Originally Posted by kmrokasy
I found that using a partner, in my case, a neighbor/friend, has helped keep both of us motivated. We hold each other accountable and instead of sitting in front of the TV, we plan walks, runs, and share dinner ideas.
When I'm not in the mood to go for a run, she motivates me and I don't want to let her down...and vice versa. Plus, it is inspiring to see someone else's success and makes it much more fun and sustainable.
You mention sharing dinners....that's a great tip. Also, when you go out to eat, before diving into that extra large portion restaurants always serve, ask the wait staff for a "to go" box. Fill the box with half of what's on your plate. Eat what's on your plate and enjoy the portion in the box for the next day's lunch or dinner. It works!