Here is a New Daily Mantra!! Post it Where you Can see it....
Pound by pound, inch by inch, choice by choice We will become healthy and fit! We struggle, but we grow. We fall, We will get up. Even amid adversity, We keep moving towards our goal weight. Today our portion size is shrinking and so is our waistlines. Today we are beautiful, We are fit, We are healthy; and more so every day! Today We are making the right choices and the right changes to have the body We want!
I went to WW in my youth and I learned that I can eat anything I want as long as it is in moderation. I to learned by going there that there were several factors to losing the weight permanently.
1) Taking that first step 2) Making a commitment to yourself 3) Keeping a journal 4) Willing to learn new things about yourself 5) Know why you are eating 6) Learn your triggers, is it emotional eating, depression or out of boredom. 7) Willing to log everything you eat and drink, both good and the bad. 8) Only weigh yourself once a week. 9) Eat Breakfast 10) Drink 8 glasses of water daily. No exceptions 11) Working in 10 + minutes of Exercise even if it's just walking. 12) Power of Positive Thinking. Just to mention a few....But that journal is one of the most important tools that you will ever use. One of the other tools I miss the most is there reward system. Be sure to reward yourself with non-food rewards, Even if your not losing weight. Set small goals, like getting in 6 glasses of water, and once you have reached that goal and are sticking to it. Be sure to reward yourself for making that goal.
With these and what Spark People has taught you, I'm sure you will be able to real your goal weight by making a plan and sticking to it. 65 days ago