Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Staying on Plan

Over the past 3 weeks that I have been on Weight Watchers, I've been doing a lot of online reading....The WW website has been helpful. I love to read the community posts for topics such as fitness, health, recipe/snack suggestions, how to handle special occassions, restaurant advice and general topics for newbies, like myself.

But, the one thing that always seem to pop up in these posts, is that even after making healthy food choices and staying active that people are gaining weight instead of losing. They become frustrated and tend to lose all motivation instead of congratulating themselves for their hard work and keeping positive about the weeks to come.

I know this is easy for me to say now, because I have been lucky enough to "lose" weight each week, but I know my day is coming when I step on that scale and it shows a gain. I can only hope that I will be able to stay on plan, eat healthy foods and keep my chin up. I understand that no one starts super motivated and stays super motivated every day for the rest of their life. That's not realistic. It seems totally normal to lose motivation or see your motivation slipping during your journey. That doesn't mean that I have failed, I'm just temporarily distracted and need to get re-motivated.

If, and when, I get to the point where I am losing motivation, I would like to look back at my original reasons for changing my life. As of now, my motivators are:
  • I want to fit into my clothes again
  • I want to look beautiful and healthy on my wedding day
  • I want to be able to look at pictures of myself
  • I want my self-esteem back
  • I want to be comfortable and not so self conscious all of the time
  • I want to be healthy
  • I want to become fit...and not like "run a marathon" type of fit, but would like to be able to do some moderate excercise without becoming totally winded
  • I want to feel sexy (sorry Mom......)

Some day I want to be able to look back at this list and check off these items and make new motivators. That's the great thing about this journey.....as I go along my goals will change....I have a feeling "I" will change. I'm hoping that I can push myself, believe in myself, and find strength that I didn't know I had.

But for now.......I'm super motivated and I'm going to do whatever it takes to keep it that way :)


Non Sequitur Chica said...

Keep it up! You are doing great!

Chris said...

Kepp up the good work I know you can do it. Don't fall off the wagon like I did. It is harder the second time around I think, Good luck Amy

alissa said...

hey there! thanks for visiting your blog. making a list of your motivations is an awesome idea - you can always come back and visit it if you're having a tough day!
i should do the same :)

Abbie said...

Keep it up!! You're doing great.

Everything Counts said...

Good to see your motivations. Keep up the good work. Wish you all the luck.