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For some of us, getting to our goal weight is a long, muli-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, your motivation starts to wane. Not that you necessarily want to give up, but the excitement for the future can start to fade. One of the ways I stay motivated when this happens is by coloring a weight loss chart. Seeing my progress on paper gets me excited to keep going. It proves invaluable when I start losing my motivation. Find a fun way to keep track of your weight loss to stay motivated during the everyday grind.
A Fun Visual
You read that correctly, coloring helps keep me motivated. At my initial visit appointment, my surgeon told me I had to lose about 50 pounds before surgery, and my insurance requires 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. This 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.
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