I have lost the next pound to begin the second half of my journey. So much of my healthy lifestyle has become a habit that I didn't want to become complacent so I thought a while and came up with some new goals. In order to keep myself on track I made a motivation board to remind me of the things I want to do and the things that have put me in the place that I am today. Which is a good place, so it isn't all bad.
I have put a photo of my board here so that everyone can see what I'm about and it might also inspire someone to make their own if they haven't already.
The hot air balloon, the motor bike and the horse are there to remind me that I will be able to ride them when all of my weight is off. I wouldn't attempt to mount any of them at this weight as I am certain that someone will pass comment about how heavy I am . At the weight I want to be I am certain that I will achieve these goals.
The fat is to remind that it is as unattractive on the outside as it is when dolloped all over my body on the inside. It also reminds that healthy fats are acceptable from time to time.
The plate of prawn and avacado salad reminds me that I can indulge in avacados (my favourite fruit) as long as eat them sensibly and not too often!
The fairground ride is something I want to enjoy again with the youngsters in my family. I haven't been on a ride since I was in my teens and I can't wait for the day I can step onto the waltzer again.
Tucking- in. At the waist and into my boots. That is something I have never done before, even as a child and a teenager I was too fat to tuck in.
The words 'Beauty from within.' simply reinforce the message to myself that I am more than just a fat woman.
The deck chairs are something that I am looking forward to using again. I was about sixteen years old the last time I sat in one and even then some joker made a comment about breaking it. As I live at the seaside I look forward to hiring a deckchair and sitting in it comfortably on the beach, reading a book and maybe having a picnic lunch. The red deckchair has some writing on it which says ' Calm down, carry on.' Good advise!
The words 'Kick that inner critic', will be a constant reminder NOT to beat myself up if/when I plateau or God forbid, have a gain!
A massage is something I will have as a reward at 80lbs lost.
The small words at the side of the massage picture say ' my world, my style' and that just about sums me up. I like to be different and not fall in with the status- quo.
And finally, the words in the centre are copied from another sparkers board. When I read it I think of it as a mantra.
I WILL vizualise!
I WON'T stop!
I WILL go 2 the top!
I WILL celebrate my life every day!
I KNOW my dreams are on the way!
Thank you to that sparker for sharing those words.