5 Weeks, 17 Pounds, & Accountability

Today was weigh-in day and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I am down another 3.4lbs, for a total of 17lbs in 5 weeks! After visiting my family, being sick, and not tracking all week, I was really impressed with my progress. I was definitely expecting a gain.

I have found myself finding it harder to get back in the groove. I have not been hitting my step count and I have had trouble motivating myself to get moving. I have spent a great deal of time in my recliner snuggling with one of my dogs and watching House of Cards.

So now this is me rekindling the accountability I need to keep pushing forward and to not slack off. Time to stoke the coals and get that fire burning again.

When you feel you are falling off the wagon what do you do to get yourself going again? How do you find motivation and keep it?

 

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9 thoughts on “5 Weeks, 17 Pounds, & Accountability

  1. Dottie says:

    You’ve got this. We all have setbacks… I’ve tracked but still eaten poorly. I say poorly because I didn’t fail. I tracked. I took all triggers out. I made my go-to meals, ones that help me succeed. Good luck my friend. I’m here too.

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  2. SusieQ says:

    I have been finding the same thing lately – it’s almost like I’m sabotaging my own efforts. I’ve been doing a lot of reading (and some writing) in that myself lately. Just remember why you started this in the first place – if you haven’t done it, write your reasons and your goals down and put them somewhere you will see them every day. That will help you on the days you just aren’t feeling it.

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  3. dori says:

    Congrats 🙂 That’s a great start.

    You should check out my blog Fat Girls Fitness. I started it with two friends (each of us lost a lot of weight over the past 1-2 years). I lost about 60ish pounds, and the other contributors lost a lot more than that 🙂

    In general, I’m a firm believer in setting VERY small goals. And also in tipping the odds in your favor by keeping temptation out of the house. I have zero junk food in my apartment. That doesn’t mean I don’t eat it – it just means I have to go out and get it if I want it.

    I’ve written a few posts in particular about motivation tricks you might find helpful.

    Willpower versus Motivation – http://fatgirlsfitness.com/2016/02/15/willpower-versus-motivation/
    Temptation Bundling – http://fatgirlsfitness.com/2016/02/10/temptation-bundling/
    Aim for 8 – http://fatgirlsfitness.com/2016/01/28/to-lose-30-pounds-aim-for-eight/

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  4. thestudentnurseslimdown says:

    Mini goals are key, and look back at how far you have come! My mini goals are like don’t eat chocolate for a week, go to a further away bus stop than I have too for a week, use the stair instead of the lift for a week. Jus little things so you can think ok I didn’t do this but I did this all week! And remember to treat yourself when you reach the goal, doesn’t need to be food-what about a long bath in peace, a new nail varnish, I buy a treat from lush!

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