Tag: motivation

Support yourself

In articles about how to lose weight, one of the bullet points is always “surround yourself with support” but what does that mean? Usually these articles will say something to the effect of “enlist the support of your spouse and family and friends”, but um…really? Because a lot of my family and friends have no interest in losing weight and…

Jar of Gems

Hey kids! How was your weekend? My hair is being weird today, must be a Monday thing. I’ve decided to stick with my Saturday morning Weight Watchers meetings instead of switching to Thursday evenings for a couple of reasons: a) there are several Lifetime members/members who are at goal/members who are close to goal. In other words, there are a…

Here’s My WHY

So Jack wants to know why. Why did I gain 45 pounds in one year and have kept it on for nearly 13 years? Why didn’t I lose the weight the first time (and the second time and the third time)? Why do I think I’m going to lose it this time? Why Did I Gain? Well the easy answer…

Playing with blocks

  My trifecta of weight loss success (water, food, exercise) is 2/3 perfect. I’m drinking about 8 glasses every day, my calories run about 1300-1400 of good, healthy (for the most part) food, but the exercise area is sorely lacking. I just can’t seem to get in the groove. I realized my all-or-nothing thinking is impeding my progress in this…

I’m challenging myself to challenge myself

I’ve been questioning some of my behaviors (or non-behaviors, if you will), and the answers I have come up with are startling. I feel like I’m this close to being ready to get back in the saddle and start working out, but what’s holding me back? Is it a fear of failure? I don’t think so. I know, I KNOW,…

The Fear – it drives me.

So, I had a revelation this morning. I was browsing the forums on Calorie Count and the question was posed: “How do you reward yourself for your weight loss efforts?” There were a lot of the same answers – massage, new clothes, mani/pedi, etc, but there were also some really different ideas too, such as the woman who pays her…

ask the pear

It’s Ask The Pear day!!  So let’s get to it… Our first question comes from Nicki: “How do you find motivation and will power when you get frustrated and start caving and want to give in?”Hi Nicki! Great question. Whenever I feel like I’m starting to cave and just want to chuck the whole thing, I remember how badly I…