First, I want to say thank you to everyone who has re-tweeted or commented on these posts I have been writing lately! I love the wisdom, support and motivation coming from so many on the same journey as myself.
Today’s topic in the 100 Days of Weight Loss is — I can do it!
I wrote about focusing and protecting my program in yesterday’s post and today’s entry is a bit similar in that becoming your own cheerleader is one of the best ways to succeed at weight loss.
Unfortunately, one casualty of my weight gain has been my confidence/self-esteem. I am my worst enemy, my most vocal critic! I point out every flaw I have, kick myself every time the number on the scale doesn’t move and tell myself how ugly I am when I look in the mirror. Something I need to realize is that weight loss success is not just about what you eat and how you exercise. It’s about giving yourself the push and motivation to keep going.
The entry for today encourages us to think why we ARE going to be successful on the program we choose. How am I going to stay motivated this time around to stay on plan through the ups, downs and plateaus? Here are a few I came up with:
- I’m determined to stop talking about it and just do it.
- I’ve gotten under 200 pounds before! I can do it again and then some. Wow, what a great feeling that was!
- I’m on an amazing program — Weight Watchers! What I learn now will stay with me for life.
- I am surrounded by people who have had more to overcome and they ROCKED their weight loss.
Looking to others is also a great source of inspiration and if you look at my Twitter account, you will see no shortage whatsoever of inspirational people who look absolutely phenomenal. Reading real life success stories helps me (and you!) see that anything is possible once you set your mind to it. If you’re on Weight Watchers, check out the Success Stories — everyday people who had enough and changed their lifestyle!
If you take a look at my blogroll, you’ll see countless people who have been successful at losing weight and becoming healthy — check them out and add them to your reading list!
What are some things you say or do that give you a boost of motivation or inspiration?