Rewards are the carrots I dangle before myself, to add an extra incentive and bolster my motivation. (See my "Awards & Rewards" tab.) I know health alone should be enough, but let's just say the reward speaks loudly enough to drown out the Call Of The Brownie.
Well, my reward for reaching this current mini-goal (# 3) was going to be a Bel Chateau teaspoon. I've revised it. I'm saving the "big" prizes for reaching true milestones. So, mini-goal # 4 (the next goal after this one) will see me into the plain old "obese" category.
New category = bigger prize.
And leaving my current "severe obese" category is worth an entire 4-piece place setting, if you ask me.
Yes, I dangle really good carrots. It keeps me moving toward goal.
I've decided to change this current mini-goal reward from the teaspoon to four china salad plates by Lenox, I think. I don't own anything in this pattern currently, but these are very pretty - simple and elegant. Plus, they are a great size for portion control. (See Award tab)
I don't feel the need for a particularly big reward for this mini-goal I'm working right now, because I think the fresh new year adds enough "umpf" to keep me going. Still, the plates are attractive enough to keep me moving and motivated! I think they would be lovely around a spring table.
Positive reinforcement works most effectively for me.
Someone was asking when she'll see an updated photo of me. I intend to post one near the conclusion of each mini-goal, so I'm probably a month or month-and-a-half away from posting the next progress photo. I don't want to frustrate myself, and post pictures more often. I want to easily see the difference, and at my weight, it takes a while for those types of changes to show in any significant way. lol