No matter where you are on your weight loss journey, it's picture time. Compare it to your before photo. Find the differences in you. See how you've changed. Let that motivate you!!! Then keep taking pictures. Every ten pounds. Once a month. Whatever suits your schedule, but do it! You'll be sooooo motivated! All the changes you miss in the mirror will be there for keeps in the pictures!
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Take a front, side & back picture once a week. Try & stay in the same pose & place but change your clothes around! Name each photo with week & weight.
Save pictures in a folder on your desktop, upload to Spark People or you can even use a picture editor to combine all three pictures side by side & set the current picture as your profile picture on Spark People or set as desktop wallpaper!
The pictures allow you to see your progress in toning & weight loss instead of relying on the scale!
This works better than weekly weigh-ins because you can see the results of your hard work!
Have you ever been scheduled for a family portrait and had to cancel? If you forget to take your weekly picture, you will feel the same way.
One day looking through old pictures i found my former self, beautiful and petite, the way i wish to be now. I took the time to go back and talk to the old me and ask for some of the will power i use to have, she let me borrow some. so now when i see myself, i no longer feel depressed, cause that person in that picture is still in me, I realize that i am my best motivation, i am my best friend. that person in the picture is the real me within!213
When breaking a bad habit, picture yourself doing the right thing. For example, picture yourself getting out of bed, brushing your teeth, and getting right into your workout. Picture it several times and associate it with other everyday cues. It's amazing how much easier it will be to get it done! 306
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