Find me some motivation
September 18, 2012 9:10 AM Subscribe
I'm losing focus on my weight loss goals and I don't want to fall off the wagon. I have had to fight hard to lose what I have lost, and I do not want to back track. How do you get your head back in the game and really find the time to focus on it and prioritize it when your life has become extremely busy?
posted by PuppetMcSockerson to health & fitness (12 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
- 30 year old female
- used to be in the mid-300's but have lost close to 100lbs over the past couple years, 25lbs of which I have lost so far this year
- working full time and have a family
- been on WeightWatchers for the past couple years and I attribute most of my success so far to that program
- I have a very supportive partner
- I go to the gym regularly and work with an athletic therapist to help manage my joint issues
I had been doing really well, but this past month or so I got sort of pushed off course by trips and guests and dinner parties and a very busy family schedule (normal summer stuff I guess), but I've been losing focus for a little longer than that. In the past two months my weight basically hasn't changed. I've lost and gained the same 5 pounds and haven't been able to gain traction. The past two weeks in particular have been hard in terms of food and exercise, and it was enough of a break for me to fall back in to some bad habits (poor food choices, larger portions, not following WW as strictly as I should, not getting to the gym enough, etc).
The other issue that we are flat out BUSY. Between our misc social engagements and the tonne of things relating to our son, our schedule is jam packed. We actually have to keep three separate calendars for different types of things to be able to manage them. I feel a bit guilty at times taking the time to go to the gym after work when there are so many chores at home that need to be done and when I could be spending time with my family. I tell myself that for me to be a good mate for my partner and for me to be the best parent to my step-son I need to be healthy so my gym time is important...
Do you wise individuals have any suggestions for how to get my head back in the game? How do you jumpstart the mental aspect of getting healthy? I find myself really focused on the fact that my weight basically hasn't moved for months and that I haven't been engaging in necessarily healthy behaviours and that is really discouraging. I had a goal of 50lbs for the year, and the year is 3/4 of the way done and I'm only half way there. This is also extremely discouraging.