Friday, May 18, 2012

How I Stay Motivated


All week we have been talking about MOTIVATION. I hope that you have been able to find the spark that you were looking for this week. I want to end our week on motivation by offering you some encouragement!

While I was on my weight loss journey one of the biggest sources of motivation for me were success stories. Every week I looked forward to the new Weight Watchers success stories that would be posted online. I would tell myself that if these people could do it, so can I!

That is why I take time to blog about my own weight loss success, because I pray that it will be a source of motivation for many of you who are struggling. I have also shared other people's weight loss success stories on my blog, because they have meant so much to me! Below are a few links to different success stories that I have blogged about in the past.

Ellen's Story
Melanie's Story
Rebecca's Story
Weight Watchers Success Event
Local Success Stories

Here are some other ideas from Weight Watchers E-Tools Community users about how to stay motivated and focused to achieve their goals.

"I don't want the quality of the years I have left compromised by obesity-related disease," — MURPLE. 

"I did not go through eight months of chemotherapy to then die of the complications of being overweight. I have a lot to accomplish in life; I can easily and effectively accomplish change when I'm full of energy and not short of breath." — RHONNI 

"I don't want people to ever say, 'See, I told you he would gain it back.'" — SAM.COLE 

"I want to turn heads when I walk down the street." — SHAHIDA 

"I want to really begin living life, [and] stop avoiding experiences because of my weight." — SCULLY75 

"I have a family history of weight problems and I don't want to accept [obesity] — I want to break the mold." — ZIG1954 

"Now that I have lost all the weight, gotten married and am going to have a baby, my motivation is all about being the best me... My baby needs me for at least 50 more years!" — 200SHOES 

"I look at my grandkids and know I want to be around for the great moments in their lives." — #1GRAN 

"The thing that keeps me motivated is that it makes absolutely no sense not to keep going. Once you're able to flip your thinking upside down and realize that this is a totally doable program, then it no longer makes any sense not to do the program..." — CATHIEARMS 

"I'm teaching my children that life doesn't revolve around McDonald's." — MH1222 

"I realized I was getting lazy, and taking the dog for shorter and shorter walks." — THEWENCH 

"I want to be able to jump up on my horse this spring like I used to before the extra weight made it more difficult. The horse is looking forward to my successes almost as much as I am." — BCOBB98

"I am a 2nd-degree black belt, and almost 55. My goal is to get to Master's (5th degree) by 60. If I don't make it because of my knees, that's one thing. If I don't make it because of my weight, that would be a drag." — KOJIANDKIRA

What are some other ways that you stay motivated?

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