I agree, I think that a ticker saying how many days/months, etc., would be great. You can of course look at past history on your weight chart but actually "seeing" it daily would be a motivator, especially if you gained a few pounds over Christmas and are feeling discouraged.
Daily affirmation: * I am a good person, and I deserve respect. * I choose to respect myself today by refusing to engage in verbal or emotional self-abuse. * I have been successful at many things I have set out to do, and I can learn to do better at the things that give me problems. --Dean Anderson
We become what we want to be by consistently being what we want to become each day. --Richard G. Scott
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My inspiration and motivation comes from "paying it forward". When I reached my goal weight I went to work for Weight Watchers. Have now worked as a leader 3 years...and love how fired up it keeps me about this healthier lifestyle.
I agree on your position of how difficult it can be when the "thrill of the chase" is over with.
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GREAT idea! Losing weight is the easy part for most. Keeping it off is the trickiest! The compliments are gone (WOW...you are looking great) and the fun of getting on the scale to see how much you've lost is gone. I think you are presenting a wonderful idea!
"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."
This is a small issue in the scheme of things, but I wondered whether anyone has come across any SP awards or rewards for maintenance or could suggest any ways of keeping us on track with little formalised bits of encouragement. I've blogged about this today (This Time It's Forever)and wonder if anyone else misses the 'thrill of the chase' of weight loss.
I wondered whether some sort of ticker showing time within a maintenance range might be motivating or does anyone have other suggestions? (I'm also posting this in the At Goal and Maintaining Team, so apologies for double posting).
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