Trying to lose weight and change our eating and exercise behaviors can seem like a daunting task at times. However, you CAN succeed by adopting a “can do” attitude, learning how to forgive yourself rather than punishing yourself and never, ever giving up!
Since this is a learning process and we are not perfect, bumps in the road are to be expected. From time to time, when we face a derailment and regain some of the weight we fought so hard to lose, we can get disheartened. These do not have to be seen as failures but as opportunities to learn better ways to handle similar situations in the future. Amazingly, when approached with a positive attitude and the mindset to explore the reasons behind these events, we build character, perseverance, strength and fortitude.
YOU are in control of your future and YOU CAN achieve your weight loss goals and the accompanying reward of improved health. YOUR destiny is in YOUR hands!
If you find yourself facing a bump in the road or a complete derailment, then please consider joining us in rectifying this today!
1. Get Weighed – Yes, it is time to stop ignoring the scale and realize exactly where we are. Time to be accountable and tell others so they, too, can hold us responsible. I will be weighing daily at the same time each morning and in the same clothes. If you are one who is not comfortable with weighing daily, then I encourage you to commit to weighing twice a week and recording it on your MedHelp weight tracker.
2. Clean Your Cupboards - Throw out any trigger food and stock your pantry and refrigerator with lean meats, whole grains, fresh/frozen fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy and a few snacks such as sugar-free Popsicles, 100-calorie popcorn or nuts. Be sure to eat before you go shopping and read the labels for the nutritional content.
3. Positive Vibes – Surround yourself with positive people and take the time to read, view or listen to positive quotes, videos or stories. This truly sets the tone for success! Our brains are sponges and, positive or negative, they soak up the emotions we expose them to. Post notes on your refrigerator and cupboards; it helps!
Here’s what I found today .. “Plant the seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.” Norman Vincent Peale
4. Move! – Any kind of movement/exercise jump-starts our metabolism, releases endorphins to brighten our mood, gifts us with a sense of well-being and leaves us with a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. Today I will be walking around the lake; 1.25 miles with ducks, geese and nature! Chart it on your MedHelp exercise tracker!
Would love to hear from each of you about where you are and where you’re going. Each journey is a personal choice yet we share the camaraderie of similar experiences and feelings that greatly enhance our path if we choose to share them with each other.
Very best wishes for your success … I BELIEVE IN YOU!!!
PS - The FOOD JOURNAL will be here VERY VERY SOON!!!