How many times during your past diets have you lost motivation and gave up? Perhaps the scale didn’t move as fast as you wanted it to, or you were sick of feeling deprived of your favorite foods, or for some other reason, you lost motivation and gave up. You returned to your normal eating patterns, feeling defeated and like nothing was ever going to change. I went through this cycle so many times, and when I decided to go through bariatric surgery, I knew something had to be different. I knew I had to stay motivated during those tough times, so I created a weight loss coloring chart.
This chart has made all the difference in my weight loss, and even as my journey progressed, I still used it to stay motivated. There’s something about the visual progress that fires me up, and I think it can do the same for you. A weight loss coloring chart is one of the best ways to stay motivated during the bariatric surgery process.
A Fun Visual
For some of us, getting to our goal weight is a long, multi-year journey. Staying motivated during this time can prove difficult. I’ve written before about staying motivated when you want to give up. In this post, I’m writing about how to stay motivated during the mundane. When you’re progressing in your journey, and days turn to weeks, which turn to months, and your motivation starts to wane. Not that you necessarily want to give up, but the excitement for the future can start to fade. You get bogged down in the day-to-day life and may lose sight of the end goal.
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At my initial visit appointment, my surgeon told me I had to lose about 50 pounds before surgery, and my insurance required a six-month pre-op program. I determined that I had to lose 50 pounds in six months, or about eight to nine pounds per month. My program also started right before the holidays, so I knew I had some tough roads ahead of me. I knew I wanted to create something to visually track my weight loss to keep me motivated. Something had to be different this time, and I was willing to try anything that may work.
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