Losing weight has always been a challenge for me. I lose then gain it back in short order and sometimes gain even more back than I lost when I started. Two years ago I worked a plan and got down to my goal weight and kept it off, but the past 4 months I started gaining back what I lost. I know what I need to do to get back on track, go back to doing what worked for me before, but I really can’t get started and stick with it. I don’t have that same motivation.
Geesh, I wish I could find this elusive thing called motivation and bottle it! I’d be a gazillionaire! Finding motivation, especially where weight loss is concerned, is tough. We love to eat; eating tastes good; it feels good. Often, it soothes over that rough day. Damn, why can’t they make zero calorie cookies! I think there is something genetically mutated in those people who don’t like to eat and are content to crunch on raw vegetables all day. Don’t you? If they had lived in prehistoric times, they’d have all died out. Why then, do we have to put up with their skinny bodies as that unattainable target we’re all supposed to strive for?…oh, how I digress…
Take an honest look at your eating habits to determine what small changes you can make to control your eating. Also, take an honest look at your daily activity and map out a plan for adding more movement in to your day. Decreasing calories and increasing activity is, and always will be, the gold standard for weight loss. Start with small steps, and watch them grow to bigger steps and bigger success! Make your plan for weight loss as unique as you are. Here’s to your all-powerful, all-wonderful, uniqueness!
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- What helped you motivate the last time you successfully lost weight?
- What lifestyle changes to decrease calories did you make that helped you lose weight?
- What lifestyle changes to increase activity did you make that helped you lose weight?
- How was your thinking about your weight different when you were staying on track to now when you’re lacking motivation?
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