Day 35: Finding Specific Motivation

Submitted by BaylorBlondie on Wed, 05/31/2006 - 7:23pm.

I have found another way to limit portion sizes:  go to the dentist first thing in the morning.  Ouch!  My teeth still hurt this afternoon.  I’ve nibbled (ie: put in my mouth & let it disolve) on a few snacks here at the office, but I can hardly eat.  I haven’t even had a Dr. Pepper today since they cleaned my teeth this morning as well.  Surprisingly, I have felt alert even without my caffine. 

Lately I have been trying to identify more things to increase my motivation.  Some of my biggest ones are my old favorite clothes that are now a bit snug.  I can’t wait until I can easily fit into them again.  Another similar motivation is our vacation to the Carribbean.  I want to wear that bikini with confidence and not suck in the tummy when I’m walking on the beach.  I’ve even gone so far to display these clothes in my closet to remind me of my goal.  I have also committed to stop buying clothes at this large size.  I’m the type that eventually gets annoyed wearing the same outfits to work.  By losing weight, I will have more wardrobe options.  Clothes are always a good motivating factor.