I rewarded my hard work today with a new pair of running shoes! I actually needed them, but it was exciting to get cool looking new shoes AND my reward is related to exercising! Sometimes i'll also reward myself with a new workout top or pants. I'm trying to keep it related to fitness until i actually reach my goal!
then i shall go shopping for super cute clothes!! :D
February 23, 2012 3:42 PM

So far after 95 lbs, its been clothes and victoria secret and just recently a sweet work out outfit from final goal is a pair of sweet expensive jeans....if i can find them in my short length anyways! I hate long jeans! Im not tall at all. They make those expensiveones for models! Lol....

^^^This is too funny as I was just replying to a forum regarding where can you possibly find looong inseam jeans (we are talking 36"+)
February 23, 2012 3:44 PM
The goal weight reward is of course living longer and better. BUT lol. For me it is a cross country motorcycle trip NY to LA with my best friend. Hey's buying!

For the wife I've setup a spa membership. Total makeovers every month for a year, and a new wardrobe. She's hinting I should give it to her now and she'll be GOOD. laugh
February 23, 2012 3:45 PM
Getting my hair done, some new piercings and maybe a new tattoo that represents how much hard work I have done :)
February 23, 2012 3:52 PM
Love the tiara idea!!bigsmile
February 23, 2012 3:55 PM
i am rewarding myself with tattoo's and new cloths. not until my goal weight though. C:
February 23, 2012 3:57 PM
My reward for first mini goal was a concert in Vegas and a new tattoo. Next one...hubby said he'll take me to cali for a vacation...That's as far as I've gotten into planning my rewards. Reaching my goal seems so far away, I'll decide as I get closer to it :)


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