Friday, July 30, 2010


A great motivator for me to keep living my new healthy lifestyle is simply an old picture of myself that I have on the refrigerator and the same picture at work.  This is a great reminder to myself of how far I've come since may of 2006 when I was at my heaviest weight ever 442 pounds.  When I go to the refrigerator to get something to eat that may not be very healthy I look at the picture and know that I sure don't want to fall back into old unhealthy habits and usually eat something that is healthy instead.  The job that I now have I've been at for 15 months where I do security bike patrols which is great exercise and I get paid to do it as well which is great.  I have the picture in a little nylon bag that is on the back of the bike and if I'm feeling lazy or unmotivated I'll take it out for a moment and that encourages me to keep on going.  It's also a great conversation piece to have when I mention to co-workers that I used to weigh over 400 pounds and they never believe me because ever since I have worked there I have been thin.  I often show them the picture and they can't believe that it's really a picture of me and they have to look real hard to see any similarities of the old me and the new me.  This gives me a great feeling of how far I've come over the past 4 years and keeps me motivated to keep up my permanent healthy lifestyle.  If you are lacking in any motivation then I would suggest that you try this out and see how it works for you by having an old picture of you on the refrigerator or somewhere in the house and also bring an old picture of yourself to work to show your co-workers and prove that with hard work and perseverance anything is possible!!   Have an awesome weekend everyone :)  


  1. I think I will do that once I get to my goal. Thanks for the suggestion.

  2. Your very welcome, hope your weight loss journey is going well :)