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!!!
today when i was looking at my weigh-in chart, i thought it would be great to set this graph as my computer desktop background. I happen to spend a lot of time in front of computer, and i figured seeing my progress would be a great motivator. (or if my weight loss happens to not progress as it should - seing the graph every time I look at my screen would alert me and remind me that i need to work harder). I plan to update the chart every week or so to keep it current.
I downloaded my weigh-in data into excel file, created a chart, saved it as an image and set it as my desktop background. (this of course requires some computer skills) 17 you can see an example in my blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3844187
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