Today's weight: 160.6 (13.8 lbs from goal)
When I first started losing weight, I set up a reward schedule starting at -15 pounds. I look back now and have no idea why I didn't start with -5! That first 5 is hard! I definitely recommend rewarding yourself for losing weight, working out, or whatever other measurable goal you set for yourself. Here's the rewards I gave myself for the first 80 pounds lost.
-15 eyebrow wax & facial
-25 Amazon Kindle Cover
-30 sz 16 jeans from storage
-35 new underwear
-40 trip to spa
-45 2 new Victoria's Secret bras
-50 Keen flip flops
Halfway to goal - a trip to Seattle with shopping
-60 new clothes
-65 new pajamas
-70 new exercise clothes
-75 outdoor coat
-80 Fossil watch
I am a little bit sad that I'm now trying to get back -80 pounds, but I know I'll get there. And whenever I wear my watch, which is practically everyday, I am reminded of the milestone I've achieved. That's the other great thing about rewards, they can be a visual reminder of your accomplishments. I prefer the material rewards, rather than service rewards, although I did enjoy the spa treatments. Whatever will motivate you, that should be your reward, of course. We all have our own priorities.
I'm pretty blessed and have had a hard time thinking of future rewards for the last two 5 pound increments. Here's what I have so far, subject to change, of course. ;-)
-85 New running gloves
Do you reward yourself? What are some of the rewards you've chosen?