What do you do when you lose motivation? UPDATE
UPDATE: Thanks for all the kind words & suggestions. I really think I posted this when I was having a bad day. And that's what eating has always been for me. Emotional. In years past, I've always made an effort for a short while & then given up.
I've been using MFP for 54 days. I can honestly say that's the longest I've stuck to anything. And while I've had discouraging days, the next day, I keep logging calories. Up until this last week, I'd just tried to eat a little less/better, drink more water, and log my calories. I didn't care if I went over my calories. I suppose those weeks were eye openers & at the very least, I was holding myself accountable for what I was eating -- even over my calorie goal by several hundred calories. It's also been an eye-opening experience. I've learned I want to eat A LOT & I can if I'm eating healthier foods. I'm not there yet, but I'm getting there.
This past week, I decided I'd try really hard to stay at my calories. Friday was a bad day, but I was at, under, or barely above my goal every other day. And from last Monday to today I've lost 5 pounds. I'm waiting for some to creep back. I've always fluctuated...down, up a little, down, up a little, down...Plus, I start my period this week. That added an extra 4 pounds over night last month. But, for the first time, the fluctuation & increases when they happen aren't stopping me. I don't feel like myself logging calories every day. It's almost a surreal experience to keep going. I know at some point I'll need to add exercise. I'm praying I get there just as I've gotten here with logging calories.