Monday, October 13, 2008

It's all about motivation...

One of my best girlfriends gave me some great advice recently...
"To get motivated you have to start doing, once you start doing you will see results and become motivatated."
Now. Doesn't that make sense!
I have a wedding coming up in May that I will be a bridesmaid for. I am very much looking forward to sharing this day with my life long friend. She and I have been friends since Kindergarten :)
I am however dreading getting dressed for it. I have put on sooooo much weight!
You'd think that this would be enough motivation to lose weight. But it hasn't been. I have known for over a month that I have limited time to get to a reasonable size for this wedding, but have still done nothing.
I went shopping this morning to see if I could find a nice top to wear to work tomorrow. I was mortified when I couldn't even pull a size 16 top on! There was no way in hell I was going to try the 18 on. I just put the top back & walked out of the shop.
It took all my mental energy to not head straight to McDonalds for a Big Mac.... Instead I went into Woolies & grabbed a weight watchers meal and a bottle of Coke Zero. It also took all my mental effort to not grab a chockie bar from the check out...
So this is it, I am only 1 kilo off my heaviest weight ever. How depressing. Time to be motivated, and I will only get motivated if I start doing!!


Givinya De Elba said...

Grr - motivation.

I was doing really well for a few weeks after getting the idea to eat vegetarian on weekdays. I thought, "I can do that!" cos I love veggo meals.

We did really well for a while. Pesto pasta, chick pea curry, heaps of roasted pumpkin instead of meat, and got lots of yummy recipes from our friend RW.

Then I get a weeny bit depressed and just ate rubbish. I am still eating rubbish, and I stopped being cranky DAYS ago.

And it's hard to make really nice veggo meals until our kitchen is finished!

(PS and you're not a Size 18 in my eyes! You're my beautiful loving friend, and I picture you as about Size 14ish.)

Humph. Motivation.

Hippomanic Jen said...

Yep, know the feeling - and there is no way I will even try on any garment that has a one and an eight in it, even if the persuasive staff tell me that "this label has really small sizes". Well they should have thought about that before they chose to have really small sizes!

I actually have a copy of the dress you put on your blog as an incentive to me. It's soooo pretty, summery, and feminine. I want one. In size 12. And that it would fit me.

All the best with the motivation thing. It was the spring fair on Saturday, I have some homemade sweets to get through.

Swift Jan said...

Well I am kind of glad that I am not the only person who struggles, but gee wiz!
Mrs de Elba... I understand what you mean about rubbish food! Soooo hard to get out of!

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

I completely understand. I feel the same way today. Doesn't it feel like you have been struggling with your weight forever? Why does it have to be so hard? It doesn't seem fair.

But then I remember that I have successfully lost weight in the past. I lost 20 kilos with weight watchers. It can be done.

The best time to start is now. You can do it!

Swift Jan said...

Thanks for the encouragement!!

Joce said...

That's the spirit... & perhaps reward yourself with non-food things... like flowers, a new CD, a night at the movies or a facial... Good luck!

femina said...

I lost 18kg with Weight Watchers a few years ago. I was a size 16 when I started going but that's only because I refused to wear size 18 (so I was wearing size 16 clothes that didn't fit properly). There's just something about size 18... it seems so much bigger than 16. I don't know why that is.

Good luck on the weight loss. It's a slow process (unless you're a contestant on the Biggest Loser) but worth it. I found it helpful to get a ticker from so I could see the process (and share it with my online friends). It made it seem less of a burden and it was good to celebrate with my online friends. :)