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It's not hard to forget your motivation for getting fit when obstacles arise. When you first start losing weight, there is usually a little flurry of weight loss that is very encouraging. Then you tend to hit a plateau, and this can cause you to feel discouraged and lose interest in your project. How can you internalize the motivation needed to push on that you see in others? How are they achieving these great results and maintaining their fitness?

Know what your weight loss goals, are and make a plan based on that. You must have specific goals, the decision lies with you. You will set different goals for losing a significant amount of weight compared to just wanting to get toned. Do you want to be a specific weight? Perhaps you want to feel more energetic, increasing your strength and endurance?

Charting your progress can be a great way to remind yourself of the results you're getting, and stay motivated. You should write down everything you consume in a food diary. Calculate your total calories consumed every day to make sure you're not over your limit. Use your journal to keep track of your weekly weight losses or gains. Graphs are very helpful to use in a weight loss diary.

If you become too hungry, your ability to make rational food choices will diminish and you may end up on an eating binge that you will later regret. Avoid being faced with poor choices unexpectedly by planning your meals and snacks for each day and packing them to take along wherever you go. Rather than eat lunch in a restaurant, pack your own. When you make your own lunch, you can control fat and calorie content, which is often high in restaurant meals. In addition, you can also save money!

A truly great weight loss plan will focus on both diet and exercise. Clear your schedule for a few hours a week to enjoy some fun workouts. Finding the exercises that you enjoy will help you push past those old excuses about not having enough time. Is spending time with your buddies important? Take them on in a game of basketball. Are you a wild one? Try taking salsa lessons! Are you happiest when you are basking in the glories of nature? Put on your hiking boots and enjoy nature while walking toward fitness.

Do not let other members of your household fill your fridge with bad food choices. That may be hard for you and your family members at first, but they need to know that it's not healthy for you or them. Load up the fridge with fruits, veggies and other healthy items. However, this doesn't mean you have to suffer from a lack of snack foods. Fruit makes a great snack for both children and adults. Keep a supply of granola and assorted healthy snacks in your pantry for everyone in your house to enjoy.

When you feel ready, and you are motivated, you will begin to lose weight successfully. However, if you get your friends and family in on the fun, you are far more likely to stick to your routine. Sometimes, you won't feel like working out or will want someone to give you support. Your friends can help you stay away from temptation and bad choices.


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Great piece. The weight loss plateau appears to be a problem for everyone. Like you idea of co-opting other family members

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