Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Deal

Yesterday, I made a deal with Wil that I will weigh between 130-135 lbs by Feb. 14th. In the past, I've tried to motivate myself with positive (I get something if I make my goal). I'd start out strong and then my motivation would go away. This time, I've decided that there should be something to deter me from giving up. We have agreed that if I do make my goal, I get to buy an item I've wanted for a while, but couldn't justify getting it. If I don't make my goal, I will not be able to use any of our cameras until I weigh 125-130 lbs. As I love taking pictures and take my cameras everywhere with me, I think this will be a HUGE deterrent when I want to give up, or give in to temptations. Something has to change. I’ve tried all the positive reinforcement and it hasn’t worked. I’ve tried writing a workout into my schedule and it hasn’t worked. Letting myself down was a deterrent, but it wasn’t strong enough. The thought of not being able to use my cameras is really hard on me. Especially since we typically go to Bryce Canyon shortly after Valentine’s Day and I don’t know how I could go and not have my camera. It would drive me crazy! Hopefully I can stick with things this time.

I got my morning work out in this morning. I'm also working on reducing my bread intake. I eat a crazy amount of bread/bread products. I'm sure this is a huge reason why I haven't been losing weight. Now to just stick to this during the holidays. Wish me luck!


Angie Weight Unck said...

Good luck! I'm trying to do the same. Well, keep me motivated and on track to lose weight. I haven't lost all the baby weight yet. I lost some, but than when things got stressful and stuff, instead of losing weight, it did the opposite and now I've gained that weight back plus some. Add to it some emotional and medical problems on top of it all, and it has been REALLY hard. And now that the weather is getting colder, I'm going to have to try even harder. I like your idea of using something that is practically "attached" to you like your camera's to motivate you to do it. I hope it works for you. I'm thinking of finding something like that to see if it would work for me. Good luck!

Zach said...

Use and be religious about logging everything you eat. I've lost about 20 lbs thanks to that.

Red said...

I've been using spark people and when I use it as I should (to track food and exercise), I do lose the weight. I just need to actually do it all the time and not just here and there.