I was thinking about motivations and wondering what drives each of us. So I thought I'd ask: What's your favorite part about losing weight? I'm talking about when you actually DO see the pounds coming off, not all the frustrating bits - though there are plenty of those to talk about!
- things like watching your BMI drop, or watching the numbers on the scale get lower, or feeling your clothes fitting looser, or feeling your collarbones getting defined, etc.
This was prompted when I was doing a BMI calc for someone else, and out of curiosity calc'ed my BMI with weight of 190 (official weigh-in this past week), then with weight of 188 (what the scale said this afternoon). The BMI went from 29.8 to 29.4. Sounds like not much but it looked really wonderful! It got me thinking, wanting to watch as that number decreased week by week (or month by month, or whatever) until it was in the healthy range again.
So what motivates you? What's the best indicator of progress for you?