We've all been there. Seven years ago (crap, time flies!), I got to about 185 pounds and was feeling fabulous. And then I started to slip. I wasn't as good about portion sizes or foods and then before you know it, I'm 268 pounds.
What got me out of my funk and started on Medifast was my health. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. And I knew that my previous pattern wasn't helping, that I needed something big and drastic to get myself healthy.
First of all, pat yourself on the back for realizing how unhealthy you were and coming back onto program. That's not easy!!
When you got started onto Medifast, did you join Take Shape for Life and get a free health coach? My health coach was a big help; we talked almost every week and she was ALWAYS encouraging, cheering me for every small weight loss.
I think the biggest thing, other than my health coach and the money the food costs, that has motivated me is the thought that I deserve good health. I love myself enough to want to make myself healthy.
You said you did lose weight, but not that fast - how many pounds was it? Make sure to congratulate yourself - you did a great job!! Did you take your measurements (hips, waist, neck, etc.)? I take weekly measurements and when I don't see much bump in the scale, I'm almost guaranteed to see a reduction in waist.
Take each little success and make a big deal out of it. So you didn't go to the gym, but you drank a full 64+oz of water. Congratulate yourself! You stuck to program - congratulate yourself!!
(Plus, I've found that after I lost about 50 pounds, that was when I wanted to start exercising - before, I just didn't want to exert the effort.)
"If you really want to do something, you do it, you don't save it for a sound bite"
| current weight: 6.0 over