Do you reward yourself?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-08-2008
Do you reward yourself?
Tue, 03-12-2013 - 12:12pm

Do you give yourself a special treat/reward when you reach a specific goal? I've had my eye on a cute pair of summer shoes that I'm planning to buy once I reach my next goal.  That way I get something cute for myself without the guilt (I hate buying things for myself!).  How about you? Do you treat yourself once you reach a specific goal- weight or otherwise?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-13-2013
Wed, 03-13-2013 - 9:14am
I do. When I reach a goal I reward my self something new. Like a hot bath and pedicure. Or new shirt. It helps me stay on track. It encourages me to work hard to meet my next goal.
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-25-2008
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 8:19am

Yes, I have been treating myself for sticking to things for a certain amount of time. I am one who gives up easy so if I stick to something for a month then I might treat myself to a new top or manicure or something non-food.

I once read somewhere that people learn to take comfort in food at an early age and that we have to learn to take comfort in other things in order to stop leaning on foods to passify ourselves.


Community Leader
Registered: 10-01-2002
Mon, 03-18-2013 - 4:48pm
Yes I treat myself each week after I weigh in... I am a lifetime member and so far so good for me with holding it down in goal range... I can't say what I reward myself with due to sometimes is a special food idea I need to boost my week 's work.. Next I plan on a new exercising bike but so far I haven't done it.. Well that is all for me.. I made goal did the 6 wks - ended 2-18-13 and I got the lifetime star and key for it.. I am so happy for finally getting to this..