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We can feel we've 'lost motivation' when the real issue is that we don't like what we are doing to reach a goal.
I think that it helps to get into the habit of reading motivational quotes and stories daily, almost as integral as exercise and eating right, because it keeps your mind in the right place. It helps to reach for those thoughts when you feel down, and It reminds me of the quote: "If you feel like quitting, remind yourself why you started."
There are two feelings that I have loved for many years:
I've been using SparkGoodies as non-food rewards for non-scale AND scale victories. I usually pick out a gold star and list why I'm giving it to myself in the comment section. This keeps me from rewarding myself with food!
I have a motivation picture set as the background on my desktop, but I try to spend more time away from my computer since I have a desk job. Setting a transformation picture as my background helps remind me why I need to make healthier choices and push through the exercises.
Easier said than done, right? But the more you focus on what's not progressing as quickly as you hoped, or on a plateau or even on a slip up, the more you'll be tempted to throw in the towel. Shrink it and send it away! Remind yourself that every step forward, no matter how small, is a step in the right direction.
Just had my surgery(gadtric bypass) this past Tuesday at Stanford in California with Dr.Rivas, the team at the hospital stay was awesome, I jjust registered here because I am in need of support eventhough my hubby and family support me is not the same when you speak to people that have being on my same situation, any comments and words are welcome..thanks.