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Rewards that aren't food!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

emoticon I got on the scale this morning and it was 2kgs lighter. Granted these are the 2kgs that I tend to jump up and down with quite a lot, but all the same, the scale was looking at me confidently, so I feel good about it.
Of course, I was struck with the next issue: Now I want to reward myself for losing weight by buying a chocolate! This is normal for me, but, of course, is probably why I tend to bounce up and down between two kilograms.
The difference this time is that I have actually worked quite hard on my diet and exercise this week and I don't want to ruin it by going and splurging on junk food.
So, I need a list - things that feel like a reward, but are not food and cost less than ten pounds.
Here it is:
Magazines - the ones I wouldn't normally buy, but I so enjoy (like 'Hello')
A DVD/ movie on itunes
Bubble bath
A CD
Books - fictional, reading for fun books, not serious work ones

I'm sure there are more, but I'm new to rewards-that-are-not-food. It will take a bit of work to get used the idea.

Today I bough two magazines and bubble bath. It came to just over 7 pounds. I need to feel rewarded so that I don't go and eat junk food, so I'll try this method for next Thursday too - the idea of an itunes movie is VERY appealing and will hopefully be a good motivator this weekend when we celebrate Grandad's 90th birthday!

I hope to be either still at 68kg next Thursday or nearer to 67kg. Need to keep it up!
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