Having trouble staying motivated... any ideas?

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familychef

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Posted: 01 May 2012, 01:53
yeah so... I've been on and off my diet for the last couple months. Any idea to help keep motivated?
oceanroses

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Posted: 01 May 2012, 06:03
I made a morning ritual, where I sat down, and imagined my slimmer self, what I would feel like, what I would wear and so on. Kind of started my breakfast off more motivated and helped me get through the day too.
People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
George Bernard Shaw

Terrylm1

Joined: Feb 12
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Posted: 01 May 2012, 07:47
I have a pair of my old jeans and a picture of myself (during my brief period of skinny days) hung on my closet door, and another skinny me pic taped to the fridge.
mars2kids

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Posted: 01 May 2012, 08:55
I don't know if you've already done this, but write down some small goals. Whether they be weight or otherwise and try to stick to them. I found that last year when I had the goal of losing a few pounds by vacation that I stuck with it, but then after vacation I faltered. So, now I'm back and have set some small goals for myself to keep a date in mind and keep my motivation up. Another goal I've made has to do with the DVD's I workout with. I am using the Insanity DVD's right now and want to be able to do more every week, so that keeps me motivated to work hard. A reward system is also motivating. Being able to buy some new clothes when you reach a goal, or a small kitchen appliance, take a trip, or whatever you want. You've obviously worked to lose the 19 lbs. that show here, so you can do this! Good luck!!
Goals for 2014:
Complete Couch to 5K- DONE!!!
Sign up for and complete a 5K- DONE!! 35 mins.
Plan at least 3 outings with the family that involve being active- 2 done
posterd3

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Posted: 01 May 2012, 10:00
I know i get unmotivated when I am too tired, hungry or lonely. Get some rest, eat healthy and hang out with buddies. Good Luck!
Heidijoy

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Posted: 01 May 2012, 10:32
I am rewarding myself with a vacation to Hawaii when I lose 50 lbs. it is actually easy to save for this since I am not eating out so much while on the diet. I am so excited to go and imagine the cute new swimsuit I will buy!
I am not losing weight. I am gaining health. Since April 24, 2012:



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