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
I wanted to type up some past history here, but it was dragging on. How do you deal with diet saboteurs?
My husband was overweight when we met and still overweight. This doesn't bother me. He however is self concious but hides behind a mask. He... Read more
Hi my name is Inara. I am trying to lose 100lbs. It has been a week and i lost 7lbs so far. I ate huge meal today. Feeling super guilty. I am not like you guys. I always quit when it comes to weight loss. I dont want that this time. I wanna be health... Read more
Hello, I'm a 49 year old single mom, who decided it was time to lose weight and get back in shape. First time I've used sparks, and find it's helping. Proud of myself as Friday was extremely stressful and I was craving anything fried. didn't give i... Read more
I have mast cell disease which has gotten worse over the past 5 years. I am now on medications which have stabilized my condition to the point I can now look at losing weight. The medications consist of antihistamines, thyroid and H1/H2 antogonists... Read more
I'm a 35 year old Mum of two and although I'm not overweight at 125lbs, I've gained around 24lbs in two years and lost all my muscle and fitness in general. I used to run a lot, lift weights, and was very toned. I now can't fit into any of my jeans,... 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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