Sometimes, it is easy to forget why you are putting yourself through all this work. It may have been easy to start the process, but it can get discouraging quickly or something else in your life may come up that seems more important. It's important to learn how others who have succeeded before you have done it. What factors are keeping them motivated and successful?
You should first determine what your weight loss goals are. Maybe you just want to fit back into the clothes you were wearing last year? Do you have a weight in mind which you would like to achieve? Is it important to you to feel more fit and healthy?
Keep tabs on your weight loss every week. Write your weight in a journal so you can keep track of it. Keep all of your diet information in the same book. Keep track of everything you eat to serve as a record of your daily consumption. Knowing that you have to write down bad choices will make you less likely to actually choose them.
If you give up on your healthy eating schedule, you are asking for disaster. It is hard to control what you are eating when you are really hungry. Decide what you will eat ahead of time, and keep sensible snack foods on hand at all times. Whenever you can, you should pack your lunch. Not only does this help you stay on track with healthy nutrition choices, it can also help your finances!
Successful weight loss programs need to include both dieting and exercise. Try to find a workout that you enjoy, and do it several times each week. If you are having difficulty exercising consistently, consider what it is that you like to do, and turn that into a workout. For example, go for a walk with your friends instead of staying inside. If dancing is your passion, consider joining a ballroom dancing class which can let try your hand at dances like the foxtrot. Do you feel an urging to get outside in the great outdoors? Do it!
The simple fact of the matter is that you cannot eat junk food if it is not available. Unhealthy eating habits are usually due to your environment. By keeping things such as fruits, veggies and granola bars stocked in your house, you will be more likely to choose these more healthy treats. Get rid of snacks that are full of sugars and empty calories.