Sure, I know I need to get rid of a few pounds. But letting go of some foods at certain times can make me feel deprived,sad, or angry. I shift my vision from what I am losing and instead focus on what I am getting. I remind myself, "I am getting... - more convenience because the body works better with less weighing me down - more ease and fun because I feel more comfortable in every social situation - more harmony because the body and mind connection flows much better - more time because I can find what I need in my closet, because I will be able to wear everyhing in there. In this case, LESS (on the body) is definitely MORE (quality of life)
Hugs and wishing you many days of success!
Edited by: BLEVERETT1 at: 2/10/2009 (20:42)
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Staying motivated can be an area of difficulty for everyone. I think the asking for help and saying you want this really bad are good signs. To keep you motivated I think you need to find what works for you. Try to find some support from family and friends, someone who will help you push yourself but will not let you beat yourself up too bad especially if there are some set backs. You need to find what support works best for you but often when others help you with your goals it is better than doing it alone. Also find what works for you in terms of exercise, find things that you enjoy doing dancing, hiking, whatever it is and make it fun. I also find that I need to change things up, if I do one thing for too long I get bored and won’t stick to it but changing it up and doing different things helps keep it interesting. If you are a visual person sometimes things like putting a picture of yourself somewhere that you will see often will help you stick to changes. This may not work for everyone and could be depressing for some but I know some people who have put a picture of themselves on the fridge to help remind them to choose healthy foods and why they are doing what they are doing and it has worked well. I’m also a big supporter of rewarding yourself for the things you have accomplished. Rewards could be in the form of food (just don’t undo everything you have worked for) but they don’t have to be it could be a day out somewhere you have really wanted to go, buying yourself something you have been wanting for a while, taking a day off from everything, whatever it is that you want. Staying motivated is often a personal thing and you really need to find what works for you, but we are here together to help each other so you are never alone on this journey and help is never far away. Hang in there!
this was given to me to help me through some difficulties.............maybe it can help you too............
If something is important enough to you, you will find a way. If it is not, you will find an excuse. Often, difficult circumstances can challenge you, but they cannot stop you. Only you can stop you.
Others can give encouragement, can teach you and help you or they can hold you back. Only you can decide what to do with it all and what to make out of what you've been handed.
There are some roads that lead to success and others that lead to despair. The path you are on depends entirely on the path you have chosen.
Whether you see your life filled with beauty and positive possibilities, or whether you see no hope at all - Your own perception will turn out to be a self fulfilling prophecy. So which one will You choose to see?
The world which you choose to experience and the world you choose to live in is precisely the world where you will be in.
The choice is yours. you can do it.............believe you can............and you will............ blessings and hugs.................lita
“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.”
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
I just can't seem to stay motivated. I want this weight to come off so bad. I know it will take time, I know that I didn't put it on overnight and can't expect to lose it overnight but I'm getting so discouraged. What can I do to stay motivated?
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