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Remember to Reward Yourself

How to Pat Yourself on the Back

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6/16/2017 5:29:12 PM

APPLEPIEDREAMS's SparkPage
I love this! I have rewards planned for the end of every month that I meet my goals.
TOMATOCAFEGAL
6/3/2017 1:23:28 PM

Positive reinforcement for me. Non food reward system.
BILLTHOMSON
5/29/2017 6:47:53 AM

Small attainable goals works for me.
BILLTHOMSON
5/21/2017 7:36:46 AM

I've learned how to set goals, but not be hard on myself.
3/26/2017 11:42:42 AM

JANTHEBLONDE's SparkPage
Love this article!
TOMATOCAFEGAL
3/25/2017 9:03:00 PM

LIKE THIS
3/25/2017 3:54:01 PM

GEORGE815's SparkPage
Great to have an incentive program built in. Love the idea.
ETHELMERZ
3/25/2017 6:14:45 AM

These are cute ideas, I've done this every time I've dieted throughout my whole life, like 15 times at least......
3/21/2017 10:20:19 AM

LELKINS71's SparkPage
I have a cup full of papers with stuff written on it like; get a facial, new bath salt or smoothie. Simple little things. Every time a lose 5 pounds I get to pick one out. Not so much as a Reward, but a little celebration at each milestone. Because people and life are meant to be CELEBRATED!!!
8/8/2016 6:43:00 AM

WHOIAM3's SparkPage
I LOVE the idea of making a grab bag of rewards and reaching in and grabbing one!
5/20/2016 4:07:56 PM

ICEDEMETER's SparkPage
Honestly, this whole concept is completely incomprehensible to me. I make choices which make me happy, whether for food or activities, so what would I need a "reward" for? I eat delicious foods, I do fun things, and I keep getting healthier and happier. No "reward" or "punishment" or "incentive" or whatever other psychological game wanted or required.
3/4/2016 11:13:23 AM

TWITCHYMURDOCH's SparkPage
I use a whiteboard in my living room to keep a tally of the number of days I've reached my goals for the week. I also make good use of stickk.com. It's very motivating to me, not just for weight related goals, but also for learning Hindi. If you haven't heard of it, check it out!
2/8/2016 11:58:10 AM

PUPPYBUG's SparkPage
I have star chart that I use for tracking healthy behavior like drinking at least 64 oz. of water a day, staying within my calorie range, working out, etc. I've been going strong for six weeks and just traded in some stars for three rewards! I love stuffed animals and collect Squishables and got three this weekend. Every time I look at them I'm reminded of my progress and to keep going.
4/2/2015 11:24:29 AM

MILLIE-MILOU's SparkPage
I reward myself for every 7lb lost buy buying a couple of CDs. Every 1lb I lose, I put £1 in a jar. I also put a smiley on every day (on the calendar) that I stick to my plan with no cheats. So far, it's working well and when I hit goal, I'll have a few pounds to put towards new clothes.
3/17/2015 10:03:56 AM

ALTRIA_FATE's SparkPage
My first reward will be going to the aquarium in town. My partner and I are figuring out as we go, but every ten pounds I lose, that's another reward. It's kind of exciting.

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