5 Motivational Tips For Weight Loss

By | March 24, 2019

I will be sharing with you here some motivational tips for weight loss along with my own personal story. The tips actually helped me shed the much-needed weight.

So I thought that I would write them down on this blog in the hope, they really help someone who may be having a stressful time of late during their weight loss attempt.

Whichever One

Maybe you have started your campaign or maybe you have yet to start it? Whichever one I hope you will find this story inspirational and the tips very helpful.

I will not go into my accident all that much in this post as you can read all about it in my about me page. There you can read all about the traumatic times which I faced.

Now as I have said before I started off fine, fit and very healthy. But, after I became disabled, the weight simply started to pile on me and my diet was not helping me in the slightest.A Banner Saying "Motivate Yourself"

You see before my accident I had not eaten healthily if I am honest. Chocolate, crisps and pizzas and such like.

You see, I lived in the town by the name of Cheltenham. This was what is known as a regency town on account of its very old and quite frankly beautiful architecture.

There was, however, one major problem with this quaint town. It was a student town consisting of 8000 students and only around 14000 full-time residents (Correct at the time I lived there.)

Motivational Tips For Weight Loss – University

I was actual a partner in a relationship there and she was attending the university, It was the year that all the polytechnics changed over to universities.

Because of her friends both the friends I had made we became a part of a large social scene. This involved a lot of drinking, nightclubs, loud music and generally partying when not at work.

Now, although I was enjoyed this carefree lifestyle, my weight was never an issue. For whatever I ate or drank had no physical effect on me whatsoever.

Anyway, this lifestyle went on to last for 6 or so years before I decided to head back up to the north of the UK midlands, back to my roots.

It was, again as I say in the about me page, where myself and a friend set up business and on the very first day, I suffered my accident.

It was then that I should have adjusted my diet accordingly as, although I was now disabled, I carried on eating the same junk food I had been eating prior to this unfortunate event.

Well, I must admit to you, that when I first put on a stone, I only noticed actually as when I was wriggling around my bed (dressing)

I could no longer even do up my trousers never mind adjust my belt as I had previously been doing. So, I took the simple option and located some shorts which were too small to do up.

In A Wheelchair

But given to the fact I was in a wheelchair, there was never going to be the remotest chance of them falling down.

So I continued to get away with it and just wear shorts for the next 4.5 years. Then I had my annual medical. This said, It was meant to be annual, but the year previous I had missed it due to genuine illness.

It was to my shock horror there when I was weighed,(and when I say shock I really mean it) I came it at a huge 39lbs heavier. That was an overall weight of 200 lbs. Up from a 147lbs.Motivational Tips For Weight Loss, A "Conquer Fear" Grapgic

That is 53lbs which I found incredible as I had not done anything differently. Ah, you see, therein lay the problem I searched and came to realize.

Disabled And Calories

I had not made allowance for being disabled and therefore not burning off any calories. “This,” I thought to myself, was a big problem.

However, I went about my daily life without changing absolutely anything at all. My weight simply increased, but so distracted was I by my computer (which during this period in my life seemed to be my only friend) that I did not notice it going on.

Funnily enough, It was at another medical when I was weighed that I had reached an absolutely colossal 256.2lbs. This, I thought, was where the weight gain was going to stop – FACT.

So I returned dejected and demoralized about my whole issue with the weight I had gained. So, I took a couple of days to gather myself, and, after talking to a gentleman whom I had befriended, decided in my heart, to do something about it.

Now this man was a very lean bodied chap who regularly attended the gym. So it was with this in mind that I listened to him with a very open mind and well open ears.

Change Your Diet

I still remember it so well these years later. He said to me, “You really need to change your diet and try to do whatever exercises are possible in your present condition.”

I listened and I listened to all he was telling me, and sure enough, he was drawing a picture in my mind of how I could naturally lose the weight.

I was already taking a lot of medication for the brain injury I had suffered, so more pills were out of the question. Besides, I had already heard horror stories of certain people who had taken them through utter desperation and went on to die.

No, I definitely needed to lose weight naturally so set about adjusting my diet to include plenty of non-fatty and none or low sugary foodstuff.Now we can fast forward several years and well, I am currently feeling very good indeed.

Fast Forward

Now we can fast forward several years and well, I am currently feeling very good indeed. I have lost nearly 59lbs, and although I still have a way to go I am set for success, let there be no doubts.

All is now good with my diet and although I cannot exercise a lot my sister bought me the opposite of chest expanders with which to try to get in shape.

This combined with half kind of squats (because although walking is impossible, standing is not) makes up for the majority of my exercises, Oh that and some sets of regular stomach crunches.

So I guess know you know how I did it, you are waiting for my motivation tips for weight loss and just how you can do it too.

Tip 1

Restructure, change your diet completely. You can just remove the junk foods if you need to, but in all honesty, there are not a lot of us who eat healthy, to begin with.

So you should really think of this as an OPPORTUNITY. Think of the good you will be doing for yourself and those around you. THINK about what I am saying.

What benefit will the others around you get?  They will get you for much longer! Might you already have had your children? Do you not want to possibly see them mature and also maybe have grand-children. Isn’t watching them grow up worth sticking around for?

Tip 2A Graphic That Says "Smile"

When you think about all of the health risks for the overweight then it really should become a no-brainer. So please start your attempt at weight loss naturally.

