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Weight Loss Motivation – How To Find It And Keep It!

by Lindsay Small

Everyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows that the

really big issue is motivation - where do we find it, how do we

keep it going, and what do we do when it slips!

To be successful at losing weight you must find your own

motivation. More importantly, you must keep motivated, even

when times get tough! Read through the tips and tricks and

other resources below to help you find and maintain your


* Set your goals and work out a realistic timescale for

achieving them. Commit to them 100%.

* Put it in writing! Scribble down in as much detail as

possible why you need to lose weight, how much you are going to

lose, when and how. The more you commit to paper the better.

Carry a notebook around with you and use it to record thoughts

and ideas, recipes, quotes - whatever will inspire you and keep

you going.

* Tell a friend or member of the family and ask them to help

you stick with your plan.

* Remember that you are losing weight and improving your health

"one day at a time". You can stick at anything for one day!

* Don't dwell on the junk that you are taking out of your diet.

Instead, celebrate the healthy foods that you are putting in.

* Make bullet points of your main motivational issues and write

them on a stack of cards. Display the cards where you will see

them regularly - on your bathroom mirror, in your purse, in

your car.

* Create a "mantra" to repeat to yourself when times get hard.

For example, "Every day I am improving my health, my looks and

my well-being. I am getting stronger in every way."

* Consider asking for sponsorship from friends and family for a

good cause. Perhaps you can raise money for starving children

while you get your own eating under control?

* Start a file or scrapbook of articles, recipes and any other

interesting titbits you read.

* Start another file of fashion and wardrobe ideas. Plan what

you will need to buy when you shrink a size or two!

* Buy a piggybank and fill it up with a particular sum for

every pound you lose. You can use it towards your new outfits!

* Find someone to share the experience with, and laugh your way

through the tough times.

* Learn from other successful slimmers. Read other people's

stories, join a club, find a chat room, or start your own email


* Motivate yourself with our collection of weight loss quotes,

available free to subscribers to the weekly Losing It My Way


About The Author: Lindsay Small is the creator of Losing It My, which provides a wealth of information and resources

(including an innovative range of free weight loss printables)

designed to help you make your own weight loss decisions! For a

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