How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
It seems like we can all see and appreciate the successes in others, but what about your own successes? Do you acknowledge how great you are when you eat grilled chicken instead of a cheeseburger with fries? What about each glass of water you drink? Each bite of fruit or veggie? Success is yours!
Each morning I write a list of things that make me smile. I write one thing for each year I have been alive. I keep the list in my calendar and when I am feeling less then motivated I take it out and remind my self of the reasons I have to smile!
Know that each day you stay within your calorie range, no matter what the scale shows, you have used a little of your fat stores, and that's what really matters!!
When the scale refuses to move (as it sometimes will), change your focus from your weightloss goal to non-weightloss goals such as exercising x days a week, drinking x glasses of water a day etc. This is where your spark streaks come in handy. The pounds will come off as a side effect.
I bought a new, smaller belt when I started having success. The tightened belt reminds me that I am full and I should not give up.
Depression is a horrible disease to fight. Debilitating, it destroys your self image. It makes you Not Want to leave your bed or your bedroom or take a shower. It won't do any good anyway. When you're there, have a note-book at your bedside and list what you couldn't do today. When your meds start
I have a life list as I understand life is too short not to enjoy and be happy. I've listed places I'd like to visit (as I enjoy traveling) and decided at least do one big trip a year; one overseas and one within the U.S. as there are some beautiful places right here at home.
The best motivation I have found is learning to love myself today, where I am now. If I really love and value myself as I am, I'll do what is needed to take care of myself.
Real weight loss only happens once your body becomes your highest priority.
Stop stressing out over the scale and recognize just how far you have come. Whether it is eating better, exercising or parking a little bit futher so you can walk more. Know that change takes time and with time there will be change.
I have to tell myself that EVERYDAY!