So, let me first start by saying, the blogging community let me down a little bit. I blog for me, not for the comments. However, I asked for feedback a.k.a comments in my post titled, Did You Know There's a Weight Limit For Kayaking? I just wanted some ideas in regards to how you reward your weight loss efforts.
The thing that chapped my hide...I received over 100 views for that particular post, but only 12 comments. Baffling. I took my comment temper-tantrum to Twitter and a few fellow tweeps responded with reasons why they do or do not comment.
One response, which made total sense, blog readers comment when they can contribute positively to the conversation at hand. And I respect that. Like my momma always says, "If you don't have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all!"
Well...a few people left some nice comments about weight loss rewards, which I found helpful:
- To cut cost, Mesha from Potter's Clay suggested that I keep my rewards thrifty by visiting my local thrift store. Great Idea Mesha! Check out my new purse from a local thrift store.
You like? With these hard times, I am becoming a quite the recessionista.
- Krystal from Skinny Jeans Dreams gave me a novel idea:
"I am supposed to be doing this but due to some serious lack of funds, I haven't been. But I originally planned to reward myself with $10 for every week I stayed on track with weight watchers and put it away for a real treat."A couple of other bloggers, Ro and Plum Petals also offered a similar idea of saving up for a big reward.
I think in the mean time I will stick with the plan of rewarding myself with a small token for every 5 lbs lost, and I will save up for a big reward when I accomplish huge milestones: reaching a certain size, 75 lb loss, 100 lb loss, etc.
Speaking of big rewards...my mom and I went shopping for my 20th high school reunion dress. After hours of grueling shopping, we finally found a dress! And here it is!!
Awww come on...did you honestly thing I would revel my reunion dress? Really? In due time my friends...in due time.
My mom purchased the dress for me. While at the register, she says, "That's your reward." Reward for what you ask? For being the most fabulous daughter in the world...ummm...heeelllooo!