Every time you lose weight (in increments of 5 pounds), go to the sporting goods department and actually LIFT the amount of weight you lost. It's extremely motivating! I had a hard time picking up the 25lb weight, let alone 50lbs! :)
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I know it sounds counterintuitive but pretending I am not trying to loose weight seems to be the sure fire way to ensure that I do. I weigh myself only every 2.5 weeks (bigger numbers = more incentive) and force all thoughts of weight loss from my mind. Instead I think about the good I am doing for my muscles, my heart and my emotional well being. Then come weigh-in day the weight loss is like a lovely surprise!
AVOID WEIGHING YOURSELF DAILY! ONCE A WEEK IS BETTER!
Getting on the scale daily can trigger you to move off course when trying to lose weight. Only weigh yourself once a week. I wanted validation daily when i first began my weight loss journey to know psychologically that what i was doing was working. however, over time i realized that my weight fluctuated daily and it started to sabotage my efforts. Weigh yourself weekly and look at how your clothes are fitting.192
If you weigh in more than one time a week, you are sometimes doing more harm than good. The scale can go up and down daily and keeping track of your real weight loss or weight gain is harder if you have too many numbers building you up or bringing you down. Stick to one weigh in day. Post that weight on all your teams, and update it weekly on the day you are suppose to update it on each team. Don't get discouraged, just keep moving!
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