Do you often find yourself wondering where your motivation went? Do you suddenly revert back to your “old ways” without really understanding why?
If this sounds familiar, you may have some basic misconceptions about motivation: what... Read more
Motivation is like cold hard cash: You can never have too much! And when you’re trying to lose weight (for the umpteenth time for many of us) you know that you need a wealth of motivational strategies you can count on. But, with so many motivat... Read more
Do you often have trouble finding the motivation to stick to your exercise and nutrition goals? If so, then you might not be looking in the right place.
Experts who study motivation have long recognized two basic types of motivation:
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There are several kinds of motivation problems that people run into, and each requires a different set of strategies. Let's start here with a little quiz to find out which motivational problems you might be dealing with.
Get out a small piec... Read more
Perhaps the biggest reason that permanent weight loss is so difficult is that it is stressful—for your mind and your body. And when you're stressed out, you just don’t function at your best, mentally, emotionally, or physically. In fa... Read more
2 circuit workouts done. I'm so sick of my weight holding me back in life. I'm the biggest I've ever been. So sick of yo yo dieting!!! I want to succeed. I WILL succeed!! There's still a voice in my head telling me otherwise. :(... Read more
When you're close to your goal weight, it will be a slower loss. Just keep paying attention and tracking everything. Maybe drop your carb number and up your protein a little. My mom figured out that she had to cut out red meat and most bread after 4... Read more
The secret for loosing weight and keeping with it for me is motivational posters. I will read the motivational quotes and when I am feeling low I will go to pinterest and look up fitness motivation or weight loss. The pictures and words lift me up a... Read more
If you gain weight after a vacation or holiday, update tracker w/accurate weight! It's tempting to leave lower weight there. But don't b/c I've learned I lose the weight quicker when I can start using the tracker to show a weight loss, vs leaving it... Read more
Barbara June (ARKPLE)Weight Lost: 142 poundsHometown: Brooklyn, NY What was life like before your weight loss?I gained the weight by not paying attention to my food choices, not weighing in, not moving my body, not putting myself first, no... Read more
Before I started medical school, I noticed something strange about the skin of some of my family members, the ones who were overweight or obese, like I was then.Various folds of skin--on the neck, arms, and legs, among other places--I noticed their s... Read more
M-make short term goals
O-out with the negative thoughts
T-think of why you want it
I-imagine how you will feel
V-visualize the future you
A-acknowledge your successes
T-treat yourself with respect
I-investigate new ideas and foods
O-... Read more
I Read a lot of blogs here that speak of a history of being over weight, being a overweight kid, teenager, young mother, or middle aged parent or grandparent. I was none of the above, as a child I was a skinny short kid with skinned knees and accide... Read more
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