Hi, I am finally thinking about putting my mind to the challenge of losing some weight. Last time I dared to weigh myself I was 19st, so a hell of a lot to lose. The trouble is day to day I don't worry about my weight, I've learned to like myself as I am, and allowed myself to enjoy all the good food I love to cook. I think I eat pretty healthy food overall, but I rarely exercise and the portions are too large.
I have a problem with degenerative arthritis in both knees which I know will improve if I lose weight, but that alone has not motivated me so far.
We are travelling as a family with my husband and three teenage daughters, in August to NYC to visit family. I would love to be fitter and more mobile for walking the city. I'd also love to spare the embarrassment of having to ask for an extender seat belt on the plane!
Still, finding the motivation to get started is very hard, this is my first step, just openly thinking about the idea. I know from past experience that I can do it, I lost 3.5st 7 yrs ago, which has since all returned... and more. I think the only motivation that seems to work for me is telling myself how awful I look, that I should be ashamed, that I should do something about it. Obviously this makes me feel awful, coupled with the fact that I have to eat tasteless low fat food, means that I end up feeling very low and miserable on a diet very quickly.
I need a new way of thinking about a diet, find a positive aspect to concentrate on, rather than resorting to self loathing motivation! Please help.