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. How do I get motivated to lose weight
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 and, at least temporarily, makes us feel better.
Can you remember what sparked your motivation the last time you lost weight? That may be a place to start. You’ve heard of people who have that class reunion or wedding coming up that sparks their weight loss. Do you have an event coming up where you’d like to look and feel differently? Find that spark to get you started and you’ve made it halfway toward your goal.
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. Make your plan for weight loss as unique as you are. What worked for someone else may not work for you, but that magic formula for weight loss is out there waiting for you to get started. Start with small steps, and watch them grow to bigger steps and bigger success. You can do it!
I searched The Joan Jerkovich Show archives for Podcasts of callers who’ve struggled and found success with weight loss. Watch and listen and you may find the spark that you need to get started!
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• What helped you motivate the last time you successfully lost weight?
• What lifestyle changes to decrease calories and 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?