Pay attention to doing one thing at a time.
I simply don't have time to do one thing at a time. I work very hard to be productive all the time. I would love to have a life that didn't require multitasking.
Talk to people who believe in you and your Purpose.
Most people I know don't know that I'm working on losing weight. Now that I've lost 55+ pounds, they're starting to notice but I don't talk about it with anyone but my boyfriend and sister. My boyfriend is supportive, but doesn't understand. He is naturally skinny and doesn't know how hard it is to lose weight. My sister is my best ally. She's been great the last year. She's been jealous of me when I've lost weight in the past and it's really nice having her support this time.
Simplify your life and slow down by eliminating one headache of daily life.
As I said earlier today, I don't know how to simplify any further than I have. I do everything I can to keep it simple.
Update your priorities.
My priorities right now are to get back on track (and stay on track) with my calories. I also have an injured shoulder and need to make sure I keep exercising. Most of the DVDs, I work out to, have you go into plank for part it and I can't handle that right now. So, I plan to walk more and use the elliptical machine in my condo complex's cabana.
Think about recent decisions and if they did or did not correspond to your Values & Beliefs.
I've been struggling with my eating for months now. While I'm overeating, I'm thinking "I don't care. I want to eat." Then, I regret those thoughts especially with the scale not moving now since August.
Practice arguing against yourself. Be your own "devil's advocate".
This is great. This is what I need to work on. I'll be spending some time this week on this. With Thanksgiving this week, this should be challenging.
Draw your vision of an ideal life, or an ideal outcome to a specific situation.
The ideal outcome of this weight loss journey would be me in my ideal body weight range. I don't know how realistic that is, since I haven't seen that weight since high school. But, that is ideal.
Read stories of success.
These sometimes help me and sometimes just upset me. I get really upset at how fast other people reach their goal weight. I feel like I struggle so much more than others. I know that isn't true, but I feel that way when I read success stories. I find true life survival stories much more inspiring. After reading a survival story, I think "If they could survive that, I can do something as simple as losing weight!"
List the internal Reasons Why you're pursuing a certain goal
1. I hate being fat. I feel like a failure when I'm fat. It makes me feel weak and stupid. That's pretty brutal, but it's the truth.
2. When I'm thin, I feel strong, in control, and that I'm really me. I'm supposed to be thin.
3. I want to be strong. I want to prove to myself that my best days/years are not behind me. With a bad knee and ankle, it's easy for me to get depressed about what I can no longer do.
4. I want to be healthy. I want to keep my cholesterol in control with diet and exercise. I want to prove to myself, and my family, that I'm not doomed by my genetics.
"Never take no cutoffs and hurry along as fast as you can." - Virginia Reed, Donner Party survivor
| current weight: 177.0