One of the hardest things to do while on a diet is to remain motivated. I find that there are those times when I just want to chuck the whole thing and have that big, juicy hamburger. Yet, I resist the temptation. Why, because I have found that one thing that motivates me to keep going.
When I first began dieting, my motivation was simple: lose the weight or become a diabetic. Simple and to the point. However, as I continued on my dietary journey, I found that this alone was not enough to keep my spirits up during those “gloomy periods.” You are probably telling yourself that trying to keep from having to prick your finger 4 times a day and have to take several shots each day should be motivation enough. I would have to agree with you, but when I am at my lowest point, possible health issues really don’t concern me. I am not looking towards my long-term goals. I am looking at the here and now.
I know, you think I’m nuts, but I’m being truthful when I tell you this: it just didn’t matter. So, what did I do? I looked in the mirror and saw what I had become: a non-blob. Yes, when I arrive at my first bout of depression, I had been dieting for several months and there were already appreciable results. I had lost over 20 pounds and I could already tell that my waist was smaller. I looked into that mirror and saw something I was no longer repulsed at. I was no longer ashamed to be undressed in front of my wife.
This then, was my motivation...
Tomorrow: Motivations and Diets:Part-2
28 July 2008
Motivations and Diets: Part-One
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I am currently a stay at home father/teacher to two wonderful children. I have also authored two books: The Farm House The Farm House and Building Your Retaining Wall, which are both available through Kindle. I like to cook and experiment with new recipes.I also currently have a blog where I write about everything ranging from weight loss to landscaping and just about everything in between.