Rewards – What to Choose?

I’ve written previously about rewarding myself for achieving my weight-loss goals and I’ve had some great responses from you about the kinds of things you like to reward yourself with.

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Having taken a couple of weeks longer than planned to reach my latest goal, I’d actually forgotten what I decided on as my reward!  I’ve also previously decided on rewards that I then didn’t really fancy.  So I’ve decided to try something a bit different:  I’ve compiled 3 lists of rewards suitable for

1) Weekly Losses

2) Mini-Goals

3) Long-Term Goals. 

When I achieve any of these goals, I’ll simply choose a reward from the appropriate list.

 

Weekly Losses

  • flowers
  • listening to some music for 20mins (whilst doing nothing else)
  • home facial
  • home pedicure
  • home manicure
  • Yankee Candle (sampler size)
  • Lush bath bomb/bubble bar
  • Herbal teabags – standard

 

Mini-Goals

  • Earrings
  • Necklace
  • Herbal Teabags – Premium
  • Book
  • CD
  • Trip to cinema
  • Yankee Candle – small jar/tealights
  • New Top
  • Bag

 

Long-Term Goals

  • Shoes
  • Day Trip
  • Massage
  • Pandora Charm
  • Yankee Candle – large jar

Now, I just need to decide what to choose as my reward for finally achieving my ‘5% since January’ mini-goal…

Rewards – Be Nice to Yourself

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”.Lush

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.