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Seeing is Achieving
Picture Weight Loss Success With Visual Cues
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interesting article and comments
So true. Joined SP because they helped me become a visual person for my health.
ive never taken before/after pictures after weight loss. I don't even think about it actually
Great article. I will be re-reading this one!
I like to take photos as I lose weight and feel that I look better in certain clothes... that seems to spur me on.
I was hoping this article would be a bit more in-depth. My main source of motivation right now, is being able to put on smaller and smaller sizes. I love that! I also like to use Model My Diet to make pictures of what I might look like when I'm slimmer. It really helps me to see the future!
Visual cues are important, but I have personally found that a multisensory approach worked best for me. What got me to lose weight was a song that evoked a memory which in turn triggered some powerful emotions. For my visual reference, my husband's "pinup girls" in the "man cave" where I keep my exercise equipment reminded me of what I used to look like when I was young, fit, and healthy, and inspired me to keep pushing myself. Lastly, working out helps me feel myself becoming stronger and fitter, which keeps me motivated.
Gotta try this
I used negative images on my frig needless to say that didn't work. I will try positive images this time.
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