One of the important things about losing weight, for me at least, is motivation and my general attitude.
When I decided to do something about my weight I had to “go all in”. That doesn’t mean that I was going to do anything insane or completely radical, as I knew that wouldn’t really work. What it meant, however, was a change of attitude about a number of things.
Why do I want to lose weight?
There’s a number of reasons, but a very simple one is that I wanted to “feel good”.
I’d also like to look better. Being able to look in the mirror or look at a photograph of myself and not cringe would be a nice feeling.
Part of that overall “feeling” is reflected in how you dress and how you generally feel.
Put another way. If I wasn’t “happy” then I was going to have problems. I can’t get motivated or retain the self-control etc., to stick to a diet if I’m not relatively happy.
I don’t know if there are any “tricks” in this, but I do know that if I was on a diet where I was eating food I didn’t like I’d be pretty miserable!
Watching the graphs on the Withings is pretty cool (I even installed the iPhone app so that I can check it from time to time!) and keeps me motivated. The worrying thing, however, is realising just how much weight I’d put on over the last 3 years.
On the plus side, however, as long as I keep at this then the movement on the graph is in the right direction ie. downwards
I am delighted for you and really happy to see people looking into changing their lifestyle for better 🙂
If you need any help with your challenge, don’t hesitate to give me a call… I’ll be more than happy to help.
Pity you’re not closer to Carlow 🙂
I don’t have to be closer to help a friend 🙂
The are a few automated things that you might find helpful on losefatkeepmuscle[.dot]com (still work in progress) plus a measurements history also…
Beside that, if you have any questions that you need help with, I am only an email or call away 🙂
Have you looked into the Withings API? Any service that can integrate with that gets my vote 🙂