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Oct 08, 2010 - 3 comments

I forgot to weigh myself again this morning so the weight posted is after breakfast, a hardcore workout, and my post workout snack. This is usually where I give up with my weight loss attempts since clearly my body hates me... Ugh. I don't know what to do to keep me motivated.

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by skydivediva, Oct 08, 2010
You're still below the target goal line, even though today's weight is probably falsely high. I checked your exercise tracker and you're exercising faithfully everyday...that's a necessary part to the puzzle that a lot of us here struggle with. WAY TO GO!!! Don't you DARE give up!!! You can do it! Did you take measurements before you started dieting? Sometimes we actually gain some weight (muscle weighs more than an equal volume of fat), so the scale can sometimes discourage us by not reflecting the fact that we're losing fat but gaining muscle. So measurements (or that pair of jeans) are sometimes a way to see progress that the scale doesn't show so that we stay motivated. Or, if the budget allows, promise yourself a new pair of cute jeans...or shirt...or manicure every 10 lbs. lost. Or, put up a magnet on the fridge for every 1 or 5 pound lost (s). I once belonged to an online diet site that sent you a magnet that had a photo of a rose & the phrase "5 LBS Lost" . It was silly, cheap---but receiving and posting magnets (and my nephew counting them everytime he visited) helped keep me motivated. You could buy some inexpensive magnets...or make them on your computer and apply peel & stick magnet backing. I also put up photos, cut from magazines, of buff, toned women I wanted to look like exercising and women doing activities I wanted to be able to do (such as weight training, hiking, cycling, rock-climbing, sky-diving, attending parties in pretty dresses and sky high heels) on the fridge & on my gym locker using the same peel & stick magnet sheets. It helped me lose 100 lbs. over a year (despite 2 month long plateaus when I lost NOTHING and even gained!) and keep it off for 2 years. Also, just visualizing yourself doing things that you are too self-concious to do or that are too difficult for you to do due to the excess weight can help motivate---see yourself thinner, firmer, stronger, prouder.  WE KNOW YOU CAN DO IT & WE WANT YOU TO KNOW IT TOO!!!   :) :) :)

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by skydivediva, Oct 08, 2010
Oh, in addition to thinner, firmer, stronger, prouder? HAPPIER, you bunny!

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by toxicBOOM, Oct 08, 2010
Thank you Sky. I was really feeling crappy about today's weight, but your suggestions and support really make me feel like it's worth it. I have been taking measurements daily along with weighing, so I do have a way to see progress without seeing the scale move. Being a full time student, I don't think I can justify buying myself a pair of jeans or something EVERY time I lose a certain increment, but the magnets sounds like a good idea. I have a white board in my room where I have quotes and things I like, so I could put my magnets on there.

Thanks a lot Sky. I knew there was something different about this site, and I'm starting to think it's the support. :)

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