As per my previous post, I find it more manageable when I break my overall weight loss goal down into more manageable smaller targets. I also like to reward myself for achieving these goals. I don’t know if it helps me to stay on track but, as the saying goes, it’s nice to be nice and I don’t see any reason why this shouldn’t apply to being nice to yourself.
When I first started Weight Watchers, I would reward myself for having a good week by eating a great big cream cake, or a McDonald’s or something else that I wouldn’t spend my points on during the week. I got into the habit of seeing the evening after my weekly weigh in as a bit of a “no man’s land”.
At first, it started off pretty small, but eventually I was binging most Mondays after my weigh in. A typical week would see me polishing off a large McDonald’s meal with thick-shake, a pudding or cake of some description and a chocolate bar (or two)! Not only was this making me feel sick, but I realised that it wouldn’t be doing my weight loss any favours.
With this in mind, I have decided to stay on track even on the evening following my weigh in and to reward myself with non-food based items.
This month, I’m going to reward my weekly weight loss by having a bath with a fabulous bath bomb or bubble bar from Lush. I really love these products as they make a bath feel really special, however they are quite expensive so it’s a treat to use them.
For achieving my January target of losing 4lbs, I’m going to reward myself with a back massage. It’s a bit of an extravagance but they are so nice and at £15, I’ll be saving at least that just by not buying the items needed for my post weigh in binges!
How do you reward yourself for achieving your weight loss targets? I’m hoping to mix things up with my rewards as I journey towards goal so I’d appreciate any suggestions.
Thanks for reading.