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February Accountability Challenge Day 6: Reward Yourself!

Posted by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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Welcome to Day 6 of the February Accountability Challenge

Being accountable in your weight loss/maintenance journey is going to be the key to your success!

Whether you are trying to lose weight or maintain your current weight, being accountable to yourself is where it begins.

Reward Yourself!

Losing weight and then maintaining it takes hard work and dedication.
One way to stay accountable is to set up a rewards system that will help motivate you and remind you when you aren't meeting your goals. Each week or month or milestone, plan to reward yourself for meeting your goal with a small gift to yourself, such as a new book, a manicure or even just some 'mommy' time. If you fail to meet your goal for that period, then you miss your reward. It will hold you accountable and help drive you towards meeting your next goal.
Rewards should be something that makes you feel good about yourself or something you enjoy. Do not reward yourself with food or things that will sabotage your weight loss.
The ultimate reward is a healthier more fit you, but small rewards along the way are a good way to celebrate your successes.

Do you have a rewards system in place in your weight loss journey?
If you don't, are you willing to try being accountable with a reward system?
Do you think 'rewards' are an effect accountability tool?


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by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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mcginnisc
by Claire on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:13 AM

No, I don't use rewards...I am a very driven person, so my "reward" is being healthy and getting my Personal Trainer Certifications. 

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13 

momofsixangels
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:14 AM

I dont give myself rewards.If I did I would feel like I cheated

qslaqhay
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:16 AM
ohh my! Going shopping an try smaller size is my reward! :-) i bought a size 4 pans yesterday!!! Yeiiii size 4!!!!!!
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Bookwormy
by Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:21 AM
Weight Watchers does stickers, a key chain, & charms for the key chain. I use those & have all of them.
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BeachMommy07
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:24 AM
Quoting momofsixangels:

I dont give myself rewards.If I did I would feel like I cheated


narumi74
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:25 AM

I usually eat pretty well during the week so when the weekend comes, I splurg little by drinking alcohol and little dessert!

Godspitgrl
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:27 AM


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Do you have a rewards system in place in your weight loss journey?
no
If you don't, are you willing to try being accountable with a reward system? not really as I will probably let it get out of control
Do you think 'rewards' are an effect accountability tool? not for me
I checked last night and I have lost 4 lbs :)

muzzyh
by Bronze Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:31 AM
My reward today is a 10 mile run without my kids... So relaxing!
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MrsCountryMama
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:39 AM
No i don't have a rewards system in place but that's a good idea.
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eevers55
by Member on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:48 AM

I don't use rewards. I grew up in a household where you did things because you had to, no allwances or treats or anything. So Now as an adult, I don't believe in rewards for doing things I should be doing anyway,

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