I hate to sound like a downer because I'm trying not to be. It's actually part of my motivation for getting back into shape. I would like to feel better about myself and start looking nice for work. I'm just not going to buy a new wardrobe - I'm going to lose size and fit back into what I have.
As it is, I've been told by my family that I'm not allowed to get any of those long cardigan sweaters because they look like robes...and they know I'll live in it. I'm totally a robe person.
I should think about short term rewards. I like to do this when I'm serious about losing size. I usually set my goals like:
- Fit comfortably into a size 8 - even when bloated
- Waist = 28"
- Thighs down by 3"
Pick out some reasonable markers that really aren't based on time (like 1 month, 5 weeks, etc). My rewards are not food-based. Instead, it's like: buy a new pair of pants, spend $50 on Amazon, or something akin to that. I mean, who doesn't like shedding fat, getting something new to wear, and feeling like a million bucks?