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try taking your grandchild(ren) to Busch Gardens - and keeping up with him/her/them! THAT has motivated me to really try and get rid of this "holding me down/back" weight once and for all! I just never thought I would be a fat/unhealthy/out of shape grandparent!!
I plan my menus for the week, shop only from my list, and cook all of my healthy meals on the weekends so my DH and I have healthy lunches and dinners ready when we are during the week. I add recipes to my nutrition tracker and track my food every day so I stay within my limits.
If at all possible, work with a personal trainer. I carved out 2 times a month from my budget. It is worth. She always motivates me, gives me new strength exercises to do at home, helps with my form and makes me feel great about strength training.
Purpose is to share goals with people in your inner-circle & solicit written feedback from people who care about you. Primarily from family members & long-time friends, people who would be directly affected by my current or possible future health concerns due to weight would participate.