When I get stuck at a plateau, I try to find a new way to remind myself how far I've come and it inevitably helps me refocus and re-energize my efforts. Here are some things I've done: 1. Fill a backpack with weights to match how much weight I've lost. Carry it around for a few minutes, and realize how much pressure I've taken off my body. 2. Over the course of a week (or more), walk a mile for every pound I've lost and track it. 3. Write my number on the bathroom mirror in lipstick.
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This is very important because it easy to slide back into old habits, but if you can pick up your journal & REMIND YOURSELF of the TREMENDOUS PLEASURES you get FROM FEELING, YOUNG, HEALTHY, & ENERGETIC, you won't want to go backwards, trust me!
Take Pride in How Far You've Come And Have Faith in How Far You Can Go! Bob on Biggest Loser
At the start of your weight loss journey, take pictures of yourself. As your progress, every six months or so, take updated photos of yourself. By taking photos of yourself, this serves as a reminder of how far you've come as well as how far you still have to go.
Take pictures of yourself - with a minimum amount of clothing - once per month. The first time may not be so much fun - 24 - but each month after that shows real, in-your-face progress, even when the scale may not. Plus, once you reach your goal, those pics are a great reminder of how far you've come!
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