Although the idea of small changes is a fine one, some experts are saying that those people who dive head first and make big changes are more likely to stick with things long term because they're rewarded by results. Even if they don't do everything perfectly, if they do 2/3 of it right, they're still 2/3 of the way ahead.
As for me, to stay motivated, first of all, I try to do what works. I know I have to stay within the recommended calorie range or I will gain weight. I know that cardio just needs to be a part of my life. However, I don't consider exercise to be for weight loss, but for my health. If you exercise, be careful you don't overcompensate with extra calories.
I change things out constantly. I try new food products every time I go shopping, I usually try at least one new recipe a week, I try new fitness options all the time.
I keep a stash of just slightly too small clothes to try on periodically. If they could barely zip last month and this month that zipper slides right up, that's motivation!
If hunger isn't the problem, food isn't the answer.
| Pounds lost: 6.4