How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to change.
Write down your successes and 'Little Victories.' Have someone take full length pictures of you and take your measurements on a regular basis. Write about how you feel when you can fit into a smaller size, or walk and extra mile.
I always want to snack at work. Vending, snack shack, whatever. But I've found that if I sit for even 3 minutes and just write whatever comes to mind, never stopping, I get over the "hunger" for snacking faster.
Waging war against an ATTACK?- Journal! Carry a little note book everywhere. Keep at bedside at night. Bariatric Specialist said, “DON’T change anything you’re doing! JUST CASUALLY - MATTER OF FACTLY - WRITE IT DOWN.
Reading the SparkPeople book regularly is a real motivator and as a result I am coming to this site more and more, getting ideas and thinking more and more what I am eating..
A real reward for me even though it's all in my head is visualizing a huge crowd that includes my family & friends who are waiting for me to cross the finish line as I complete a hard race, summit a mountain, hike to the top of Pinnacle Peak with a 40 pound pack. A band is playing patriotic music
My hubby and I love our alone time and I love to look sexy for him. When ever I feel the urdge to snack or if i feel like skipping a day on exercising I just think of my hubby and how good i feel aabout myself as islowly shed the pounds just from making small changes in my everyday routne
I smile every time I think about going to the gym after work. I don't get down and think, "Man, I HAVE to go to the gym...". I smile and think to myself, "Man! I GET to go the gym today! Woot! (little fit pump of success ).
I find the help and support the sparks people diet to be the best I have been on. I find that when I feel that I am alone that is when I do the most damage to my healthy eating plan.