What, if any, rewards and/or motivations do you use to help you lose weight?
Recently I had a bad experience with my diabetes; my blood glucose level was at 496 and as a result I got to spend a night in my local hospital being pumped full of insulin.
After getting a royal chewing-out by my doctor, I decided it was high time I got serious about dropping the 48 to 50 pounds he wants me to shed.
Seeing that I sometimes have difficulty keeping my eyes on the prize as it were, I decided to come up with a couple of rewards for motivational purposes to help keep me focused.
I currently weigh in at 249. I have a ADA Red Rider jersey from last year's Tour de Cure ride I did. Didn't wear it however, because I looked like a red beached whale while wearing it. I have decided to participate in the TdC again this year, and if I can get down to 210 pounds, I figure I'll look a lot better wearing it, and will do so for my ride.
As an additional goal reward, if I can make it down to 200 pounds, I am going to treat myself to a new bike. Not sure what make/model yet, but I'll figure it out by the time I get to 200.
So, I was just curious if anyone else uses rewards as motivational tools to help meet their goals, and if so, what they are?