Amy and I were at the mall yesterday picking up a few things and we got to talking about how we’re going to reward ourselves as we lose the weight (Amy is not attending meetings, but she’s following the plan with me). I said that once I get to my 10% goal (21 pounds) that I wanted to take some money and go to Talize to get some new pants. Amy promptly told me that a reward should not be something I need, but something I want. I will ‘need’ new pants at 21 pounds lost, so that is a given. She says I have to pick something else.
And she is right, it really should be something I really want. Amy has a goal set of losing 7 more pounds by my birthday in 2 weeks. This is what she is going to treat herself to from Old Navy:
I thought of that too, because I think the boots are cool, but I won’t get a ton of use out of them. I have always wanted a red purse. So that is what I am going to buy. I know what my reward is going to be when I finally reach my goal:
Now, I just have to think about one or two more goals. I am thinking I am going to reward myself at 1/2 of what I want to lose, which is 33.1 pounds and then again at 50 pounds. The trouble is, what? I am a typical mother, I don’t think of things for myself most of the time, I think about what I can get for my kids, lol.
Goal 1: 10% of my starting weight ~ Red purse
Goal 2: 33.1 pounds ~ ??
Goal 3: 50 pounds ~ ??
Final goal: 66.2 pounds and lifetime membership in WW ~ iPhone 4
So, any ideas???