Staying Motivated to Lose Weight

33 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    Well said, my friend, well said.

    We’ve seen nothing but awesome coming from you so far, and I don’t forsee that changing anytime soon. WooT!

  2. MissQOKC says:

    Very good point. Thanks.

  3. Megan says:

    I totally agree. I have a whole list of reasons WHY I want to lose weight. I too, have well over 100 lbs to lose. I am at 25lbs so far. The first reason is simply says “because I have to”. Keep up the great work, Tyler!

  4. kate says:

    Are you still waiting to start building muscle or are you combining the rest of your weight loss with purposeful muscle building?

  5. Dan says:

    Nice points on your schedule. I believe people largely overlook how poor their time management is. long hard days usually = successful ones. How much are you charging for an autographed 8×10 these days?

  6. Katy says:

    Love it. Thank you for writing this. Needed to hear it and it’s so true.

  7. Cory says:

    Well said and I totally agree….

  8. Alan says:

    Decide to earn your new life. Nobody is going to give it to you.
    That my brother is deep. Well said.. Time to get off my ass.. I’ keep a log of quotes .. You just made the list!

  9. Allison says:

    You hit the nail on the head…the work is drudgery…but the reward is sweet!!!!

  10. Nia says:

    I’m new to your blog thanks to CNN… what an awesome post! I’m definitely not going to cancel my workout tonight!

  11. Archana says:

    I just realized how doable my goal is! I read about your blog through CNN and recently started my own blog to log my daily food intake, exercise etc. I am diabetic and losing weight is imperative to me. Your story inspires me and I think I’ll get to my 20 (now 23 lbs since I put on some weight on vacation!) is doable. Thanks for the realistic perspective.

  12. AndrewENZ says:

    Words of wisdom. Hopefully everyone who reads them will take action.

  13. Brandon says:

    Congrats again on the media coverage, it’s all very well deserved.

    And thanks for a great post, really good point. Losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle is about so much more than motivation, it’s a lifelong journey that you just have to take one day at a time.

  14. Valerie says:

    Great post, Tyler.

    “You just need to decide to earn your new life. Nobody is going to give it to you. ”

    I think I realized this last week and I decided that instead of being motivated (or in addition to, on a good day), I am DETERMINED to lose this weight and do what is required to make that happen. Period.

    Keep it up!

  15. BossyMommy says:

    Have I told you lately that I love you, T? Probably. This was a much-needed post. I think there are many who could and will benefit from this.

  16. Tyler says:

    I don’t think this Wednesday will be too awesome, I’m afraid. I had a really loose weekend.

  17. Tyler says:

    That’s the only reason that matters — because you have to. To quote Nike: just do it. We don’t need reasons, excuses, or motivation to lose weight — we just need to get moving and get control of your life.

  18. Tyler says:

    I’m building muscle as we speak. I’m lifting, as well as doing cardio.

  19. Tyler says:

    Cost of postage 🙂

  20. Tyler says:

    I needed to hear it, as well.

  21. Tyler says:

    You do most of the time, Cory, that’s why I like you.

  22. Tyler says:

    I’m glad. Do you mind sharing some of your other favorite quote? I need motivation, too!

  23. Tyler says:

    Yeah. Losing weight is a lot like the game of poker. It’s boring for 59 minutes out of 60, but the second you get that big hand, the second you step on the scale and realize you conquered yet another goal — it makes it all worth while.

  24. Tyler says:

    Good! I’m glad you found my blog, I hope you keep on commenting.

  25. Tyler says:

    It definitely is doable. It won’t be handed to you, it’s going to be work — but I’m confident you can earn it. I bet you’ll reach that goal within 3-4 months.

    Good luck!

  26. Tyler says:

    Hopefully, Andrew.

  27. Tyler says:

    I appreciate the congratulations, but I’m not sure if it’s well deserved. I’m just spreading the word.

    Yeah, as I said — motivation only comes in spurts, you just need to realize this is a life change. Motivation will only take you so far, then you just have to rely on yourself to drag your own butt to the gym.

  28. Tyler says:

    Do it. I know you will. I’ll watch your journey if you watch mine, how’s that for a deal?

  29. Tyler says:

    Flattering, as always Bossy.

  30. Jill says:

    How do you keep the drive going if looking at yourself in the mirror disgusts you (in the beginning)? How did you get past the anger toward yourself for getting so big (when you were big)?

    I have been trying to lose 30 lbs. for years now. I actually thought something was wrong with me medically, and had my thyroid tested and everything. It is so hard to keep trying after failing so many times. How do you get in the game and stay in the game after being disappointed so many times for so long? Where does that drive come from? Please help.

  31. Bill L says:


    Well done in the weight loss!!! I am also a guy that needs to drop 100 lbs. I just recently started working out for the last few weeks with my home elliptical and I was wondering what you started doing when you began your journey?

    I am able to do 30 mins of interval on it and just recently started to push even longer. What tips can you give me to help. I am a first timer here and intend to keep on reading and following your journey as I begin my own!


  32. Kristi says:

    Well said, and exactly what I was searching for today. I have failed on and off with weight loss attempts. I feel like this time will be different for me because I am adapting this same strategy. It isn’t fun to count calories all day and go to the gym on my lunch hour; but it is necessary.

  33. Breana says:

    So let me just say that I have been figuring out the same thing you just wrote about above and it has made a difference. You just gotta suck it up and as much as living day to day doing things you may not want to do sucks, it will all pay off when you feel great about yourself.

    p.s. I also wanted to say that I LOVE how personal you are with your site and how you respond to every comment. That really shows you care about your readers and stay connected and I definitely appreciate that 🙂

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