So as you all know I struggle MAJOR BIG TIME with keeping motivated to eat right and exercise. I do really well for a while, and if I'm lucky I lose 10 pounds, then I'm off on another bing for months and gain it back....
The 2 times in my life that I have become REALLY REALLY motivated have been when I've had a crush, and want to lose weight and look my best around whoever he may be in hopes of gaining their attention. I know it sounds weird, and I shouldn't be losing weight for anyone except myself, but its the truth. I've only done really really really well dieting twice in my life, and all the years of dieting, and thats been the huge motivator.
Well I've come upon something new.
I developed a crush on a guy (one of my best friends) several months ago. Finally a couple months ago, I kicked it into major gear thinking if I lost weight he'd become interested in me. Much to my surprise he was already
interested in me! We've been dating for a few weeks now, and its going very well. I'm beyond excited! (at nearly 22 years old and FINALLY I've got a boyfriend!).
Well here's the problem. I've become SO happy in the last few weeks, sitting on cloud 9, that I've "let myself go" - kinda - You know when you're really happy, its hard to not eat the junk food? Its hard to get up earlier and exercise. I can almost hear that little tiny voice saying "why work so hard? you've got him. he likes you for who you are. be happy". But I'm not happy. I want to be thin and healthy.
I don't know if I'm posting this because I need to just vent, or if I need advice. Is there anyone else here who has felt this or gone through this before?