Slim Down Project

Health Month – In search for motivation

Health month

Losing weight isn’t too hard! I’ve lost weight before and I lost it fairly easily. All you need to do is eat more fruit and vegetables, and eat less sweets and other high-calorie foods. It’s always good to check your portion sizes as well; sometimes you could be eating all the right things, but you portions are way too big. If you add a little bit of exercise on top of  healthy eating habits your extra weight should be gone in no time. Easy peasy, right?

But how do you motivate yourself to stay away from all the nasty sugar and fat? My biggest motivation is good results. I’ve been taking the same walking route for the past month and a half and I can feel that I’m already getting in better shape and all the steepest climbs aren’t that steep anymore, which is great! I can feel the results happening!

I can also feel my clothes getting looser and that means I’m definitely losing the inches all around my body. That is absolutely amazing and keeps me going and wanting to lose some more.

The sad thing is that the scale for some reason isn’t showing any results at all. I get extremely motivated when I see the numbers getting smaller, but my scale hasn’t exactly been consistent and I’ve started to lose the motivation.

I’m gonna lay all the numbers here – when I started this whole process I weighed about 96 kg (211,6 pounds) and I lost the first five kilos (11 pounds) pretty fast – now I’ve been stuck there for the longest time and I’m starting to get a bit frustrated. It seems like every other week my weight goes under 90 kg (198,4 pounds), but the next week it’s back above it, no matter how healthy I’ve been.

I’m stuck and I know it’s totally normal, but it’s just so frustrating. A friend of mine is sort of a specialist on healthy life and body, and she has a scale that tells what’s actually going on inside my body. She has weighed me with the scale before when I’ve seemed to lost all hope and the last time the results were really good. She promised she would start weighing me every other week after she comes back from her holiday. I on the other hand promised to ask my husband to hide my scale, so I could just concentrate on feeling good.

And that’s the most important thing I guess, that I feel good, and that I do!

Where do you get the motivation when you’ve seem to lose all hope?

With warm hugs and gentle thuds – Keri

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2 thoughts on “Health Month – In search for motivation

  1. hii! i love this post because i feel the exact same way right now.. the pounds just wont come off but i feel a lot better. my motivation is just how much more i’m able to do at the gym now. i’ve increased my speed on the treadmill, upped the resistance on the elliptical and can definitely lift more. that is a wonderful feeling! keep going, good luck =)

    1. I’m glad I’m not alone! 🙂 We both just need to trust that as long as we feel better, we will be getting results on the scale too as time goes by. Good luck to you as well!

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