Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wednesday Weigh-in: Week 18

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This week I lost 0.6 of a pound,
bringing my weight-loss total to 25 pounds exactly!

Oh yeah!

Happy Dance!

Whoop!  Whoop!

Does lightly bouncing (as not to agitate sciatica) while seated in your office chair and gently waiving your arms (as not to throw out your back) count as daily exercise???

I  F--I--N--A--L--L--Y  made it to 25 pounds!

I am more than a third of the way to my goal weight!  Can you tell I'm happy?

In fact, I am going to reward myself with a $5 present.  To date, I have let the weight loss itself be the reward, but it's getting harder and I want to keep myself motivated.  A bloggy friend of mine (whom I would happily credit and link to except she is remaining anonymous about her diet and I respect that) asked me how I plan to reward myself for reaching the 25 pound mark.  I had not given it much thought, but after reading her suggestions, I decided a little extrinsic motivation couldn't hurt!  :)

The important goals for me are 30, 40, 50 and 60 pounds, so that is when I will give myself the better rewards.  Each of those amounts are significant not just because they are nice round numbers but are also milestones.  When I reach each one, I will be able to say I haven't weighed this since...

So here is the reward plan....
  • 30 pounds: a new outfit (I will probably need some new clothes by then anyway.  My jeans are getting pretty baggy.  After 5 more pounds, I will either have to go with the ever-popular sagging look, buy suspenders, or purchase some new pants.  I think the last is the best of the three options.)
  • 35 pounds:  $5 to spend as I wish
  • 40 pounds:  $20 to spend on soap making tools
  • 45 pounds:  $5 to spend as I wish
  • 50 pounds: something new for my kitchen (I know this is vague but I have a couple things in mind and want to take some time to decide.)
  • 55 pounds:  $5 to spend as I wish
  • 60 pounds:  a new camera
My husband told me to be careful with that last one. 

We all know that the camera adds ten pounds.

Hardy, har, har....

How about you?  How are things going?  Do you have any goals you want to share or ways you plan to reward yourself?

You are in my prayers daily.  Please pray for me in the following ways:
  1. Increased and consistent motivation.
  2. I split my workout into two sessions daily and am liking it better that way.  I still need extra measures of grace in this area though.  I would much rather sit and make a plan than enact it.
  3. For the furthering of my sanctification, particularly concerning the all-or-nothing syndrome.  I am learning to serve the Lord while doing things I don't enjoy with as much gladness as when I am doing things I do enjoy.
  4. Continued relief from migraines- Both Michael and Wilbur have experienced significantly fewer headaches in the past two weeks.  Praise the Lord!
  5. For my friends who are dieting with me.
  6. That I would glorify God and enjoy Him while dieting, exercising and publishing the results.
Happy Healthy Living!


Kellie said...

Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so glad you decided to reward yourself -- you have worked so hard!

Heather said...

well, I am waiting... what did you do with your $5? I am so proud of you!

Heather said...

you know, getting reward money of $5 is also very self-disciplined. I am sure I would opt for a camera at 25lbs and a cruise at 60:)