Re: Motivation to do stuff....
posted at 1/12/2012 11:05 AM EST
I'm going to go through and hit everyone as I go along.
"I would recommend that you find other rewards besides food - it sounds like that is tripping you up. "I lost two pounds, now I get a Big Mac". That's a set up - if you can find other rewards that are meaningful to you - go in that direction."
See, that's really an issue. The "other rewards."
I honestly can't think of some sort of meaningful reward. I'm not very much in "I lost 2 pounds, get a big mac," however, when I did lose the 30 pounds, I had no issue if I had lost 5-6 to get a cannoli.
"It doesn't exactly sound as though you've 100% bought into the idea that change needs to be made to begin with. It sound slike it was something that came up through work and other people were doing it so you joined in as well - not because you wanted to, but because others were doing so."
Not really. I've been heavy since I was 8. If work has any effect, it is due to the fact that I work in a health industry and I do worry about the long term effects. I might be fine now, but what about 10 years from now.
I was able to make some changes, however, busy season work stress sabatoged my weight more then anything else. All of the good habits I was taking in went to stress relief (food), because I had tried other things that just didn't do anything to do it.
To be honest, I'm pretty happy overall. It's hard to set rewards when in reality you have everything you want/need (except an oven, but moving into a new apartment is not a reward).
"There will be those who insist that you should do it on your own. They believe that your need for outside support, guilting, etc. is a crutch and they wouldn't be doing you any favors providing that kind of push."
Oddly enough, he's doing it by complaining about it.
"You do what works for you. I've got a gal on another site who's calling me out for eating Fiber One bars, as they are processed food. Yes, they are. I also have a life and can't make all-natural whatever bars to grab when the mood strikes. Plus this is a way to get some chocolate into my life, and the portion is controlled. It is not a processed food in a parade of dozens of other processed foods - it is one processed food amidst a lot of homemade stuff."
I have no issue with processed food. When I did alot of my weight loss as I mentioned in the other thread, it was alot of fiber one bars and lean pockets since a major issue I have/had was portion control.
"Oh I find a full length mirror that you stand naked and sideways. Trust me that can be a huge motivation."
I tend to start singing a parody of LMAO's "I'm Sexy and I know it" called "I'm santa and I know it."
"The right motivation will improve your resistance.
Getting your friend to prepare meals for you, lowers the strength of a temptation."
That's exactly thought.
"If you liked being part of a group then maybe you could find a WW group you like."
I've tried weight watchers in the past. I didn't care for it. I had no care for the people in the groups I've went to. I also am not a calorie/point counter person so when I lost my weight, it was mostly working on healthy habits (which completely broke during the busy season). That worked. I'm going to look to see if my gym at work (which I have a membership but barely use) has a "Drag me to the gym kicking and screaming" option.