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!
More than 52 things to try to lose a pound (or more) a week in these two articles from Prevention Magazine. Pick one to try this week. I'm doing Phone-ercise (cleaning, doing laundry, and pacing while blabbing on the phone)
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
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