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Every time I feel myself wandering I remind myself that I am losing weight for me and that I deserve it. In the past I had low self-esteem and some of those bad habits are still aound, I have to remind myself that I deserve to look good and feel great as much as anyone else does
I keep in mind that THIS moment matters. Can I capture it with a good choice? Yes! I just did! Now how about *this* moment? YES! Another one! One at a time, I capture moment after moment and before I know it, I have captured an hour. Hour after hour of good moments results in a great day captured!
I find that being on a team for a challenge a good thing. There's accountability, as well as goals to be met. Other people are counting on me to do well, & I don't want to let them down. I know that each other member is working hard as well, & there is the built in motivation to help the team win.
aside from the support you receive in everyday life, you have a giant support system and accountability partner in sparkpeople. recording all of your workout and nutrition info for the day is a great way to stay on track and see your progress. it's motivating to see where you've come from.
I wrote myself a letter about why I decided to lose weight and the reason why it's important to me. I eliminated all the reasons from other people, my doctor, my dear spouse, my mother etc and left only those reason that I came up with.
I joined a gym for a discount because they want to use me to advertise! Now I'm accountable to a gym for my weight loss and exercise! I have to go a minimum of three times a week to stay in the contract. Talk about motivation!
I love to take pictures of everything that inspires me! From me making a healthy meal, my husband working out with me, or the scale! Anything! Post it up on a Motivational board so you always remember why you're doing this!