Post # 1
And it really made me realize how much weight I’ve gained in the past 4 years! Ugh.
Ive been really good lately about sticking to my weight watchers plan and exercising.Slowly I am losing weight.
But last night, FI came over after work and surprised me. He ordered some junky food and (sigh) I had my own helping of it!
My weak spots are splurging on “special occasions.” Unfortunately, I happen to find many days each month to be “special occasions.” I really need to stop feeling like these days are excuses to pig out!
If I lose about 1lb a week I will be at the thinnest weight I’ve ever been by the wedding day!
Repeating to myself: I think I can, I think I can!!
Post # 3
I lost heaps of weight by going by the Kate Moss creed ‘Nothing tastes as good as feeling thin feels’
Post # 4
@simpleandchic:….seriously! I have to get past instant gratification.
Post # 5
@Evie19: You can do it!!
Don’t get discouraged. And best not to live in the past. I learned that myself. Funny thing is, I can remember being upset with or uncomfortable with my weight at the time when an old picture like that was taken, and here I was heavier, and pining to be that weight again…
Post # 6
@Mrs.tobe: Thanks for the vote of confidence! 🙂
I think the image of me in the past may help though…I am keeping that photo in my wallet to remind me of how I want to look again. Ive thought of keeping a pic of my wedding dress, but id be too worried FI would find it!
ps I also used to think I was chubby and WOW I’d die to be that weight again for sure!
Post # 7
@Evie19: Good luck! You can do it!! I look at photos of myself too, when I was much thinner, almost four years ago too!! It makes me think I can do it and get back there because I was there before!
Post # 8
My best advice is don’t deprive yourself when you feel you need a treat, but keep it within reason. Just choose one small thing and factor it into your points/calorie limit as best you can.
Also, I found that giving myself star stickers on the calendar for every day I was good and didn’t need any “indulgences” was great positive reinforcement. Watching that calendar fill up with shiny stars gave me just as much of a thrill as a caloriffic chocolate bar would have.
Post # 9
I was looking at pictures of myself from the summer and couldn’t believe the change. Unfortunately, I am failing with the diet and exercise. I’m so ashamed.
Post # 10
I have 100’s of pictures of me smaller but i took one of all my chunky galore and keep that there i see that as more of a motivator because I know i will never get down to my tiny 95lbs again…
Post # 11
@linguo42: I like the star idea. Very visual way to see how awesome you are doing and stay motivated.
Post # 12
I also like the star idea, thanks!
Thanks girls for the support!
@DesireeAnne: I know its hard and when you feel like youre just going around and around in a vicious cycle…I’ve been there so many times. But it only takes one really difficult day to stop the bad habits…and then just keep taking it a day at a time…