Thursday, January 24, 2013
What keeps you motivated? Is it the pretty dress in the closet that you want to wear but can't yet? Your other half? Your kids? Or maybe you really just want to look good? I've read countless of articles and testimonies and they all say it's good to make a list of things that motivate you so you never forget.
1) I'm 18 years old for crying out loud! I have a whole life ahead of me and I don't want health problems due to my weight to be part of my future.
2) I just started college and crap do I want to impress. I'm looking around for that perfect guy and I really want for him to want to look twice when he sees me.
3) I saw these pair of jeans at the store the other day and I really wanted them so I bought them two sizes too small. Now I have to lose weight if I want to wear them.
4) All in all, I just don't want to be the fat girl anymore. People don't always say things out loud but I can see it in their eyes, they're judging. And then when someone does say something, it hurts... a lot.
SP community has helped me a lot too. It's great to get that little extra bit of support. I think nothing motivates me more than the "good job" I get from members when I've made progress. It makes me want to keep going because I feel like real people are actually taking notice of my success.
Everyone's list is different but the end result is the same, when you step on that scale and the numbers get smaller... well there just isn't any better feeling in the world.
What's your list?