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cathrynjtaylorcathrynjtaylor Member Posts: 8 Member Member Posts: 8 Member
Always struggle with motivation. I can be really focused and then lose all motivation

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  • Neil7905Neil7905 Member, Premium Posts: 179 Member Member, Premium Posts: 179 Member
    Always have a goal!!
  • ShortgirlrunningShortgirlrunning Member Posts: 992 Member Member Posts: 992 Member
    Things that help me stay motivated:
    - Breaking up your goal into mini-goals
    - Have non-weight related fitness goals to work on
    - Daily Weighing (I use Happy Scale to get a moving average)
    - Following a workout program
  • Dogmom1978Dogmom1978 Member Posts: 255 Member Member Posts: 255 Member
    Daily weighing depresses me. I weigh in weekly, same time and date and measure once a week on a different day than the weigh in. Weigh in for me is Saturday, but my measuring day fluctuates between Wednesday’s and Thursday’s.

    I keep motivated by focusing on how much better I feel when I eat better and lose weight.
  • HeidiCooksSupperHeidiCooksSupper Member, Premium Posts: 3,653 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,653 Member
    In contrast to @slunburg, daily weighing is what keeps me on track. Weekly weighing and I start acting on bad thoughts like, "Oh, I can eat that today! I'll make up for it over the next few days." Yeah, ha! I'm lying to myself and years of experience confirms it.

    So, DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. It may take trial and error to find it but that's okay.
  • Dogmom1978Dogmom1978 Member Posts: 255 Member Member Posts: 255 Member
    Yes, it’s important to know that there is no one size fits all. Some people struggle with portion control on certain foods so may choose to eliminate them completely. I would fail if I couldn’t still eat what I love.

    Everyone is motivated by something different, so you need to find what you’re passionate about. Maybe you love running or hiking. I love proving my husband wrong (he said I wouldn’t stick with the gym).
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