This is such a thoughtful response. I wholeheartedly agree with you. I've experienced having doubts about keeping a steady diet and maintaining my routines. But through understanding my own motivations, I was able to move past these difficulties and succeed.In my opinion this list does not ensure that you stay motivated. This list helps to facilitate your goal. The way to stay motivated, I found is to stay focused on why you are trying to loose weight. All of us have diffrent reasons. Is it to be healthy and strong? Is it to look good? Is it because of your doctor or health reasons? Is it out of self love? Whatever the reason we need to focus on that. If the reason is strong enough, it will keep you through the hard times of hunger pangs, hard workouts, being fed up of eating the same proteins over and over again(I should know because my main protein source is eggs, which sometimes I literally can't stand but have to make do with)
Yeah, that's a really great and practical way to motivate myself to lose weight too! I'd like to work hard to fit back into my old clothes and finally cut the craving to buy new ones. That way I feel more confident that I can do it. That idea is totally awesome BTW!You motivation needs to be more concrete to keep you going, and just achieving a certain number won't be enough. I find it better to think of how I will fit on my shirt if I don't lose weight, or how I have to spend even more buying clothes if I lose sight and go to my old ways.