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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My basic goal and reward structure is set at every 3% loss of body weight. Each subsequent 3% is based on the new weight, so that slightly less actual weight is needed to be lost to reach the next 3%. I did it this way since weight usually comes off slower the closer to goal one is, and I didn't want to wait too long for each goal by keeping them at a set weight interval.

Anyway, in addition to these 3% increments, I'm also celebrating 5, 10, 15, 20, 25% of my starting weight, and of course my final goal (which is close to 30% but not quite).

So, in this first month, I've already reached my first three goals! 3%, 5% and the second 3%! emoticon

At my first 3%, I was going to give myself a new water bottle. I ended up getting two emoticon. One minimalist and one maximalist - if that is a word:

The one on the right folds when empty and takes hardly any space:

I'm sceptical about its durability, but it may surprise me with lasting a long time.

My second reward at 5% was a new top. However, I didn't feel enough difference to inspire me to go clothes shopping, so I changed it to a pepper grinder. I've wanted to get a good one for a while so this was a good opportunity. I looked at many and finally settled on a classic, medium Peugeot grinder in dark brown. Sometimes little things like this makes cooking more fun:

The third reward was putting aside a little money for my big shopping spree when I reach goal. I didn't take any picture of the green though emoticon emoticon

The next goal is quite a bit further away so now, perseverance is of essence...
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    emoticon way to go.
    Great ideas with the 3% looks easier that way. emoticon
    3354 days ago
    Yes! They also have a closed hook to attached to a backpack or your belt hoop or something so you don't actually have to carry it in your hand.
    3354 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    Congrats meeting two goals this month! I'm going to keep my eye out for one of those folding water bottles. They'd be great for taking hiking.
    3354 days ago
    You remind me that I forget to reward myself... thank you and I am happy for you - keep up the good work!
    3355 days ago
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