Having a relaxing bath with luxury bubbles and bath bombs is one thing I like to do but what other non-food inexpensive rewards can we give ourselves along the weight loss journey?
Any tips for rewards?: Having a relaxing... - Weight Loss NHS
Look in the mirror
feel comfortable in your clothes
Feel comfortable "out"
Feel good and lean
A new book or piece of music. A magazine we don't normally read. A house plant, or some bulbs for the garden. Some printed out photos. A trip to the cinema (although that can be pricey, depending on the venue). A trip to a free museum or gallery.
Part of My List for the last 40 years has been...
Walk the dog
Play with a kitten
Fly a kite (now l just enjoy watching others)
Cut the grass (riding mower is like a go cart)
Plant a flower
Feed the hummingbirds
Watch a humorous movie (Video - DVD)
Coffee with a friend
Cozy blanket & a good book
Hoola hoop (l can't do this any more but it's fun trying)
Do something nice for someone who is feeling down
Now start making your list... & SMILE
Yes hula hooping !! It's poi for me. I'm rubbish but it's fun
Hi Jiminy Cricket... My young friend made me a hoola hoop several years ago for my birthday. Lovely! When l was 12 years old l had won a hoola hoop contest & was anxious to try it again. It was a Big Oopsfest! I flung it & it fell to the ground over & over again & again. I now think of it as exercise equipment... Fling & Bend... a new play on touch your toes... it makes me giggle!
My friend has encouraged me to join her at the park where she teaches hoola hooping... l do enjoy spreading laughter in this World but that is Not gonna happen...
Barricade myself in my bedroom, lie down eyes closed, and listen to the Archers. My daily 15 minutes of peace, surprisingly hard to achieve!
I have found a cross-country walking route to work which is now my "treat", it's so beautiful and you can see ducks, herons, coots etc.
I have a library app and I have just learned how to downlaod audiobooks, a good treat for when I'm walking!
A nice scarf or pair of earrings? (unless you go high-end clothes all the time!)
A coffee in a place I've never been before is my favourite simple cheap but indulgent treat😍
Sometimes I plan a trip to a garden centre and look at the lovely plants.
Hand write someone you haven't seen / spoken to letter. I found this therapeutic too . Older people love letters and it makes you think about you which can be a good thing . Try freebie sites for a sample of perfume or face cream . Department stores do free facials / make up . You don't have to buy .
I just love a charity shop mooch and getting new sizes or just a second hand book
Double reward 1. People / animals in need (which ever your choice) 2. Money raised for investigations into illnesses /diseases
Hi Crimson Mama, how about putting £1 in a jar for every lb lost. Then treat yourself to something non foodie, when you have saved enough..
I treated myself to an LED lamp, and now I do a gel manicure to treat myself and feel spoiled.
I use a lovely soak in a hot bath to pass some time especially in the evening to stop me eating. X