I think maybe one of the most important things to get yourself back on the right track is to forgive yourself. Stop beating yourself up, and even more importantly, stop the negative self talk. Only you can provide the motivation for yourself, but if you think you're weak, or if you feel awful about your body, then why is it even worth your time let alone anyone else's?
Show yourself some compassion. I personally couldn't begin this journey until I dropped the negative self talk. I called myself a nasty pig, a fat B---, any negative things, you name it! I think at one point I truly hated myself for letting myself get to the point I was at.
Start by reminding yourself that you are in fact worth your time. No one else is going to care if you lose weight or not-I know all my family always says "You're fine, you don't need to change a thing". They won't like me any less if I do or don't! I had to realize that it was all up to me. No one else can be as motivated for myself as I am. Others aren't going to live with the results of my decisions, so why should they have to be responsible for my weight loss?
The second thing to do is remind yourself that you've done this once, so you can definitely do it again-no matter how frustrating it is to have to do so. Start small. Even if that wasn't your method before (which could be part of why you gained back the weight, if you were doing a quick fix), starting slow will give you a chance to adjust, and build healthy habits.
You can do it, but the motivation absolutely has to start with you.
Don't ever let anyone else tell you who you can be
| Pounds lost: 9.0