Have any of you watched the Biggest Loser??
It is one of my favorite shows. I have watched every single season since day one.
But I did not actually start to eat healthy until this past summer when the show was not even on.
So does the show create motivation? For some people it may. But for me it didn't.
This past season one of the contestants made a comment that while watching the show she would be sitting eating a bowl of ice cream.
Me and Jack would laugh because every time it came on we too would be eating really crappy food.
For one I like the show because I am a reality TV junkie. But I also watched because I liked to see the transformations in hope one day it would give me the motivation to do the same.
So what is it that gives us motivation? I am talking the kind of motivation that finally makes us decide that now is the time to lose weight and get healthy. Is it that model on the cover of your favorite magazine? Or maybe you have an upcoming event like a wedding or a class reunion.
Then you lose some weight. The pounds start to drop off. Then somewhere along the line you lose that motivation. So now what keeps you going?
This is something I am struggling with.
I started out so well. For me my motivation was to be a skinnier and healthier person. That is the gods honest truth. I want to be able to walk into any store and buy what I want. What I like and not what will cover the bulges or what size they happen to have that will fit me.
So I have lost a 1/4 of what I need to lose and I am also losing my motivation.
I was so happy yesterday to see 187.5 on my scale and I knew better then to weigh today after having subway for dinner and I was right. It read 190 !!!! That really sucks. I know it is not permanent but it still sucks.I have done this before and then come weigh day I DO lose a few. Tomorrow is weigh day. So we shall see.
So I have been trying to think of ways to get motivated.
For Christmas me and Jack both got bikes and that is going to be sooooo much fun and it will also be low impact exercise that I can do more then walking and I am sure I can also burn a lot more calories.
Jack is also wanting to lose weight. He typically does not have weight issues. But in the last 7 years he has packed on some pounds because his job is at a desk half the time. He is also getting older and can't keep the weight off as he use to.
So we have taken his before pics. Then I had this idea today to do a challenge and see who gets to 5 lbs first. Then we get a NON FOOD prize.
Of course he wants to wait until after the holidays. So I will give him that. I have no plan on NOT sticking to my program through Christmas.
So what keeps you motivated???