Ready, Set, Lose Weight

This week, I start focusing on my goal to lose a total of 100 lbs. from my highest documented weight of 232 lbs. (The weight on my driver’s license.) So depending on which day I weigh, the real goal, I suppose, would be to lose another 6-7 lbs. I want to do this by my 46th birthday – September 24 – so it’s a pretty realistic goal.

To that end, I share with you an article that I read today from Everyday Health: 10 Ways to Get Psyched to Lose Weight. I think for me, the best tip is #5: Be realistic. I’ve already lost 90-something lbs., and it’s not going to be easy to get off another 6-8 lbs. There will be weeks when I may not lose any – or even be up a tad – but it’s not a race; I’m giving myself over five months.

Do you have a special secret to getting psyched up to lose weight? Any incentives or words of wisdom for staying the course?