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In one of the recent posts, I talked about implementing a rewards process that I will follow for small and big goals or as I called them, milestones.  I have the rewards ready to be shared today, but before I get to that, here’s a little back story of why I am creating this process.

Everyone likes to be rewarded from time to time and that includes me.  When I used to do Weight Watchers when I was successful by sticking to their plan, I would leave the WW meeting after having a loss at the scale and reward myself.  I used to love it however when I look back at what my rewards used to be, it was kind of counterproductive to what I was trying to accomplish. Why? Well, my rewards after losing at a weigh-in used to be rewards of food.  I would tell myself that if I lost this week that I would treat myself any where I wanted to eat and would not count a point. The thing was, that one meal turned in to a disastrous eating day which meant I had to work extra hard the other six days out of the week to make up for the huge calorie eating “reward” day. I do not want to do that now, instead I am coming up with a way to reward myself with other things than foods. With this approach I find that I will have something to shoot towards instead of food. I love the fact that I am implementing this reward system.

Drum roll please:

I weighed in today and I am 355.6.  I have lost some weight, not much, but I have loss.  Am I happy about it? Yes. But I know I can do better.  I had a better eating two weeks, but exercised little due to being sick. I do not want to dwell on that though, I lost and I am moving on from it. The next weigh-in will be better. I will see to that 🙂

Let’s jump into my personal rewards process:

355 pounds – start
345 –  10 — new book
335 –  20 — license plate frame
325 –  30 — new workout clothes
315 –  40 — new fun socks (I love fun socks)
305 –  50 — any fitness gadget
295 –  60 — new music (5 albums)
285 –  70 — new outfits
275 –  80 — necklace
265 –  90 — bracelet
255 – 100 — get away weekend (100 wow)
245 – 110 — blog makeover
235 – 120 — order t-shirt designs
225 – 130 — 2 pair Chuck Taylor’s
215 – 140 — Michael Kors watch
205 – 150 — something from Tiffany’s
195 – 160 — 2 new fragrances
185 – 170 — sneaker that I always wanted (H7)
175 – 180 — professional photo shoot

That’s it! For now these will stick, however I am leaving room for changes as I see fit. The reward can change, but not the weight target for the reward. I’m excited.  I have some other things that I am doing to help make losing weight fun, but I will share those things in another post.  I am really excited! Ready to start earning myself some REWARDS! Yay!

Until I blog again,

On Monday the day started out fine, I got up went to work and all was well.  Around 1:30pm while at work, I started to have a very hurtful headache, so I left and came home early.  The next day, Tuesday, I woke up and was feeling my best. My throat was sore and I had head congestion to the point where my voice had changed.  I still pushed out to work. I felt terrible and by 2:30pm, I had to leave work.  I got home and it worsened.  By 9pm, I had taken meds and had soup, then was in bed.  I was awaken at 2:30am, where I had chills, fever and had started vomiting.  Needless to say, I didn’t get any sleep and was up most of the night/morning feeling terrible.  I had to call off today.  I slept until 10:30am after finally falling to sleep around 5am.  When I woke up, I did feel better so I attempted to eat something small.  Good try.  That meal ended up coming back up.  I really dislike to vomit, but will admit that once I do, I tend to feel better. I feel better now, so much that I want to go to the gym as I haven’t been since Sunday, but I know that would be silly.  I will see how I feel through the night and if I feel better, I will be at the gym in the morning.

Tonight my plans are to eat some homemade soup and to drink plenty of water. I am hoping to flush this crap out of me because I am one who really dislikes being sick.  I need to be back strong so that I can push towards my goals.  I have some big things planned for myself so I need to get back on track to stay the course.  Speaking of big things, I am working on a list of “rewards” for myself for when I reach small and big goals. I will have the list ready by my next weigh in (this upcoming Tuesday, April 18th). My plan is to take my weight on Tuesday and from there set an end weight goal. Once I have the end weight goal, I will then divide the number of pounds I have to lose to reach that goal evenly and create rewards each time I reach one of the goals. The bigger goals, like 25 pounds down or 50 pounds down, will be a bigger reward.  These will be considered milestones. The smaller goals will still be rewarded but will be something like a pedicure or something of that sort.  I am excited to kick off my personal reward process, it should be fun.

I am off to take some meds and shower so that I may get in the covers and lay down. I still do not feel 100% so I will tend to this illness so that I can be back strong.

Until I blog again,

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