I hear ya! I find it difficult to keep myself motivated too. I have about 100 lbs to lose, and have been working on the same 6 since January. When I am consistent it is great, but I let life (job, kids, whatever) get in the way. I am trying something new this time. I took a 'start' picture and wrote down my measurments on it. Each month I am going to do another pic and measurments. That way I can see the differences and don't have to rely on the scale. The scale is what kills my motivation. I work and work and work and then step on the scale and gain 2 lbs.
This way I can see progress and who cares what the scale says. My weight will figure itself out as I lose inches is what I am figuring and having a visual will also keep me motivated. I am putting these pics on the inside of my medicine cabinet so every morning when I get ready for my day I see them and am reminded to make conscious decisions about my eating and my movement.
I saw a story by someone a number of months ago when I was surfing different sites that really brought it home. She stood in the bathroom and took pictures of herself in the mirror. It was amazing to see her body change over time and because she was doing it through exercise and eating right when she posted a pic of her next to her 'thin' friends - even though she weighed 20+ lbs more than they did she looked better than they did. I wish I remember where I saw that blog.
Not sure if that helps you, but I am tired of losing and then gaining it all back. I remember what it felt like to be my goal weight (even though it has been over 19 years since I was there) and I want that feeling back.
Be Patient, yet persistent. Don't expect results overnight. Take it one step at a time. Let nothing stop you! You will get where you want to go.
Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?
With every decision you make and with every action you take, you can make your life healthier and brighter!
| current weight: 244.6