Dear Mr. Friedman,

(10 March 2000)

Q: Mike, how do you keep yourself motivated when you have a lot to lose? I'm a WW member and have lost 75 lbs in 15 months. I'm finding it harder to keep up the good attitude and stay on track lately.

Mike Friedman: I know how hard it can be after losing so much over that length of time. You might want to go back and look at what got you started. You might want to envision the future you at your goal weight. Picture yourself at your goal and how your life will be different. This, of course, is where the tools for living can be so important. Perhaps you and your leader can take some tme to examine your motivating strategy and you can set some new short term goals to help move you along.