I'm still struggling with motivation myself and can't seem to kick into gear at all but I found this today which sparks some thought:
Emotional Weight Loss Plateau or Portal to Change?
By Dr. John H. Sklare
Friday, December 23, 2005
You have been doing great with your new healthy lifestyle. You have been eating well and exercising daily when, out of nowhere, you hit an emotional plateau, don’t seem to care about eating healthy and can’t seem to find the will to continue. Does this sound like you today? If so, please do read on! There is a constant struggle going on inside your head, between who you are and who you want to be. It’s that internal tug-of-war between those two feuding parts of yourself (which I call the Responsible Adult and the Irresponsible Child) that is at the very heart of your emotional weight loss plateau or what I like to call your “emotional plateau."
This “emotional plateau” begins when the CHILD, after a period of being kept at bay, begins to reassert him or herself. “Not caring” is not a thought that the “Responsible Adult” would even consider. This is clearly a thought that belongs to the “Irresponsible Child” and it is clear evidence of the inner child maneuvering to regain control. Which part wins this battle (the Adult or the Child) will determine the eventual outcome of your quest for a more fit body and a healthier life.
So, if you find yourself in a weight loss plateau, please note that this is a very important and significant place that you are in right now. This very emotional place where you find yourself, at this very moment, is actually a portal. It’s a portal to one of two places. If you cave into the demands of the “Inner Child," you will find yourself in very familiar territory. You will return to the past and fight the same fight you have been fighting for years. However, if you persevere and listen to the logic and caring of your “Inner Adult," you will find yourself much further down the Yellow Brick Road. So, when viewed in this way, what you thought was an “emotional plateau” is actually a portal of opportunity. If you can REFRAME this situation in that context, you can change your life and reclaim your body. Make it happen! I believe in YOU!!
Wishing You Great Health!
Dr. John H. Sklare