Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Ok, yesterday I wrote about rewards - Thanks for your comments on rewards, opinions on deserving them, affordability, etc... So yesterday I stopped short of defining my goals. Having left myself hanging there I thought about them often throughout Monday and have made my list. The structure is to reward myself for every 10% of progress. I am looking to lose 121 pounds from my start of 320 pounds so every 12 pounds lost is another 10% and a reward will be mine! I set this up based on stuff I like and want; good characteristics for a reward don't you think? However, setting each reward at 10% had me thinking that that is 10 rewards and those can add up to a lot of cash if I don't show a little restraint. To add a bit of balance I set it up so the odd-tens, 10%, 30% etc... these would be fairly inexpensive rewards. At least compared to the even-tens, 20%, do I really need to explain that ? ;-)
Enough explaining, here are my rewards which I intend to visualize myself enjoying as a means to motivate me to get to my goal weight of 199 pounds...
10%~Work out clothes (all I have now are old t-shirts, shorts & sweats from the 90's)
20%~Computer bag (the one I have now is in bad shape)
30%~Three Pack of Hot Sauce (to feed my hot sauce collection, nearly 300 bottles with room for more)
40%~Masterbuilt Hitch-Haul® Cargo Carrier (We are a family of hunters and this will come in handy)
50%~Four Pack of Hot Sauce
60%~Hunting Rifle (Savage Arms, not sure yet whether to get a 7mm, a .308 or a .30-06; time yet to decide; hunting season is in November, can I achieve this one by then?)
70%~Five Pack of Hot Sauce
80%~Bedtime Reader's Nightstand (actually to use by my chair in the family room)
90%~Six Pack of Hot Sauce
100%~Daytona 500 Week of NASCAR racing (My wife and I are big NASCAR fans and we've talked about going to Daytona soon so we may as well earn it. This one, the 100% reward, is a joint goal. My wife is working at losing a chunk of weight too. So which ever one of us that gets to their 100% first has the added incentive to help motivate the other the rest of the way because we want to go to Daytona!)
If you have a rewards list you are working toward I would love to see it; who has one?
Responsibility 199... Gotta Do It!!