On this week’s Weekly Weigh-In, I mentioned that I’m really close to not being obese anymore! As in 0.8 pounds close. Kendra told me that I need to celebrate when I hit that mark and I realized that she’s right. That’s a big stinkin’ accomplishment and I should not take it lightly.
I was at a loss, though, as to how to celebrate. I mean, it obviously couldn’t involve food. That would just totally send the wrong message. I didn’t really want to do new clothes or shoes because I got both at Christmas and I don’t want to invest too much money in clothes while I’m still losing.
At dinner last night, my oldest suggested that we get those little confetti popper things and she and the other kids could stand around me as I got on the scale and pop them if I made my goal. She was just kidding, but it was a fun idea – except for the fact that it would mean the kids would be awake during my workout and it would kind of stink if I didn’t make my goal this week. I mean, I plan to and I’m working for it, but you know how that can go sometimes. (I’m totally keeping it in mind for when I get close to my goal weight, though. I think I should have my own Biggest Loser moment)
I also didn’t really want to do anything that would totally break the bank since Brian has been very supportive about any new clothes and workout equipment that I’ve wanted along the way.
I finally realized what I wanted. It’s something that I saw while we were in Target last week and I thought it was so nifty. It’s a Bobble water bottle:
They’re so cool! They’re BPA-free, recyclable, and they have a built-in, replaceable water filtration system! I’ve heard that the cons are they the water doesn’t come out very fast, so there’s no guzzling if you’re really thirsty, and the filtering process is a little loud. But, I’m just thinking, wouldn’t that be cool to have if you were out and about and wanted water out of a fountain?
I thought that one of the bottles and a new workout shirt – since I recently got new workout pants – would make a nice reward for reaching that milestone, don’t you think?
What rewards do you have in mind for yourself as you reach your milestones?