Thursday, September 8, 2011

Diet motivation is a tricky thing

Some days I am so on board and gung ho about being strict with my eating and working out, and some days I just don't have it.

When I first started losing weight, I had such motivation and was seeing results, so my head was completely in the game. I never cheated and was just so strict. And well, it worked. Crazy, right?

But then after I lost about 70 lbs (out of the 100 I am working towards), I lost steam and had a couple things that derailed me. Life changes, stress and emotional stuff sure throws a wrench in the whole motivation equation. So that's what these last couple months were; hard and motivation-lacking. Last month, I worked out pretty much every day, but didn't eat right, so I hardly lost anything.

Right now I am feeling motivated. I am working out AND eating right (the most important thing). This past weekend was blah and I was eating more than usual and high caloric foods... just because I was feeling out of it.

I don't have all the answers, but I am going to make a huge effort to stay motivated from now on. And if one day, I'm not feeling it, then I think I need to just let that day happen and not feel too bad and get all guilty because that just leads to more bad days.

However, I do not plan on there being any horribly bad days in the near future because I am back on track and want it so bad!


Mrs. D said...

I can relate to the lack of motivation sometimes! You'll get there :)

Kim said...

I've been struggling with the same thing. Its really a mind over matter issue! You are doing so great!

Mer and Mo said...

Ditto!!!! Good post for me to read today - thanks


Jodie said...

I'm not sure if this is motivating to you, but if you keep going, you might be able to reach your 100 lb mark by the end of the year! I'm almost at 70 lbs lost and I think that keeps me a little bit motivated!

:) Have a great day!

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Great post, your going to go through the highs and lows of this journey, weeks where you want to give up, pout, whine, cry that you don't want to eat healthy or watch calories or work out, it's normal, I go through them too, what keeps me going is looking back at my picture I took the day before I started my journey, it's a quick motivation for me to get my tush in gear and not look back, I refuse to go back to the 270 lbs I started at and be miserable again.