I look at 4 sticks of butter and tell myself that this is a pound of fat. When I have only lost one or two pounds, which is a healthy pace, I am proud that I have shaved the equivalent of 4 -8 sticks of fat off my body. A pound of loss is not insignificant!
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It's hard to stay motivated, but accomplishing one small goal makes me feel good. While a one- or two-pound loss may not seem like a big deal (I have almost 200 pounds to lose), lots of little losses add up to big results!
... Competition ... after joining & loving SparkPeople (after a long absence) I am back & working hard to accomplish daily goals ... I am not always the most motivated so I found a way to challenge myself, get the healthy competition I thrive on & help people ... I joined the Pound for Pound Challenge (from The Biggest Loser, www.biggestloser.com) & for every pound I lose they donate a pound of food to a food bank of my choice! I joined a Division group from work, so far there are three of us!
Feeding America teams with the Biggest Loser & local food banks across the US to feed those in need .... www.biggestloser.com for more info or to help!
I picked up a couple of little jars at the dollar store along with some decrative glass beads. I labeled one jar with - pounds to lose and the other jar with - pounds lost. I filled the first jar with as many beads as pounds I need to lose. Now whenever I lose a pound I move a bead into the pounds lost jar. I sit the jars on my bathroom counter and it is really motivating to want to fill up my pounds lost jar!
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