Motivation is a little bit of a red herring. You have motivation - you want to be trimmer, whether the reason is vanity, health, or something else. If that isn't enough to stop you putting off-plan food in your mouth, then you don't need more motivation - you need to look at why the temptation to put off-plan food in your mouth is outweighing your motivation.
Is it that you're hungry? Is it that you have not adapted your daily routine to account for your new eating plan? Is it that you have tempting snacks around and are having trouble exercising the will to stay away from them? Is it that you're bored? Is it that you're stressed? Is it that your plan forbids foods you really like, and you either don't want to give them up or have not found a way to replace them?
Which answer you come up with - and it's really an answer only you can supply, through examining your feelings and your situation - will determine what the best advice is on how to get past this block. All of us here who have lost a significant amount of weight have been through this "I have no motivation!" and have overcome it through commitment. If you can tell us why and how you are having trouble sticking to your plan, I guarantee you will get loads of good advice on how to set yourself up to get past that block and find the commitment you need to stick to a plan.
High weight: 275 (August 2009) *** Low weight: 155 (October 2012)
Today, working off a partial regain. Current weight: 179.
* Make the best choice I can make, with every choice.
* Remember that the temptation in front of me is not the last of its kind that I will ever see; say "I'll pass today."
* Say "no!" to my whiny inner five-year-old.
Last edited by carter : 08-30-2011 at 11:25 AM.