I've been around the block a time a two! Weight watchers, nutrisystem, jenny craig. I thought the accountability of having to go and get weighed in front of people would help and that didn't do it.
I have all the fun motivational tools, I've tried the reward systems, I have the weight loss marble jars, the smaller jeans that I want to fit in to, the stickers on my calendar when I do well, the list of reasons I want to lose weight and what I want to accomplish.
I have the motivational quotes on the fridge and around the house. I have a corkboard in my room with before and after photos... there are some photos on my fridge too. At first they stick out and then become like everything else in the house that I don't pay attention to lol.
But I just find myself so MEH right now. Seriously, not defeated but just so meh and I don't like it. (As far as life goes I'm puppies and rainbows, but on the weight loss front I am meh).
All I know is that I need to do something. The way I have been eating is not okay and will lead to a large gain if I continue down this path, which I seriously don't want.
So lay it on me, what has worked for you and even share what hasn't if you will? And don't worry if it was something I mentioned above.
I know LovinSherry posts video blogs for her weigh in each week which I think is awesome. I'm not really a video blogger, so I think I might take a page from my friend Lynn's book and post a picture of the scale each week... or bi weekly (I am trying to figure out what I want to do with my "official weigh ins") and maybe just post them as a status update.
The $$ thing doesn't work for me either. Whether it's actually winning money through dietbet.com or the idea of losing money to a friend or something if I didn't meet a goal or saving money for a trip/new clothes, no matter what it is, it doesn't work for me. I often joke with my brother if someone said to me "hey drop 30 pounds and I'll buy you a car or give you a million dollars, etc." that would motivate me. But that is not going to happen.
I am just feeling out of sorts and like I am grasping for straws. I have a couple of books I just got and I'm excited to check them out... they are more how our minds work and our habits and not really about weight loss and they definitely aren't diets.
I know what to do, and I just don't always do it. Participating in weight loss challenges/teams on Spark also didn't do it for me. I know that I need to just kind of "do it" and it has to be in me to do it at the time... but in the mean time I'd love for you all to share what does or doesn't work for you.