There have been a few times when I skipped a work-out or didn't push myself as much as I could have, but by and large I have been on track for 51 days and counting!
My motivation? Mere words cannot describe how absolutely HELLISH the whole airline experience was for me at 400+ pounds. Since Jeanne and I will be returning to Pine Ridge in July 2010, I use this as my primary motivation to stay on track.Let's ignore the obvious discomforts and humiliations - such as having to ask for a seat belt extender and barely being able to squeeze through the aisle ----- Just WALKING from one side of the airport to the other was like climbing Mount Everest in the shape I was in. And at JFK in NY there was no where to sit while waiting for your check-in time -- and we got there early. That meant that after dragging my huge butt through the airport I had to stand around for nearly two hours waiting for our check-in area to open -- I thought my back was going to break!
While waiting at JFK, My BFF put her duffel bag on the floor and sat on it. Good idea! I couldn't do that. If I put my 400 pounds on the floor I wouldn't have been able to get back up without mechanical assistance--- as in a freakin' crane!! LOL
So when I get a craving for sugar or the urge to overeat or the thought to skip a work out, I just think back to how miserable, humiliating and painful the whole airline travel experience was and I remind myself that Jeanne and I WILL be returning to Pine Ridge in July 2010 no matter what shape I am in.
There is nothing that Jeanne or anyone else can do for me. I am the only one who can make next year's experience more pleasant by making the right choices now -- so that is what I am trying to do.
That's it for today! Be good to you!