From Veronica, Age 17 - 12/02/03 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
Hey All,I gotta confess, I haven't done as well as I know I can because I've lost my motivation a bit (just seems like being thin will never come to me, and seeing all the Thanksgiving food you're not allowed didn't help any lol). I need just a little boost... do you all have any motivational things you do to help you keep going, even when you're tempted to cheat or when in a weight loss plateau? Thanx to all who answer -Veronica
Reply from anne, Age 16 - 12/03/03  - IP#:
ach! you know what always motivates me and keeps me going? it's when i wear elastic things. like elastic underwear that conveniently(sarcasm) comes to my trouble spto so that my fat sticks out and makes me look lumpy. it's just so soft and disgusting. i have the same problem with my tennis spandex it's all too tight no matter how big the size is. my ultimate goal is to have muscle there instead of fat and for that to not happen so it helps me remeber why i'm doing it. and i think that i don't want to do badly on my siet because i'll regret it a lot more when i have to weigh myself for the week. remember- it's more frustrating and stressful staying fat then it is becoming skinny...
Reply from Emily to Alex, Age 17 - 12/02/03  - IP#:
Alex, you sure do have it together for a fifteen year old!
Reply from Alex, Age 15 - 12/02/03  - IP#:
I like to examine the situation myself. Say you aren't doing that well and you're thinking "oh i dont want to exercise today" or "oh i want to eat this and that" well i think of what will happen. Yes i can take the easy way out and stop excercising but where will that get me? No where. Sure you'll feel good after eating a peice of cake because it tastes good, but really all it is is slowing you down and ruining your life. Now say I decide "im going to keep exercising and eating healthy, screw the cake" well i know that eventually i will look better, feel better, and others will KNOW that too and it will show. If you can improve the way you feel and look, almost everything in your life will improve. Thats what keeps me going. It may take time but if you just sacrifice for a year or two, or however long it takes you to drop the weight, the REST OF YOUR LIFE will feel better. Working hard for a short time in your life to improve the next 70 years or so? yeah i can deal with that for sure!