Loss of Motivation!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

I haven't lost any weight in quite some time. I keep gaining and losing the same 2-3 lbs each week. I'm just not as motivated to lose the weight as I was when I first started Weight Watchers. You would think that looking in the mirror would be enough for me to stick with it. I've lost 40 lbs and need to lose quite a bit more. I'm not sure how to get the fire back!
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    Lisa, I think its the heat wave that has hit and I understand the frustration of not seeing the scale move downwards in a LONG time. I too have felt like I've hit the "wall" but I am determined to either climb, jump, or dig under the darn thing.

    Maybe you should try my new plan for the summer. I am going to go through all my fitness dvds, really look at my home fitness equipment, and make out a rough schedule to follow weekly. The idea will be to change it up each week with what I have on hand. I am determined to continue my outside walking and will try and stick to my interval training but limit it to 2 days out of the week the rest of the time is walking aerobically and getting my step count back up despite the heat.

    You mentioned moving in where there is a pool- look for articles on water aerobic exercises and get in there and do some reps and a few laps.

    Find new ways to relight that spark by either joining an SP fitness challenge or creating yourself a small goal that is based on first fitness. Then a 2nd one on healthy eating with proper portions. 3rd relight your learning with set a goal daily on reading up on fitness and motivation articles. Get my drift.

    This is always my hardest part of the year too but I am determined to forget about the scale's movement and focus on my body's movement. Eventually the scale will move but a lot depends on how you keep it interesting.

    I know you can continue on. emoticon
    2869 days ago
  • JACKIE4019
    All is not lost. You did it before and You'll do it again.
    2870 days ago
    I just got done reading your blog post dated 04/08/11 on how happy you were with loosing 45lbs and what weight watchers have done for you. Your blog was very encouraging and motivating. You may want to go back and re-read what you wrote and remember how happy you were during that time. I'm sure that's just what you need to regain your spark. I'm sure emoticon
    2870 days ago
  • FOST40
    Thanks for the pointers ladies!!! I will start setting obtained goals for myself this summer. I need to change up my game!
    2870 days ago
    Set yourself some SMALL goals. (I will lose 1 lb this week, or 5 lbs by the end of the month) post it on the fridge, make a chart to put check marks or better yet, buy some stickers with stars on them.
    Research has shown that it is very gratifying and motivating to CHECK OFF a list.
    So make yourself a list.
    1. move for 30 min today.
    2. eat at least 4 fruits and veggies today
    3. Eat a low fat breakfast.
    4.wash my car...or mow the grass or something outdoors that will get you moving.
    Make sure they are goals you can ACTUALLY MEET.
    2871 days ago
    I have had the same problem for a year now. But I have committed myself to running. I set a goal of being able to run 5 miles by the end of September. I just reached 3.91 today. That is giving me motivation. The heat that is coming might not help me, but it will allow me to eat lighter, cooler foods. Winter lasted so long this year and it causes me aches and pains, plus wearing layers helps cover up the added weight. Anyway, I am tired of fighting with the same 5 lbs. And I am determined to lose them very soon! Good luck! emoticon
    2871 days ago
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