I've been thinking about weight loss incentives this week. I guess I've never really set many of these for myself because if I want something, I know I will just go buy it probably. So I guess withholding of material things doesn't work for me as motivation.
Awhile ago, I mentioned something in a post about American Eagle jeans, and someone enlightened me in the comments that you can get their jeans online up to size 18 (thanks!). On Black Friday, AE had some pretty good online deals and I was Christmas shopping for my older boys. I clicked over to the women's jeans, and lo and behold, they were on sale too. I sat for a minute, debating...I didn't really think these jeans would fit me, but ultimately they were only around $20, so I bought them anyway.
Well, the jeans came this week, and I hesitated to even try them on...but I did anyway, and they are so dang close to fitting. They come all the way up and are just a couple inches shy of buttoning. The cut of these jeans is so flattering, I love them.
Now...I will be the first to say that I've had many items of too-small clothing in my closet for years that never did anything for me motivation wise. But something about these jeans being SO CLOSE to fitting me made me feel super motivated. I am determined to comfortably wear these jeans by my birthday in February.
I also have a couple of tattoos picked out for incentives. I like tattoos and have a couple already from when I was younger...I've always wanted to get a couple more but I guess I've never been that motivated to spend the money. I have a smaller one picked out for when I get under 250 pounds, and a larger one picked out for when I get under 200. If you're interested, I have a Pinterest board here of some that I like.
So what do you think about weight loss incentives? Do you think it helps? If so, what are some that you're set for yourself?