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If you have a lot of weight to lose set yourself a small goal of losing 10%, no more than that. Once you reach that goal and see how much different you feel set another 10% goal. This makes the weight loss feel more manageable
When you think about all you have to lose and the journey ahead it can seem daunting. Just change one thing at a time, this can be just eating properly until you feel you have turned the corner before introducing exercise. It may slow your journey down but it also makes it more manageable
When you've finished with your magazines drop them in the local hospital or hospice. This gives the patients and visitors relatively up to date reading material to help them pass the time. It also means you've recycled them instead of reading them once then throwing them away
Even if you have eaten bad make sure you record what you've eaten, this way you can learn from it. It's tempting to not record intake if you haven't eaten properly but this is the time you need to record it, along with how it made you feel
If you have friends/family who are negative about your plan to change your life don't bite back at them, rise above it
When you start out write all the reasons you're doing this and get it laminated. This will then be a constant reminder to you, make several copies and put them where you need them most such as on the fridge, inside food cupboards
While watching tv when the adverts come on get up and do a minute of lunges, squats, press ups. Do this only during the breaks and the minutes will soon add up. If you spend 3 hours watching tv with 4 ad breaks an hour you've done 12 mins of excercise
Record every penny you spend, whether it be using cash or card.
Take each day as it comes and aim for progress not perfection, it takes time to 'unlearn' bad habits and learn good ones. Don't feel guilty from any slip ups, think about what set this off and work around it. Life is for living and too short for wasting it feeling guilty or having regrets!