grocery store my sweet cousin, Mel, asked me where I got my motivation. Thinking about the question now I should have responded that I picked it up at the grocery store before being called a big lady (insert laughing here). Anyway, the question came up again during the meeting because we were celebrating my loss. This is great question that deserves more than a funny answer.After I posted about the debacle last week at the
Either seeing myself through someone else's eyes or seeing an old photo (pre-WW) is enough to kick me into high gear to eat well and work out. It goes farther than that though. I want to be healthy more than I want the food that is calling my name. I never thought that I would be able to walk/run a 5K and now I know it can be done (for walking) and I see that possibility (for running). I know people like my sister who has battled her own weight and is now running half marathons. I see the hard work that people in my meeting group put in and see them succeed and that is so inspirational to me.
For more time than I care to admit I thought that I would always be an obese person. I thought that because my family has a history of weight problems that no matter what I did I would follow in those foot steps. It wasn't until I started this program and I saw other people being successful and started experiencing some of my own success that I started to get the confidence I needed to continue on. The confidence and desire to succeed is stronger than my desire to fail. I know that I don't have to be perfect and some weeks aren't even close to being perfect but I have to at least try and that is way better than when I started.
So what motivates you? Do you have a mantra? Do you have an idol? What keeps you going?
PS - I want to say a special CONGRATULATIONS to Pat who hit goal. What a fantastic achievement!! I'm so proud of you!