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Getting Motivated when you don't really feel like losing weight?

I have a question for you all.

I should (and would like) to lose between 10 and 15lbs. The problem is that I have no motivation, and I am not even really searching for motivation!

I don't feel like putting the effort in right now. I would like to lose 10lbs, but I don't want it badly enough to really put the effort in and do it.

I know I would be in better health, I would probably have more energy, etc. etc., but I just don't feel like doing it right now.

What I would like, is to want to lose 10lbs, to really want to lose it. If I really wanted it, that would motivate me, I would just do it.

Anyone ever been in this situation? Any ideas or tricks for making yourself really want to lose weight?


Fri. May 15, 11:52am

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I don't wait for myself to get motivated. I just get out there and behave my way to better health/fitness...that usually gets it going for me.

Friday, May 15, 2009, 3:39 PM

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I agree, don't wait for the motivation because if it does come, it won't always be there. Maybe start by doing one thing different each day that will make you more healthy. The motivation will really start once you start seeing some changes to your weight/health and you will want to continue doing these things.

Friday, May 15, 2009, 3:42 PM

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I'm in the same boat. I just can't find the motivation. I eat pretty healthy, just too much. I act like I'm on the "Price is Right" of calories. How much can I eat without going over. Unfortunately I usually go over.

Saturday, May 16, 2009, 11:35 PM

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I agree with the others, don't wait for motivation! Just start doing, step by step, day by day. Make better choices, move a little more each day. Motivation will pick up when you see results or feel better!

Sunday, May 17, 2009, 8:24 AM

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You must be a little bit motivated to say you "want" to lose 10 pounds and to go to the trouble of posting this. Maybe write down the reasons you want to lose weight so you can see them in black and white. I also agree with the previous posters. When you start making good changes and develop a sense of accomplishment, that's very motivating.

Sunday, May 17, 2009, 1:16 PM

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