Irene. Two bits of advice I can offer that have helped others is to
1. Aim to lose one measly pound, something we all can do. When you've done that, feel proud then work toward losing the next one pound. Repeated successes builds motivation.
2. Find an image that represents the weight you want to lose. I use 16-pound bowling balls. When I've lost, say, four pounds, I can visualize one-fourth of a bowling ball being cut away. It might be boxes of kitty litter, bags of apples or anything else that you can associate with.
Stay focused, determined and positive.
"Always believe in yourself!"
"Decide to be happy!"
| current weight: 259.0