- 1 Post By WillowFae
How do you KEEP motivated?
We all have a trigger that sets us dieting (again) but what keeps you motivated? Is it keeping losing, reaching a mini target, fitting in smaller clothes, that holiday on the horizon?
I started again on Monday after booking a holiday over the weekend. I am desperate to lose at least a stone preferably nearer to two before I go in 14weeks! Easy you say between 1-2lbs a week is do-able, but the problem is can I actually keep motivated for 14 weeks! Last time (only a few months ago) I started dieting and was really good for a month but lost less than 2lbs, fell off the wagon and gained 10lbs.
So, how do I keep motivated, I need your help xx
mini goal 12st by 22 April - mini break
then as close to goal as possible by 31 May - holiday
wk 1 6lb
wk 2 2lb
wk 3 3lb
wk 4 13/4
I find exercise keeps me motivated. After a good workout I actually want to be good and healthy. I also have saturday nights off where I don't count points at all. I don't throw the whole day away, just the evening and eat low food point during the day. And when I am doing exercise I keep thinking that it will buy me beer and a chinese!! I think giving myself a night off once a week stops me feeling deprived and apart from the jubilee weekend when I had more than just saturday night off, I have still lost every week. I do quite a lot of swimming and have a treadmill though.
The clothes do help, and for me I am more motivated than I was in the beginning as I am able to go to any shop now, and it feels amazing. I never want that feeling to go away!
Now a healthy BMI
Lost 4 stone 1lb in 13 weeks on Exante - Now doing Weight Watchers
Weightwatchers loss so far - 2 stone 9lb
- Rep Power
Hi Cheryl, I also have a holiday booked and really want to be able to buy nice summery clothes and feel comfortable in them. This is what i keep reminding myself when i don't feel motivated. I go away in October so i hopefully have time to lose some weight before i go. I have done SW but started WW on Wednesday. I would like to lose at least a stone, maybe two. I know that is a lot of weight but i feel determined this time.
I hope you are successful in your weight loss. Maybe we can encourage each other?
I keep watching things like secret eaters. Supersize super skinny. Fat families etc. always disgusts me and reminds me I have the potential to be that again. Also focus on my kids. They are my main reason x
- Rep Power
Diet: Low Carb
Start Date: 22/06/12
Goal Weight: 11st0lb
Goal Date: 11/06/13 - Holiday!
Bit sad, but I read forums and have my books at all times. I get a bit obsessed to be honest, but it helps me stay on track. Some may think I get too into it, but if this is how I'm going to get fit and healthy then so be it
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