Setting a specific goal for myself helped me to start & continue to lose weight. and motivate me for over a year.
I had lived out of the country for a while. When I left I was VERY skinny.
Over the intervening 40 yrs. I had gained 110 lbs. I wanted to go back for a visit, so I set a goal of losing at least 80 of that. I am traveling next month. As of yesterday, I had lost 85 lbs, and probably can lose a few more before I leave. (click title to continue)
I'm not sure if I could have managed it without that goal. So decide when you want to wear a bathing suit again. Make plans to visit an old flame and decide how great you will look. Buy a great little dress you want to fit into by next spring. Set a goal and keep your eyes on it. Don't flinch!
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Setting mini goals and deadlines based on upcoming events is motivating.
I like to dangle carrots in front of me to keep me going in the right direction. Good carrots for me are, upcoming social events, like family reunions and weddings. Sometimes it's just knowing I'm going to see someone I don't see very often. Hope it helps you too!306
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