This should be the main motivator for no one wants to become ill or suffer for long periods of time. Heck, you may even develop something that is terminal. Losing weight for this reason alone should be a great motivating factor!

Tip 3

Do whatever exercise you can do. Seriously. It is without question that this was a big part of my success as it burns those dreaded calories. And we have at leat all heard of those, right?

Just think whatever the discomfort you are feeling during te exercise, it is all worth it to lose your excess weight and “Wear” a much better body as the end result. Heep your mind’s eye on the new you and strive towards reaching that image.

Tip 4

Now, this was indeed a big one for me. You need to moderate and control your portion sizes. Reduce the amount of food you are eating. The body DOES NOT NEED the amount you are eating.

You will be practically force feeding it. Remember this. NOTHING will change if you continually load you plate full of the bad things you  HAVE been eating, NOTHING at all.

Tip 5

Now we come to what in my opinion, is the single most important part of any weight loss campaign. The mindset.You must be in the correct frame of mind.

You simply must be 100% up for the challenge and have the ability to focus, be determined and consistent. For it is without this that all of my other tips I have just stated become useless.

So take some time out to focus, concentrate and ready yourself for what will definitely be a challenging time ahead.

These are basically the exact and only steps that I took. Although it took me a long time please do not forget my disability limits me as to what exercises I can do.

So unless you to suffer a disability then it will happen a lot faster and really, there is zero excuse.

You must understand, I am in no way trying to state what is most obvious, but you would have a big surprise, how many people are clueless when it comes down to what steps it is they need to take.

I Am Thick, Not

By no means thick am I, but, it wasn’t until I had the message relayed to me it really sank in.

I sincerely hope you found my story and these motivational weight loss tips helpful. Do them and you will succeed like I succeeded.

You see, once you have got your diet under control. All that you need to have is the other half of the equation. For your weight loss attempt to be a success. I am of course referring to the exercise. Go to this link “Home gym fitness equipment” to see some hand-picked items which will rocket you to success with your weight loss mission.

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12 thoughts on “5 Motivational Tips For Weight Loss

  1. Lawrence Gregory

    Simon… I loved reading about your story.

    I think that sharing a story is always a great way to inspire people.

    The tips are very helpful too!

    Keep up excellent and inspiring efforts.

    Thanks =)

    1. Simon Watson Post author

      Thank you! Lawrence, your comment is really appreciated. Well, as for my story and how I did it, it is nothing but the truth so yes I really do hope that it inspires people to lose weight just as I did! Once you set to it and make your mind up there really is nothing left that is holding you back whatsoever.

      You have to do just as I say, diet and exercise/activity. Although haha the activity must be something that gets your blood pumping and not knitting!

  2. Mohammad Makki

    Wonderful article Simon. I’m really sorry about your accident, but if you can bounce back and lose all that weight, I know I can too. I’m currently going to the gym for a while now, but I always seem not to be taking full advantage of it. I see now that I just needed motivation, and you’ve given me a lot to think about. After hearing your success, I almost feel bad for not pushing harder. Thanks!

    Here’s a kinda on-topic question that a pro like might be able to answer. Does it really matter what I eat if my daily calorie count remains below what I need? I’ve heard that calories are the only factor in weight loss. Your thoughts?

    1. Simon Watson Post author

      Thanks Mo for the question and mini praise if the article. To answer your question it is correct that if you consume less calories than you need you will start to lose weight and if you consume more than you need it then stands to reason that you will indeed put weight on.

      This said, there really is no substitute for exercise as this will DEFINITELY HELP YOU TO BURN THOSE CALORIES FASTER AND THUS LOSE WEIGHT THAT MUCH QUICKER, and NO, calories certainly are a big part of weight loss but exercise/activity is also crucial to a weight loss campaign. THERE IS NO DOUBTING THIS. That, after all, is why there is a profession for personal TRAINERS

  3. Brandon

    I love weight loss, so it should come as no surprise that you just found yourself a regular visitor. People that want to lose weight lack the motivation to do so, so what you are doing here is going to help hundreds, if not thousands of people when your site gets noticed.

    I’m glad you are doing this, so good job! I do agree with you, changing your diet is pretty much essential when it comes to losing weight. Since weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise, this tip should NOT be neglected.

    Great work buddy, and keep it up 🙂


    1. Simon Watson Post author

      Cool Brandon and thank you. I am so happy that you agreed with my motivational tips for weight loss I really am and yes the 80 / 20 rule is something that professionals talk about all of the time, although, you can get away with 70 / 30 🙂

  4. Marley Dawkins

    Great Article Simon! Im into mixed martial arts, and weightloss/nutrition which is a big part of training and martial arts, so i respect you sharing your story here, and how you changed your situation for the better!

    1. Simon Watson Post author

      Thanks a lot! Marley, it is great to know that my first comment is one of appreciation for my post. Yes, my story should help to impart some motivational tips for weight loss for the people too as it is the total truth.

  5. Jaime

    Hi Simon, thank you so much for the great tips to losing weight and for your life story. I too got injured in the military and now I have bad back problems that prevents me from doing most exercises.

    I am really putting on wight and I’m glad I ran into your post because now it motivated me to change my diet and get my life back on track. I know if you could push yourself to do it I can too. I have excuses!

    Great article and I will do whatever it takes to drop weight! Have a great one.


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