I think that ordering that dress in a smaller size is a great motivation. I myself just started the program this month and have really tried to start getting some excercise. I have started with a mini goal of 10lbs. this month. I really wanted to buy some new cosmetics but I decided to wait and if I meet my goals at the end of the month my reward will be a facial and some new cosmetics. Keep positive...
Mini goal ideas (guess it depends on your budget as well):.
1. New CD.
2. New DVD.
3. New Shoes.
4. New Purse.
5. Date without my kiddos.
6. New Make-up.
9. New hairstyle.
Have fun with it!..
I'm not using mini-goals, but I did set a goal for when I broke 200 pounds. I went out and bought myself a hot pink 16gb iPod Nano. I kept it in a drawer under my bed for 2 months until I finally got to 199. I wouldn't even let myself open the box until then. Now I've got it loaded up with audiobooks to listen in the car on the way to/from work and when walking..
My next big goal is when I hit 170. That's the weight I was when I got married in 1995. I want to take my wedding dress out of it's airtight package and try it on. Not an expensive goal financially, but priceless emotionally..
I didn't set any mini-goals for myself other than to start exercising at the half-way mark..
I didn't use any rewards either, but am constantly amazed at how I'm rewarded every time I look in the mirror these days..
I love the Medifast!..
Nada. I think I started out with something but I don't remember what. I like never having to think about anything while doing MF...
1st goal, I bought a new rifle for competition.
Well I bought the parts to build it with..
2nd goal take my wife and baby on a trip to someplace warm and by the beach..
3rd goal most likely try to rejoin the reserves...
I decided on a couple, but they're so close together they should probably just be one:.
1. 212 - the weight that moves me from "obese" to "overweight" (sheesh, who comes up with these numbers anyway?).
2. 210 - the weight I was at when I STARTED weight watchers 20 years ago and thought I was too heavy. I lost 25 pounds, but it was pure torture for me. Especially when compared to the relative ease of MF..
After that I will hit goal and move to T&M. Soon I hope!..
Staying off blood pressure medicine has been my incentive..
However I've been thinking I may get myself one of those pandora bracelets when I hit goal and reward myself with a bead for every month I maintain...
Now that I'm under 250, I'll be taking the Segway tour at Epcot on my next trip to Disney World! It's something that I've been longing to do for a while, and now I'm finally under the weight limit to do it..
My other rewards will probably be tied to clothing since I'm starting to fall out of what I currently own. I don't want to spend a lot of money as I'm still shrinking, but a new pair of jeans are going to be necessary soon...
I want to get all the spider veins in my legs obliterated when I reach goal!.
Has anyone had this done?..
I will say my dream is to go on vacation this summer (August) and enjoy the beach. I will be gone for a month with kids, but I would love to really enjoy it, instead of hiding in a big-ole-towel. I want to enjoy Disney land and wear summer clothes comfortably and ride all the rides and just feel good...
This is a good question. I did recently buy some really cute tops in a smaller size for spring. For Christmas I got a gift certificate at a spa. I am trying to come up with a weight at which point I will use it for a full body massage. But to be gut level honest- my ultimate goal after weight loss and some maintenance is to get a breast reduction. Of course my poor hubby cries when I bring it up but he supports my decision...
I had never set up rewards for my goals before but now I have. I have around 100 pounds to lose so am taking it 10 pounds at a time, repeat 10 times. As you can see in my signature I am putting money in a jar at each 10 pound loss only to be touched when all 100 pounds are released!.
I worked with 4 people who had that done. All of them are very happy with the results..
Thanks for the feedback...do you have any idea how much to have done?..
My mini goal for 10 lbs is a massage. My big goal is to lose weight for my wedding in April. It definitely helps to break it down into smaller goals/rewards to make it less daunting...