Hi halifax honey!
This past week was my first week of having control of myself. I say control because I would be lying if I said everyday wasn't a small battle in the war on this fat. I really have moments where I have to stop and talk to myself and pep myself up about it, or come here and look at the tickers and chat with the girls (and maybe a few guys).
For motivation I have started using several tools.
*One of the first things I did was hang up clothes that I want to wear someday. Things in the size I am striving for. I look at them when I feel weak.
*I have been coming here daily for a good dose of reality and motivation. Thus far probably my most valuable tool.
* I plan out what I will eat- and what excersise I will do daily. My day is not over until I have excersised. Regardless if I make a slip-up on the diet.
* When the moments come where that voice says "what's the point?!" I tell it to "shut up!" and think about what I might look like smaller and more toned. Able to breathe better. Having lower blood pressure. My doctor's reaction when she sees how I have tried to follow her advice, my family and friends reactions who haven't seen me in ages, being happy with myself, not having to cover up behind "fat clothes".... it goes on and on. Anything to shut out that illogical voice that wants so badly for me to give in.
It really takes control. And remember, it is a war on fat. If you lose a battle one day, pick up your musket and march on. It ain't over 'till it's over
. And even then, it will go on because we will maintain our new found frames.
Best of luck yo you!