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February Incentives

Friday, February 04, 2011

I'm experimenting with giving myself an incentive for weight loss and I'm really not sure that I'm comfortable with it yet.

My birthday was on the 1st of February and my DH asked me what I wanted. Well, my near term goal was to wiggle into some size 16W jeans that I really liked. Now, I know that I can't fit into them now, but I thought that it would give me the incentive to really focus on getting there.

So now my birthday has come and gone, and I have a really cute pair of jeans hanging on my dresser that I can't zip or button. I have no idea how much I have to lose to be able to wiggle into them. emoticon ( I'm currently wearing a size 18W. ) Anyway, I'm starting to get really impatient and wondering if I made a mistake. emoticon

I watch them call to me everyday and I'm a VERY slow loser. So I think I may not be the type of person to handle this kind of an incentive. I'm perfectly happy with my overall weight loss and rate at which I'm losing, but it is starting to slow a bit as expected.

So hopefully, sometime before 2012 I will have a new pair of jeans to wear! Just remind me not to do this again!!!!!
It is just too frustrating... I guess I need something that I can "celebrate" my progress by using.... not something that is a tease! Well, now I know.

PS. The snow is all melted in Austin now. Back to normal for a while. Yeah!!
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    I still have a top I bought for incentive hanging on my closet door - I gave up and gave the pants to a friend. It didn't work for me, but that doesn't mean it won't for you. Give it time and see what happens. I suggest you set a weight loss interval as times to try them on. I think part of my problem was that I tried them on too often and got discouraged! I know of several people that it's worked for, so don't give up using the jeans as an incentive.
    Stay positive!
    3275 days ago
    I have also been thinking about incentives. Long term ones...like a shopping spree when I need to replace clothes down the road is fun....but, I think I need to find something short term too. Something for me to think about. Have a joy filled day, Karen
    3276 days ago
    that didn't work for me either. I suggest some thing other than clothes as a incentive. I am a slow loser also,and it only made me feel bad when I got clothes as a incentive. I feel better when I can get some thing for me to use now.
    3276 days ago
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