Hi, this is my first post here. I am currently 92kg and need to lose about 30kg which I'm doing by the 5:2 diet. I have a long list of medical problems including mobility problems, (rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia) plus OCD (which makes routine and structure a necessity with everything I do). My therapist (for the OCD) suggested I join a forum for some moral support. I want to lose weight for my health, I know it's having a really negative impact on my RA and Fibro.
I used to be a real gym bunny, 5 times a week, but I can barely walk anymore, so it puts more dependance on losing the weight via diet. I plan on trying to include a little swimming and yoga, but I certainly can't exercise like I used to. Which is part of the reason I've put 5 stone on!
One of my problems is keeping motivated after I've 'strayed' from my idea of healthy food. For example, I failed to resist the one bar of chocolate, so the whole day is wasted so I might as well have that biscuit as well, and the can of coke while I'm there. Not rational I know, but that's what I tend to think.
So, my question, what motivational tips work for you?