I am a big fan of Dr Christian Jessen and love his show Supersize Vs SuperSkinny so I was really looking forward to his new show Weighing Up The Enemy. It gives you a fantastic new look at the world of dieting and takes its inspiration from the USA.
The idea behind it is that if you have a key motivating factor in your weight loss targets you are much more likely to reach them if you have another reason to diet besides just being fat and wanting to be slim.
I totally love the idea from this concept because as someone that is overweight and that has been obese I understand that motivation is what makes the difference.
Food is an addiction like anything else that you associate with addiction – whether it is smoking, exercise, drugs or even movies. If you decide to quit you need that little push in the right direction to make it happen for you and that is exactly what weighing up the enemy does for you!
When I look at My Weight Loss Dream the motivation for me was to start this blog to stop me quitting and by doing it in public I can not just quit a couple of days down the line like so many people do!
And I wonder if that is the true motivation for participants on Weighing Up The Enemy because they are completing their weight loss challenge in front of a TV audience – which is way too scary for me!!!!
I don’t think I would be motivated by money, but I have many other things that motivate me into losing weight. The original motivator behind the blog was that I had just recovered from ovarian cancer and I realised that if I hadn’t been fat I would have noticed this enormous lump growing away inside me and I wouldn’t have been at risk as much with my health.
I had also just got back from Disney World at the time and seeing people that were morbidly obese needing wheelchairs to get about was very scary of what my future could become.
When you read in magazines what people’s motivation has been to lose weight it has often been the fat pictures and I must admit when I do see my fat pictures it makes me feel sick and I am glad I am not that fat now!
Of course, I am still considered to be overweight, but I am not obese and I am getting much closer to being considered a healthy weight again.
But if you are stuck for motivation then dig out one of your fat photos and remind yourself where you want to be a year from now and that will give you the best motivation you could ever find.
Because I like to share in this blog here is one of my fat photos that I HATE and will be my motivation this month and beyond: