How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
If you're eating a dinner that's not ideally healthy, try serving your meal in a small cereal bowl - this means your portion will be smaller than if you used a dinner plate and because your eyes see a full bowl, your tummy thinks it's full quicker! Strange but it works
Everyone wants to lose weight, i know. Today, i was complaining about how much i eat and need to cut back, and a total stranger told me, " You look great, be thankful that you even have an appetite to eat, I wish my wife did, but she is dying from cancer".
I have been setting my goals on weight loss not size, i have still only lost 20 lbs (I shouldnt say only cuz I am happy with it.) but have lost 11.5 inches overall
Its hard to alter your lifestyle if you don't think you are worth the effort. Take time every day to write down good things about yourself and the good things you do daily. It doesn't matter if they are physical, mental or spiritual. The deeper you dig, the more you will find you are worthy!
I enter my daily walk BEFORE I do it. It would horrify me to remove it, and I can't lie about it, so once it's entered, it's guaranteed to get done!
Find ways to help others whether it is here on SP on the message boards or teams or in your local community. By doing for others you can feel better about yourself and you take your focus away from dieting.
Put your left palm on the back of your right shoulder. Put your right palm on the back of your left shoulder. Now SQUEEZE really, really, really tight. Hold. Release when you 1) feel better, 2) stop crying, or 3) start smiling. Repeat as necessary.
Think negative-get negative results
I am near my GOAL weight --only a little more than 5 lbs. away! I KNOW it's easy to be anxious about the last pounds before achieving GOAL WT! But I realize it's taken me four months to get down this road--mainly because I'm more disciplined about exercise than food intake--but I'm GETTING THERE...
This could be anything from the loft full of baby items 20 some years old, or the friend who continuously puts you down. My biggest tip for motivation is replace the old that is holding you back with the new! Make friends who are active, get rid of old clothes, baggage and negativity!