Slowing down and need to find motivation

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I started the program with my wife's encouragement and have found a great place to be. By the end of the first week I lost four pounds, was walking on the treadmill consistently and keeping up with my food and exercise journal. I felt good and had more energy. It was great.

This week has been a lot different and I'm slowing down and need to find motivation. Self-control has been lacking -- way to many cookies, donuts and kolachies around at work. Sugar is my weakness! There are two times of the day I continually fight hunger. Mid-afternoon when I'm at work. Then late evening after supper when I can feel full from supper but still feel like I need something to eat or to feel satisfied.

My lovely wife is a big help but not always there to slap my hand as I reach for the plate of cookies at work. So I'm wondering, where everyone else finds that bit of motivation when the hunger pangs hit and the tummy growls for just one more bite? How do you sit your goals so that they motivate you for success? What goals do you have that are more then just a number on the scale?

I appreciate all the help ... you all are great!
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    I realize this an older blog but thought I would add my 2 cents worth, water is my best Ali in fighting hunger pains although at my age can't do the drinking or would be up every two hours, you'll understand some day kid. LOL. Right now I very rarely eat anything after dinner.
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    4231 days ago
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    If you'd like, I can photoshop a picture of you to make you look slimmer :D Make it your inspiration pic!
    Love you Dad!
    4295 days ago
    You Can Do It!!
    Try to find fiends at work who want to work toward a similar goal. The buddy system helps a lot.
    4300 days ago
    Hi Bilbo1 - Congratulations on a great start to the journey!
    I had a good weight loss in the first week too, and since then, nothing, despite being really good about tracking, drinking water, increasing my exercise etc, so I've felt much less motivated. But I keep trying to see the long term goal - trying to envisage the slimmer more active and healthy me, when I'm tempted to head for the fridge. Lets keep it going, class of October 4-10 - I hope I'm still going strong this time next year!
    4301 days ago
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