How does one keep being inspired and motivated to keep pushing towards their weight-loss goals?
I guess I'm waiting for push; I can't seem to get motivated. I'm at the highest weight I've been in my life - post-pregnancy 245lbs. I avoid looking at myself in photos. I want to lose weight, but I'm stressed about work and bills which sets off the emotional eating. I can't seem to get motivated. I've made refrigerator magnetics with inspirational quotes, and I've placed a picture of me in a smaller size on the fridge to remind me of my goal. I've honestly thought on more than one occasion about puting a padlock on the pantry because I have such a hard time with self control. I watch my mother, who is also obese, suffer and struggle and I don't ever want to be like that but the reality is that I'm not far from that. I know if I don't change my habits that I will end up just like her and the more I wait, the harder it will be to make these changes. She can't even walk around the neighborhood with me anymore. None of these things seem to help for more than a day even though I want to lose the weight so bad - I want to be able to get up without back pain in the mornings, I want to be able to chase my kids through the park, and I want to fit into my smaller clothes again. How do you keep your motivation strong?
Very pleased with my efforts yesterday. We had chinese leftover from Monday and I separated it into two meals, lunch and dinner. Back at the doctor's office today for a cervical exam, so will walk the two miles there and two miles back again.Been good with foods yesterday and sticking to my plan.
I got a new gym membership last week. I had been working out at home, but needed some me time and better equipment.I'm enjoying it so far. I'm going to a class tonight. I hope it's fun! I worked with a trainer yesterday and learned a ton.I just hope I stay consistent and get this weight off.