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So I started dieting around the end of October and managed to lose only about 5kg before December came :gah:. Was just cutting calories and using MFP to graph my weight change each day.

Not touched the scales since 14th December (day before my birthday!) and won't be on the again until the 16th (they're at uni still) and I know I've probs put it all on again, so I'm just gonna start from scratch when I get back to uni.

I have a lot to loose so certainly not going to see a visual difference any time soon. Pretty good at the dieting side, not many days I go over but I rarely do any excercise above the 8-10 flights of stairs at uni each day! By the time I get in and all my stuff put away all motivation has gone for excercise....

What does everyone use to stay motivated? I thought watching my weight slowly drop would be enough.....slowly being the operative word here!
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So I started dieting around the end of October and managed to lose only about 5kg before December came :gah:. Was just cutting calories and using MFP to graph my weight change each day.

Not touched the scales since 14th December (day before my birthday!) and won't be on the again until the 16th (they're at uni still) and I know I've probs put it all on again, so I'm just gonna start from scratch when I get back to uni.

I have a lot to loose so certainly not going to see a visual difference any time soon. Pretty good at the dieting side, not many days I go over but I rarely do any excercise above the 8-10 flights of stairs at uni each day! By the time I get in and all my stuff put away all motivation has gone for excercise....

What does everyone use to stay motivated? I thought watching my weight slowly drop would be enough.....slowly being the operative word here!
Finding exercise that you enjoy is the key part to sticking to it. There's going to be something you enjoy - humans are designed to be really, really good at maintaining high levels of physical activity, so there's bound to be something you can find that you enjoy. Whether that's running, swimming, weightlifting, yoga or cycling or whatever - it exists. Go find it, stick to it, and the day will no doubt come where you don't want to stick to it - then be disciplined enough to stick to it anyway.

I find music is a really good motivator on those days where I've just woken up and can't be bothered going to the gym.
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Finding exercise that you enjoy is the key part to sticking to it. There's going to be something you enjoy - humans are designed to be really, really good at maintaining high levels of physical activity, so there's bound to be something you can find that you enjoy. Whether that's running, swimming, weightlifting, yoga or cycling or whatever - it exists. Go find it, stick to it, and the day will no doubt come where you don't want to stick to it - then be disciplined enough to stick to it anyway.

I find music is a really good motivator on those days where I've just woken up and can't be bothered going to the gym.
Diets are rubbish, they just make you tired and unmotivated, whist doing exercise produces endorphins that make you feel good.

It's taken me 4 years to loose about 25kg, but I've definitely been more happy during those years
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I am the same! Gained a stone in a year. Began my exercise regime and weight loss this month. My motivation usually stems from how good I feel after a hardcore workout at the gym and also considering buying Fitbit to motivate me even more and I use MFP to track my food and weight loss I eat healthy and substitute food - I have started drinking almond milk, brown rice instead of white rice, reduced fat foods etc. I treat myself weekly to a takeaway or McDonalds. Just don't continually diet. Always make sure you have a treat!

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I am the same! Gained a stone in a year. Began my exercise regime and weight loss this month. My motivation usually stems from how good I feel after a hardcore workout at the gym and also considering buying Fitbit to motivate me even more and I use MFP to track my food and weight loss I eat healthy and substitute food - I have started drinking almond milk, brown rice instead of white rice, reduced fat foods etc. I treat myself weekly to a takeaway or McDonalds. Just don't continually diet. Always make sure you have a treat!

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This! I have saturday as my treat day, although I still eat less on that day that I would have before. Buttt that's without trying so can't complain.

I'm doing the insanity workout at the moment. It is ridiculously hard but I've got to the stage where I don't ache so much any more from it. I've lost 8 pounds in 10 days so far so hopefully by day 60 I'll look amazing!
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