After graduating high school, I dropped 50 lbs by counting calories and walking daily for exercise.
I'm 28 now and I've kept the weight off for 9 years, but over the last year I gained 20 back! YIKES!
I've been trying to lose it again, getting back on track counting calories, but I find it SO hard to stick to it this time around! I'm fine for about a week, then I wander off and before I know it I'm back to junk food and chocolate chocolate chocolate.
I know how to eat: 5 times a day, healthy snacks all day, a small healthy dinner at night. Protein, protein, protein. Saturday is my day off to give in to cravings and eat what I want. it's what I did before and it worked fine. I don't stay hungry throughout the day, I just get cravings for unhealthy things and give in. My train of thought is "I'll do better tomorrow, I'll do better tomorrow" but if I keep that up I'll be 200 lbs by summer!
Today (New Years Day) was the first day of getting back on track. I did fine today, kept my meals total under 1300 calories. But sticking to it for the next several days is the chore. Once I see results, I have no issue sticking to it. It's just sticking with it long enough to see results that's the issue for me.
How do you guys stay motivated? Maybe someone would want to be my butt-kick coach that keeps me on track and I could do the same for them? Any tips or feed back is much appreciated!
| current weight: 151.0