In typical me-fashion, I’ve been debating for a few weeks on what my first reward would be when I hit the first ten pounds lost mark. And even though last week’s big fat ZERO happened on the scale, today I optimistically gave myself my present. Because surely this Sunday will reflect the milestone, right? RIGHT???
I decided on…a month of tanning, yay! Something Shari said when she got back from vacation is really what I’m blaming this on. Tan hides fat. I’m here to tell you it’s true. Well, maybe not so much hides it, but it certainly does something good to it. And as someone who has had an on again/off again relationship with the tanning bed, I know I always feel better about myself when I resemble human colored flesh, as opposed to the translucent glow I’ve been sporting for awhile.
And trust me. Even though I technically started today, it will certainly be awhile before I see any difference. I know from experience I have to go SLOW when I do this (started at 8 minutes today) and be patient, or I’ll just end up an itchy, burny, flaky mess. And even though I do eventually get a nice even color, I’ll never be asked to model Hawiian Tropic products. Well, maybe if I reach my tanning peak I could be the “Before” picture. Damn those “Before” pictures. My point is, by the time I’m tan I’ll have certainly reached the ten pound mark and actually hopefully even more than that, considering I know it’ll be a good month or so until I’m anything close to tan.
So what about you guys? Do you believe in the reward yourself system? Or do you think it’s just another excuse to spend unnecessary money? Inquiring minds and all that.