How do you get motivated?

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  1. Nsoitgoes

    Nsoitgoes Well-Known Member

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    Another problem for me is that my Sweetie is a wonderful cook and although he really, really tries to keep within my guidelines he doesn't really fully grasp the ketogenic concept, despite the list of allowed foods displayed prominently on his fridge. Lol. That he is thin as a rail and simply CANNOT gain weight despite a daily calorie intake that would last me a week doesn't help. I feed him up like a prize hog (lol) with plenty of home made bread, desserts and ice cream to no avail, meanwhile wishing for just a taste or two. And occasionally succumbing.
     
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    Is it his metabolism that prevents him from gaining weight ? Does he feel good eating that much processed food and hi carbs?
     
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    Nsoitgoes Well-Known Member

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    Yes, he has the metabolism I would kill for. No processed food here. I make everything from scratch. Most of the fruits for desserts were grown in my garden, cream for the ice cream is from a local farm and the eggs from my chickens. Flour, yeast and sugar I have to get from the store
     
  4. Benjamin Romine

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    How about changing the type of exercise you are doing. The change will keep you interested. Also, make a completely new, healthy dish that is delicious!
    I think you'll find that the feeling you have will always be present, but you need to learn that you can control it, push it to the side and keep moving forward. Focusing your energy on persisting with an activity will help you learn how to do that.
    What I would recommend is that you to listen to the professionals in motivation. My friend advised me to go on courses for this ghinsberg.com motivational coach.
     
  5. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member

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    I got through Easter with just a few slips. We had cake for dessert but it was a small cake, and when I looked for leftover cake the next day the last piece had been eaten in the middle of the night, as had the last of the Easter candy. Which was hard but I actually PLANNED the amount I had so that would occur. So I ate sweets on Easter but I have found that one day will not sabotage my diet, though having it around the house WILL!

    As usual I was too lazy to go to town to buy sweets, so that worked out very well! And I am almost entirely back on track, now.
     
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    stanb999 Well-Known Member

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    Never buy larger pants. Simple motivation that works.
     
  7. CountryMom22

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    Right now, my motivation comes from working out. I don't feel like going to the gym, but once I get there and finish my workout, I feel good and look forward to going back tomorrow. The problem comes when tomorrow comes and life gets so busy that I don't have the time to get a workout in. Then I have to push myself to get there so the motivation rollercoaster can start all over again.

    But the one thing I know for sure.... if I miss one day, I am more likely to miss 2 or 4 or 6 days because I have broken the momentum. At least that's the way it works with me!
     
  8. DryLandFish

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    My health kicked me in the pants and gave me a clear picture of what awaits me should I quit paying rather close attention to what I'm doing daily. Guess I'm lucky to be granted that perspective. Didn't feel lucky at the time.

    Both my wife and I are fortunate to have kept a great deal of weight off for a long time. At least part of that is knowing on a visceral level what is at stake.

    Like a lot of folks these days our earning potential ain't what it used to be -especially in Appalachia. Knowing that we can't afford expensive healthcare interventions as we get older is a huge impetus to do all we can to not need a doctor.

    Another major motivator is the sheer improvement in quality of life we felt when dropping the weight and being able to take up active lives again.

    Seriously, I would rather jump into a swimming pool full of shards of broken glass than to put my weight back on.