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Postby rivenriver » Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:52 pm

A lot of the weight loss inspirational stuff talks about compliments and how great they feel, and suggests that you think about how great it will feel next time someone comments on your weight loss rather than how much you want a chocolate.

Well, does anyone have any suggestions for something to look forward to that isn't compliments?

I personally hate compliments, especially the "have you lost weight" kind. I know most people love them, I'm having a go at those people, but I'm not one of them. And I'm sure thinking about the reward is a great way of steering you away from over eating, but for me compliments are not so much a reward as a torment that I have to put up with.

But that means I need some other kind of reward. Does anyone have any ideas about something else I could use to deter myself?
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Postby rivenriver » Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:53 pm

I wish there was an edit button... That should read "I am NOT having a go at them." Grrrrr @ typos...
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Postby bear » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:36 am

Rewards to lose weight that doesn't require compliments.
I set myself mini goals of losing say 5 kgs, once I get it! I reward myself with something I want that isn't food!! eg Jewellery, sunglasses, music for Ipod, facial, massage, the list goes on!!
It keeps you motivated as you want the little reward!!
Goodluck with your weightloss and hope I helped!! :D
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:12 am

personally i think the biggest reward of all is knowing in yourself that you are becoming healthier and happier and fitter. you are giving your body the opportunity to live longer and enjoy life. i could go out and buy hundreds of dollars of designer label clothes, but i am happy that i will be around longer for my daughter and being able to add to my family - its priceless.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:13 am

Getting into the next size down clothing.
Fitting back into that pair of pants or whatever that has special meaning (wedding, birthday, graduation)
Being able to walk up *that* hill without passing out.
Not having aches at the end of a hard day work
Not having your doc comment on your wight every time you're there.
Feeling confident that if something bad happens, the ambulance peope can lift you onto a stretcher, people in a mosh pit can help you out, an anaesthetist is not going to refuse you surgery, your body is fit to fight off infection
Catching sight of yourself in the mirror and noticing that second chin has disappeared


Basically, be sure to note and celebrate the small victories
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!

"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"

"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"

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Postby lng86 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:47 am

Read my post in the weight loss section regarding Christmas! Have a vision and a goal (rather than just a number) is extremely important in my mind... Then it is up to you to make the choice - eating chocolates or achieving your goal of feeling terrific being able to wear your size 10 little black dress to your Christmas party!
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you - Myself (Lauren)
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