- Support. I stay really motivated when I have someone to be accountable to. Like I mentioned in my recent Mamavation post, my family is not very supportive, in fact, sometimes they are more enablers than anything. It's not as if they are against weight loss: I get compliments and little congrats here and there, but I don't have anyone (in my fam) constantly pushing me! I have the Mamavation Sistahood to be supportive of me, and my co-workers are awesome motivators! They are whom I lean on right now.
- Challenges. When I lost 50 lbs in 2007, I was doing it with a close friend. We would often challenge each other and that worked, so well.
- Goals. I set many mini-goals for myself in '07. Mostly I did 5 lbs goals, but that was small enough for me to set my eyes on and not get overwhelmed.
So this is my first mini-goal. I want to weigh 259 by October 1. That is 5 lbs from where I am at right now, and 28 lbs since I began losing weight at the end of May.