How do you stay motivated and find inspiration to stick with your program?
You didn't get the way you are overnight and you are not going to get back to the way you were overnight. Take baby steps, and keep your goals realistic. Before you know it you will be buying a new wardrobe.
I read that losing 1 lb of fat per week only takes a 500 calorie deficit per day. This can be from reducing calories, exercising more or a combination of both. These are small & attainable changes, resulting in weighing 52 lbs. less in 1 year! Let's not make this harder than it needs to be!
Don't look back...ever. Look forward. You can't do or undo anything that has past. Unlimited possibilities await you in the present and future.
Try to be happy with yourself, no matter what stage you're at in life. Don't obsess over how far you have to go in your goal. Be happy with your daily progress. Be happy with who you are and where you are. It's so much easier to stay motivated if you're happy with how things are going.
Just recently i was craving ice cream ( about 1 gallon) Lol. So, I went to the supermarket and next to it was a Furnishing Store with nicks nacks for the home. I saw the cutest hand held mixer so i bought it. I did not have enough for the ice cream but i got my high off of my purchase.
I have become more motivated to loose weight. The kicker is that I am doing it for myself not for anyone else or to impress anyone .. I am just freaking tired of being fat. Nobody can change that but me .. and its time for the change.
If your spouse is obese and does little or nothing about it, do not let him (or her) affect YOUR plan! Stay on track with diet and exercise and let your Spark community inspire and encourage you to continue!
stick little post its of inspiration in the places where you keep food and it will steer you in the right direction,
I have a friend that serves as a mentor to me. He has lost 30 pounds and attained his goal weight. He knows what it takes and uses this to keep me inspired. He always inquires as to how I'm doing. He gives me good tips and advice or ideas of where to find useful information. He inspires me to ...