One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident
Roni started this blog in '05 to journal her weight loss.
70lbs later, she's committed to living a conscious, healthy
life and hopes to inspire others along the way.
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At least it feel like that way for me right now. I’m so UNMOTIVATED. ugh.
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I get it, and I was there about a month ago, but something happened when I hit the 80 lb. mark. I only have 30 to go. 30 is a tiny managable number not like 110 lbs to lose was. But the days I’m unmotivated, I just try to know, I am motivating someone else. But there are days when cookies and/or margaritas win. You’ll get back!!! I’m doing the 1/2 mary training you are and having a blast. You are amazing and I owe a lot of pounds off to following you.
I completely understand the way you feel right now. I have gained around 3 pounds in the past few weeks, and I was loving where I was before but somehow I can’t get the motivation to restart myself. I keep having the motivation in the morning, and by nighttime I just don’t seem to care. I keep thinking “it’s only 3 pounds”. Yet I’m starting to get scared that 3 will turn into many more. It’s extremely frustrating to have once had the motivation and just lose it. Any advice on other things (besides gaining all the weight back) that will help to get the motivation back?
motivation… I need some… now!
Cynthia (It All Changes)
Agreed! I’m heavier than My happy place but I’m not as heavy as I was…so I’m sitting here. I’m still eating healthy and exercising but not for weight loss.
This is one of my favorite articles about motivation! Hope it speaks to you like it did to me !
It is a tough thing, but we just have to continue to battle every single day. Last week, I got on the scale, and was up 5 pounds from my “happy” weight! What?!!! I’ve been bouncing up a down a little, but not 5 pounds! Yep, too many carbs and cocktails.
But I put my head back in the game, focused on every single meal, every single snack, focused on my half-mary training, and this morning (with one day left before my official weigh-in), I’m feeling much better.
I LOVE that article posted by Nadine above and have saved it in my Favorites. So thanks, Nadine, for sharing!
A comment I heard once about motivation really resonated with me. Motivation is overrated, just do it. For example, you don’t have to be motivated to pay bills or brush your teeth, you just do things that need to be done.
I realize this is easier said than done though!
Just curious, If you are happy in your current weight, why not just continue running, eating healthy and enjoy life. Maybe your original goal wait can change to your current weight. If your happy with your body now..why stress over the number anymore?
correction:. Original goal Weight. it’s too early!:)
I agree with Megan… hang in there Roni… You have just had a baby, you have a full plate with all that you do? Keep on doing what you are doing, running, eating well and quit playing headgames with yourself. You are beautiful as you are and a couple pounds is not gonna make a difference in that. :)
I agree with Megan, too. I think for your height (I think we’re about the same) your weight is within a good range, isn’t it? But if being motivated and losing a little more is important, maybe looking back at your own progression photos. Maybe a little more weight training mixed in, because they tell us that’s important as we get older, and it helps burn calories even when we’re not working out. Heck, maybe a little more sleep, because I know that as a mom to 4, my lack of sleep is what’s seriously holding me back.
I feel the same way. I had a baby in May and am trying to stay motivated, but I keep failing! I still have 10 lbs to lose and all I can do is maintain. I look up to you for running. I still haven’t gotten back out there. I loved to run before I got pregnant and I am so unmotivated to start again. I tell myself everyday that I am going to start, but my focus has been on my 3 year old and new baby. I guess that’s ok for now. I think you are doing an awesome job!
You are preaching to the choir! I’ve been experiencing the same thing. I want to stay strong but have lost my motivation. I don’t know if it is the cold weather we’re experiencing or just plain burn out. If you discover a way to re-motivate please share.
So, true! Although I still have a lot to lose, it’s less than I needed to lose before. I tend to want to give myself a break from watching every calorie. And, then it snowballs into weight gain. I’ve been gaining & losing the same darn 5 pounds for MONTHS!
@Nadine Loved that article! I saved it to my favorites too, @Reen. It’s just like Mom saying “Shut up and eat your veggies!” when you’re a kid :)