How Do You Stay Motivated?

7:16 AM


This is the post where I admit my recent failure, where I stomp my feet like a two year old toddler and scream "But it's just not fair!" I know, get over it right? It isn't that easy though and staying motivated with this fight against weight loss is so stinking hard. Yes, I said fight, because that is exactly what it is. A fight, every single day. A fight against what I want and what I definitely shouldn't have. So, since I have been off the weight loss bandwagon for nearly the last month, I am finding it hard to get motivated to get back on. I hate that bandwagon, but unfortunately I hate being fat even more.

{Why Does it Have to Be So Hard?}

As you all know, I am a Shaklee 180 blogger. For the first month, I rocked the program out and lost six pounds. Since then? I have lost nothing. I guess I should be happy that I haven't gained. Of course, it isn't Shaklee's fault, because I haven't really be following the plan. Why? I don't know. I think for me, I get sick of not having what I want. I see a bunch of skinny women sitting around a table loading up on cheese fries and carb loaded pasta and I think, "Why shouldn't I be able to have that too?" So I give myself permission to have one meal, and that one meal turns into weeks and weeks of meals.

Now, let me explain that I do not go stuffing my face at every meal. I'm not scarfing down donuts, cookies, or endless bags of chips. Have I been eating as good as I could have and following the Shaklee 180 program? No. Have I been severely overeating? No, hence the lack of weight gain. I just don't understand why it has to be so hard. I have struggled with my weight my entire adult life and frankly, I am so sick of it. I wish someone could tell me the magic formula, because I have done the healthy eating and exercise and watched the scale sit still. So, what do I have to do?

{Motivation}

This is where you all come in. I am committed to getting back on track with Shaklee 180 starting today. I will eat my healthy dinners and have my smoothee for breakfast and lunch. What do I need from you? Motivation! What do you do to stay motivated? How do you push ahead when your weight comes to a standstill or you get jealous of how little others have to do to stay thin? Let me have it!

This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own. People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.

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34 comments

  1. Im with you. I didnt follow the plan this month either. We can check in with each other if you want every day.

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  2. That would be great Paula. I really do want to change, so you would think it would be easy to stay on track, but it just isn't.

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  3. I have lost about 14 lbs using a different program, but I'm having trouble this past week myself.. I am motivated but I'm also just hungry. It sucks.

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  4. This might sound ridiculous, but I keep a picture of when I was thin on my fridge. I know... it's silly, but it works! That visual reminder keeps me in check.

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  5. It isn't silly at all Ashley, but I am not sure I even have a picture of when I was thin. Honestly, I have maybe been not overweight possibly a year of two of my adult life and that's it. The rest has just been a struggle.

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  6. I hear you! I've lost motivation but trying to get it back..

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    www.happierhappenings.blogspot.com

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  8. I hear you, Kathleen. I followed the plan and ... I still gained a pound this last month. It sorta sucks, but my motivation is long term. And in the short term, if I know I'm going to be writing down exactly what I eat, I found that I am so much more careful! Good luck, and welcome back!

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  9. You can do what ashley does or you can use the picture of your favorite star or model whose figure you like for motivation. If you saw a really nice dress but didn't buy it because of weight issues then use that as a motivation.. for me, just imagining the reaction of old friends when they see the "new" me works as a great motivational tool!

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  10. It's a constant struggle for me to stay on track. But every time I'm able put on that pair of jeans that's a size smaller, I feel my motivation rise again. Keep hanging in there!

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  11. It really depends…sometimes I just lose it.

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  12. I tried a different diet plan recently and failed miserably. Seeking motivational help definitely puts you back on the right track! I hope you rock this diet!

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  13. It is sooo hard but at the end of it....you look awesome and feel awesome. That motivates me.

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  14. I DON'T stay motivated. That's the problem.

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  15. I've had a hard time staying motivated this month.

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  16. you can do it. It's mind over matter. atleast that is what they say. I say nothing worth having is always worth struggling to get. Because its the reward that will bring you to satisfaction.

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  17. I felt sorry for what did go through on you especially on the weight loss part. Motivation is really a big thing to consider, and just to share, I keep mine on track by not allowing myself to think of something else to distract me away from my goals.

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  18. I think about the way I want to be.. How I want to be healthy for my daughter. That keeps me motivated!

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  19. It's hard to stay motivated when trying to lose weight. Hang in there.

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  20. Hang in there. Keeping the motivation is not always easy but worth it in the long run.

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  21. Motivation isn't difficult for me but controlling my bottomless pit of an appetite and intense love for sweets is a whole other story!

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  22. I so suck at staying motivated. You aren't alone, lol.

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  23. It is so hard, today for me I wanted to eat everything. My motivation is doing it with hubby.

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  24. Don't ask me I have been dreadfully unmotivated the past few weeks. Maybe I'll do another diet bet. Those motivate me because I'm thick headed and the thought of admitting I failed, just doesn't fly with me.

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  25. It is so hard. Being accountable to someone else is what helps me.

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  26. I totally suck at staying motivated, but the only thing that has worked for me is thinking about my kids and how I would like to be around when they get older.

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  27. You know I struggle with this too - The other day I really wanted to stop my Whole30 and have pizza. It was an emotional reaction to a hard day Instead I started cleaning and going through my clothes. I put on a pair of jeans I haven't worn since pre pregnancy and that was enough to keep me motivated to keep going!

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  28. The best advice I can give is just to take one day at a time. be accountable to somebody.

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  29. Kathleen, I'm so glad to hear you are getting back on track. It just isn't easy and I wish you all the best.

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  30. I do the same thing all the time- I maintain my {too high} weight because I don't scarf down junk, but even though I eat healthy food I eat too much of it. Sigh.

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  31. I so tires of working out all the time and not losing any weight....

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  32. 1. Stop looking at others. 2. Be careful of what food you stock the house with. 3. Get on the scale :P I'm still working on motivating myself let's do this thing!

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  33. You can do this Kathleen! I am here to support you but don't beat yourself up. Each day is a new day...just do your best!

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