How is this for optimism, yesterday I bought a bathing suit on sale (deeply discounted) that is THREE sizes smaller than I am?! I guess that is another form of incentive, to be able to fit into that suit by next year's swimming season! I figure I'll be able to squeeze into it in about 60 lbs., so I have my work cut out for me this winter/spring.
It was a tremendous deal, and I needed to get a new swimsuit anyway, but decided to "go for it" by buying it smaller.
It actually isn't as foolish as it may sound. I have a pair of size 24 jeans that are taunting me, and I'm working like crazy to be able to get into them by Valentine's Day - a background incentive.
That got me to thinking, I have dozens of background incentives.
For instance, my passport expired on my birthday last month. I need to renew it, but I really don't want to be stuck with the heavy-me photo for the next 10 years. So, I have that as an unofficial background incentive too. I want to lose weight to look better for my passport renewal photo. Shallow? Perhaps, but it is just a background incentive, not a primary reason to lose weight.
Does anyone else have background incentives to lose weight? I wonder ...