YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!
Stay motivated!!!!! If you stay motivated you won’t want to quit!!!!!
Tell people what you are doing! Keep yourself accountable! I do this. Everyone who is close to me knows what I am doing. This blog is to keep me accountable. I don’t like admitting defeat. So it pushes me to continue. I hate telling people “I gained 2 pounds” ouch. It makes me want to continue. It’s embarrassing to tell people that you are losing weight….it’s like admitting you have a problem….trust me, I know firsthand. It’s better afterwards…honest! But it’s a support group on top of it. I lost so much more weight when I wasn’t trying to hide the fact that I was losing weight (I also got far less questioning and alarmed looks). It is essentially a support group. People that will congratulate you when you accomplish something, or encourage you to keep going when you have a slip up.
I’m not telling you to go out and start a website. If you want to, then go for it. If not, don’t force yourself to.
Just tell someone. Anyone.
2. Motivate yourself
There are half a million things that you can do to keep yourself motivated. I have several things help me push forward. I’m a firm believer in working towards a goal. If I don’t have a goal in mind, then I don’t feel the need to do something. It’s just a fact of my life, and my weight loss life is no different.
I find it easier to lose weight when you are working towards something. Other than the ending result of the goal weight.
I like the idea of having things that reflect both the past and the future. I love the idea of people who have buckets full of 5 pound bags of rice, every 5 pounds they lose they add a bag of rice, and they lift it once a month to remind themselves how much weight they had been carrying around. I do wonder what they do with the rice afterwards.
I have a goal jar. Whenever I hit one of my goals I put 10 dollars into a little jar. By the time I hit my goals, I’ll have 400 dollars saved up!
I have my chips (basically little chips that I give to myself whenever I lose a certain amount of weight. I’ll have to explain this better some day).
I have met people who do the bikini picture in the fridge. Or a tattoo.
Anything you can think of that will keep you pushing towards that end result. Find something to motivate yourself with. Set a goal for yourself. I have yet to meet one person that the “motivation method” hasn’t worked for.