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Savannaha · 12/01/2020 23:32

Really struggling to find the motivation to lose weight and eat healthier. I'm definitely overweight. Not severely, but overweight and I hate it. I always tell myself that I'll stop buying and eating crap, I'll start going to the gym, but every time I'm in a shop I can't help buying cookies or crisps or just something. And whenever I get home I cannot be bothered for the gym. I say I'll go tomorrow but I never do. I hate the way that I look.

Any suggestions on finding motivation?

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Isbutteracarb · 13/01/2020 14:52

No advice as I'm in the same situation but just wanted to say you're not alone! I'm trying not to be too hard on myself - if I have a bad day and eat too much crap, I'll just try and do better the next day. But yeah if you find some motivation send some over my way too...

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blubberball · 13/01/2020 15:45

I am like this too. Overweight, eat too much crap and definitely can't be bothered/can't afford the gym.

Here’s what I have found the motivation to do so far since just before new year:

Do workouts for free at home on YouTube. I can get YouTube up on my TV. I do the workouts when I first wake up in the morning, so that I can't put it off to later/tomorrow.

Some work outs are 5 or 10 minutes long, so I do those on work day mornings when I don't have much time.

I do ones on a channel called Psychetruth, and they have loads for beginners. Yoga, pilates, kick boxing and all sorts.

I also bought a diary and have been writing down what I eat, when I exercise, and just general ideas, recipes, things to try, motivational quotes, goals, measurements etc.

I have been limiting myself to 2 treats a day. This is a good start for me, as someone who can happily sit and eat 6 biscuits in a go, or half a tub of Christmas chocolates.

I know that I couldn't give up treats altogether, so cutting back is the best I can do at the moment.

Also look for motivational videos on YouTube, with healthy meal ideas and fruits to help you.

I have been drinking apple cider vinegar before meals. Apparently it's good to help you lose weight, and suppress your appetite between meals. I got a big bottle for a couple of quid in Morrisons, and I just stir a teaspoon of it into a big glass of water.

I don't actually know if I have lost any weight yet, but I will weigh myself for the first time in 2 weeks tomorrow. I was hoping to lose 1lb. Going slowly in the right direction I hope.

My advice is not to put it off to tomorrow, or next week or next month. Make a change or a new habit today. Start today. Wishing you all the best, and maybe we can motivate each other on here. Smile

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NewNameChange2020 · 13/01/2020 15:51

I'm the same, keep saying will 'start tomorrow when all the chocolate has gone'. Then just buying more! Last year I did low carb, high fat diet and went cold turkey with sugar which worked amazingly, lost about a stone, but over Xmas I've gained over half a stone back because I allowed myself so many 'treats'. I really need to train myself to stop recognising food as a reward. I've been so ill with viruses since November I just relaxed and ate whatever I fancied and lounged around waiting to feel better. Now I am ok but still haven't been back at the gym regularly. Argh!

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