What is it that makes people successful and I mean really successful compared to you or me? Are they smarter or do they work harder? Are they risk takers or have powerful and influential friends?- pandadress.com
Here are some books I recommend. Even if they aren't specific to your goals, they contain excellent information about what it takes to lose weight.
When I started last week on SparkPeople.com, the site had SO much information it seemed overwhelming. But using the SparksPoints page helped me explore the wealth of resources here, and have fun gaining points in the process!
We love going to opening receptions for art exhibitions. There is always food--usually healthy stuff like veggies, fruit, and cheeses and sometimes wine (stay away from the soda and junk). Dinner, entertainment, social interaction, and learning and seeing new stuff. It is a win on all levels!
If you aren't seeing results from a change in diet or exercise or you have a day when you eat too much, don't' give up! View your setback a temporary and as an learning opportunity to see what you need to do to get back on track.
When you first get started on your weight loss journey, remember, less if more! For most of us, the weight won't melt off during the night (but boy do I wish it would!). Take your time and really learn to build solid, healthy habbits for life. Rather than using every trick in the book on day 1...
Bad day? Blow your calories? No problem. You can push the reset button anytime. If I've gone off track, whether it's for a month or a meal, I literally stop, take a moment to breathe deeply, and imagine myself pushing a giant RESET button. The image lets me release what I've done and move forward.
Setbacks and mistakes are a very important part of living and growing. It's one of the most effective ways we learn. Don't dwell on them. Briefly study what went wrong, and move on, tweaking things a little to find your next good groove.