Monday, September 6, 2010
Reading the Fine Print
The poof could make me a hater. Seriously. There I was, happily celebrating my first fifty, when all of a sudden, just a short day later, my body poofed out and the scale bounced up. What do you mean I have to give back two pounds! And the fifty pound reward?? Hey! What? No, no I didn't read the fine print. Oh what the... Sigh. I know it's just water, but it still puts me back behind "the fifty."
I haven't yet decided on an appropriate reward for the fifty. I have gotten some neat things so far as rewards for other goals that I have achieved: fitness DVDs, a digital food scale, a sweet pair of pool running shoes. I also have a gym membership pending. I will be activating that sometime next week! Very exciting! But this fifty is really a big milestone for me. I would like to mark it with something more than just a commitment to follow through with the next three fifties. In reality, that would be the best reward! I just want something tangible, something I can point to and say, "I got that when I lost the first fifty."
The good news is that I have at least another day to ponder before I hit the first fifty for the second time. I must wait until the poof subsides. Playing by the rules is important. Next time, though, I will be certain to read the fine print.