My 20 year old weight loss plan- I realized I had the power all along


I believe it’s the lack of confidence that prevents us from losing weight or reaching our goals. I know this was holding me back for years, I was self conscience and had no confidence in myself. It’s very empowering when you are making progress and know the changes YOU are making are working!

1.Make a decision to lose weight ( again) because I’m unhappy
2. Try to resist sweets and fast food- but I feel stressed and eat M&M’s
3. Feel regret and upset at the end of the day because I feel that I have failed-again
4. Get up the next day and do the same thing
5. Try something different…
How I realized I was in control:

  1. THE ONLY THING THAT COULD CHANGE WAS ( IS) ME- No excuses!! We can all admit, including myself have blamed others or made excuses for not losing weight. The only person who can change this is YOU. You have to do the work and put the effort in. There are no quick fixes- I’ve tried!

2. PATIENCE ( NOT MY FORTE)- We all get frustrated when your weight doesn’t come off quickly. The reality is we spend years developing bad habits that has led us to gain 5 pounds or 50 pounds. We can’t expect to take it off in a couple of weeks or even months. Our goal should be sustainable weight loss- a new lifestyle, it’s a process with lots of ups and downs.

3. SELF-DISCIPLINE & SITUATION- Since we cannot always control the situation we must learn how to deal with it. For example, if you are at a party with lots of food around or out to dinner with lots of options. This is where you have to dig a little deeper and be disciplined and decide how badly you want this. However, there are many situations that we CAN control like packing a lunch for work, grocery shopping, exercise, meal prep so we don’t stop to order pizza on the way home, etc. Even though this could be a pain or time consuming it helps you stay on track and it’s easier to make healthier choices.

4. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! – practice makes perfect ( or almost perfect) right? When you practice something everyday you get better at it.
Practice making your lunch
Practice cutting up your veggies
Practice reading labels
Practice ordering veggies instead of fries
Practice cutting up your veggies
It’s all about repetition that helps you make progress towards your goals.

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