I love SparkPeople sometimes. Really. I like getting emails that give me good ideas or motivate me.
“Visual images can be powerful tools in helping you reach your goals. There are lots of creative ways to use this motivation technique, such as posting an image of your goal where you’ll see it most—in your car, on a bathroom mirror, or on the refrigerator. Visual images can also help you reach your weight loss goals. Create a chart to measure your progress, display before and after pictures, or get a brochure of the vacation destination you’ll visit after you reach your goal. These are all good ways to constantly remind yourself of the commitment you’ve made.” – By Jen Mueller, SparkPeople Community Leader
This tip from SparkPeople has helped me realize that keeping visual reminders around leads to more success in weight loss. I made a board of visual reminders that I placed on the wall next to my door. I see it every time I leave my room so I am reminded of the commitment I have made to losing weight.
On my board I have photos of my at my highest weight so I remember where I have come from and what I do not want to return to. There is also a picture of my at the lowest weight of my adult life when I lived in Austria. I also have a few health articles that focus on important reasons why weight loss is important.
These are the things on my visual reminder board. What would you have on yours?