How do you motivate yourself?

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  1. chickyb16

    chickyb16 Full Member

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    I have a ringbinder and in it I've lots of motivational stuff. I've printed articles from the slimming world website, comments friends and family have said to me, pictures of myself each stone I lose so I can see the difference and pictures of clothes that I want to be able to wear but can't.

    I also keep a diary and when I read what I felt like when I started to the way I feel now, it keeps me going.

    How do you keep going when it's a tough time?
     
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    littlemissnaughty Gold Member

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    I recently went on a cruise, so I brought a very expensive, very posh dress in a size too small. I hung the dress on the front of my wardrobe so I could see it every day. I brought it 4 months before I went away so had plenty of time to get into it.

    It worked a treat, it helped me keep motivated all the time. Unfortunately I had to get the dress altered at the last minute because I had lost too much weight!! It made me feel great :D
     
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    I tend to need something to be motivated for like a holiday. You know something or somewhere which means i want to wear really nice things and not be repulsed by my chubby bits xxx
     
  5. Eternalflame

    Eternalflame Excited about the new me!

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    Looking at where I started, and where I want to be. I get involved in challenges on here, make mini targets that are achievable, but not too easy and exercise too. Also find that new recipe's really help me stay interested. x
     
  6. Shrinking_Bev

    Shrinking_Bev Likes to eat.........alot

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    At the moment, I just look at all the lovely clothes in my wardrobe that don't fit me! lol
     
  7. Fatty_no_more

    Fatty_no_more Slimming for my children

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    mine is my son simple.

    Basically i breastfeed and had a lot of trouble and it was really hard but i stuck to it. I asked hubby why i couldnt have that determination with slimming so he said why dont you do it for him? and i honestly havent looked back.
    Hes 21 weeks now and i hope when he is 21 he will be proud of me. :)
     
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    I also look at all my unworn clothes that i'd love to get into
     
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    each little target i have is motivational - i have 3.5lbs to get my next little sticker!

    each of the stickers is another step closer to where i want to be - slimmer!!!!

    i also would love to SOTW one day....ive NEVER done it and ive been doing SW for over 6 months! one day i will rock that sticker and take the fruit basket! haha! x
     
  10. Shrinking_Bev

    Shrinking_Bev Likes to eat.........alot

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    LOL Ellebear!
     
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    do you have visions of me robbing the basket? haha! x:8855:
     
  12. IanH

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    I don't have a ring binder, but i have my blog website - which i look back on when i'm struggling. I also keep reminding myself of what i can do now that i couldn't do before. and those personal challenges - i don't pay too much attention to the awards - but i have my little personal ones. I'm 1lb off my next one (drat - wanted it last week) - and that's to be half my starting size. I will do that this week. After that - there's only one left - to call target - by the end of June i hope.
     
  13. Claireybella

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    My friends are my motivation! Seeing them losing their weight and sticking to it makes me do it and want to do it too!

    It's also for my boys cos I wanna be their Yummy Mummy and not a Fatty Mummy!!:) My eldest put his arms round me earlier and was amazed cos he could reach all the way round and told me I was skinny!!:D
     
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    Fatty_no_more Slimming for my children

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    that just made me cry! :rolleyes:
     
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    Aaaww, sorry!
     
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    I'm trying an SAS log this week. I am at the top end of my target range at the moment and I want to get back to target (or maybe even under).

    I was a massive sceptic about SAS logs so it'll be interesting to see if I can keep it up. It's helped today as I've identified some potential danger areas (the goodies in the cupboard are now hidden away and I've cut up 2 melons and a pineapple to make it quicker and easier to dish up) and if nothing else it's also acting as a food diary and I always lose weight more easily when I'm being honest and writing everything down.

    I also looked at my 2008 holiday photos today taken when I was 2 stone heavier, we're going to the same place with the same friends this year and I'm not going to look like that this year!!
     
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