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I heard somebody say this the other day and it really resonated with me. She said, "Reward yourself for consistency."

Too often we set unrealistic goals over which we have no control, like "I've got to lose 5 lbs by the end of the month and if I do, I'll buy myself a new sweater."

But what if instead we rewarded our BEHAVIOR instead of relying on the results, which may or may not come by the scale.

Say, for instance, we rewarded ourself for tracking our food every day for a month. Or we rewarded ourself for every 10 times we exercised.

It can be small things like a mani/pedi or a new outfit or a foot massager or movie tickets or anything, but reward yourself for making the effort.

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1 hour ago, GradyCat said:

we rewarded our BEHAVIOR

This is an excellent idea. I believe you and me are cut from a similar cloth. I enjoy your posts. 😁

I also find that I do better when I have an accountability partner. For instance, someone who agrees to do five days of cardio per week. We do not need to do the activity together, but we hold each other accountable for getting the work done. Later, we Celebrate together.

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I like that idea a lot. Thanks for sharing.

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Can I just say how much I admire your journey right now? It seems like you're really reflecting on all the 'other' things about weight management, and I think that's inspiring.

That's worth rewarding, too. :)

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Great advice @GradyCat. Thank you for sharing.

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