What motivates you?
I have found the community here pretty darn motivating the last few days. I hadn't really tried to engage until very recently and my motivating is really high right now. I'm also participating in a friendly weight loss contest at work they're calling The Biggest Loser. Everyone pays $10 and then we pay $1 a pound if we gain. If you don't gain or stay the same, you don't pay anything extra. Whoever has lost the most weight at the end of the contest wins all the money.
What do you do to reward yourself?
I have my goals and rewards listed on my spark page. They're things like, a $20 gift certificate to Amazon. I guess I could get anything with that but what I had in mind was a couple books for my Kindle. I haven't set any of my goals as food or as being food related. I've put a few small trips as rewards because I love to travel and see new places.
Do you set mini goals?
Yes, currently my goal is to lose a BMI inch roughly every four to five weeks. That goal is extremely moderate but I'm happy with it.
Do you feel guilty when you reward yourself for reaching a mini goal or re-energized?
Absolutely not. I'm pretty handy with the "Ugh, I'm so FAT!" "OMG, I look terrible!" stick. I don't think it's at all a bad thing to be just as handy with the carrots... as long as I'm not rewarding myself with food.
What can others do to help motivate you?
Talk to me. Give me suggestions about how to fight cravings or plateaus. Things like that. I love to cook so a new healthy recipe suggestion is nice. Just engaging socially with a group of people with similar goals and challenges is motivating. We're social creatures and like to know we're not alone.
What's the most motivational blog you've read recently?
I find my sister KCathy's blog both motivational and amusing. I lose my breath laughing so often I'm pretty sure I'm burning calories reading it.
And anything else you can think about motivation!
Well, I love the word. I used to live in Slovakia and I had a friend who LOVED the word motivation but he pronounced it with a Slovak accent so it came out motiwation. Everytime I read or hear motivation I hear Peter's voice and smile.
Other than that, I like focusing on the positives and encouraging others. I find that I never motivate myself as much as when I'm trying to motivate another person.
I'm just like any other person. I buckle my straight jacket one buckle at a time.
| Pounds lost: 21.0