This may sound silly, but I've created a weight loss chart that I hung on the wall. I write down how many calories I consumed that day, how many calories I burned through exercise, and every week I enter my weight. I also write down my goal weight for certain deadlines (1st week, 1st month, etc.). There's something about writing everything down on a chart that holds me accountable. Plus it gives me a burst of motivation every time I look at it because I see how far I've come.
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Plateau's are part of healthy and normal weight loss...chart your weight loss and make small changes in anticipation of them. Sometimes it's just avoiding salt, sugar or even something as simple as just drinking a little extra water...point is, it is normal, it is healthy and it is part of your weight loss journey! The more you chart, and in turn learn to anticipate them, the easier it is to overcome the plateau...it may be a matter of weeks or a month BUT it does pass...stay positive!!!
I check off what I have done on my chart on my wall everyday and have an end of day journal that I write in so I can see how much I have accomplished. I have a 6 month chart, that has symbols, a weight chart that goes from week to week, and a measurement chart I do one a month, each ending in 6 month. And anytime I feel low, or like giving up, I just look at what have done, and how far I have come.
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