Well, I had a bad weigh-in on Thursday night. I gained weight and am currently over my range (TOPS allows a range of 3 lbs. over and 7 lbs. under goal). I knew I had gained, but I didn't realize how much!
This proves to me that I really, truly need the weekly weigh-ins and the support of my TOPS group and SparkPeople friends. We had missed the meeting last week.
I am planning to run for leader of my group - that way, I will be much more accoutable and will really have to show up for every meeting!
Act the way you want to feel. Just being friendly will actually make you feel friendlier. I have heard that if you smile, you feel better automatically. People think that happiness is something that floats down on you, but you have to make the effort.
When someone gives you the advice - "Indulge" - that doesn't mean you should go crazy. It means you should treat yourself only in a way that doesn't have negative consequences.
You didn't put on the weight overnight, and you're definitely not going to lose it overnight. Prepare yourself for a journey. To achieve lasting weight loss, experts recommend dropping one to two pounds a week. Losing twenty pounds may take you five months. However, the healthy habits you establish will last a lifetime and you'll be more likely to maintain that loss. Be patient and stay focused on the goal at hand - getting healthy.
I have kept my weight off for 4+ years now. I think I have finally established the healthy habits I need to last my lifetime!!