It’s been a while since we’ve had Skinny Friday.

My scale is a testament to that. It’s bad, folks. That I’ve fallen off the bandwagon is a gross understatement.

So, for the ease of numbers, I’m starting over at zero. If you’ve been doing well, please feel free to report your numbers! Maybe it’ll encourage ME!

Now… I KNOW you all want to know how my book can help you lose weight.

Well, here it is, courtesy of my friend, Maria.

I had a fun Facebook message from Maria yesterday. She’s been trying to lose 10 pounds, and told herself if she made her goal, she’d let herself preorder my book!

Well, she’s already 8 pounds down, 2 more to go!

See??? Weight-loss plan my friends!


In all seriousness, the “reward” system is something I’ve used for myself in the past successfully. “When I lose 10 pounds I can __________.”

My hubby and I even at one point set up a race, whoever lost x amount of weight (because he’s a little bigger and can lose it faster, we usually set it up as a %) got to get one thing up to $$ of their choice.

So, sometimes bribery works!!!

Discussion: What will YOU reward yourself with when you hit your goal weight?



  1. 10 pounds is a new outfit. I'm still wearing my same old clothes if that tells you anything. :/

  2. Aha – great reason! Perhaps I need to rethink my goals. 🙂 Happy weekend!

  3. And here I thought you were going to say, because laughing is such a great workout. Hey, it's true. Or you could read on the treadmill or exercise bike. See? Lots of ways! 🙂

  4. Goals and reward are SUCH a good thing. I love the reward system. I've done that. And both feels pretty good. 🙂

  5. That's funny! A friend of mine has found something she calls "the diet game" that she's doing with a group of friends. She says it's worked for her, because it turns dieting into a competition (with rewards) so it's not just about the weight. 🙂 Congrats on the book, btw.

  6. I failed miserably at the Skinny Friday … if anything I GAINED weight lately 🙁
    I've never done the reward thing so that's worth a try.
    But as I have already per-ordered your book I'll have to come up with something else, LOL

  7. I'm joining in on this one (at zero too) Krista!! My reward will be to let a relative (most likely my mom) babysit for a date with my husband which hasn't happenedsince I had my heart baby (almost 2 years).

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