I never, ever try to lose any more than five pounds...no more. Just 5 crappy pounds; it's doable, who can't lose five crappy pounds? So who's to say if once I'm there, I just might decide to start all over again to lose five crappy pounds--it's doable...who can't lose five crappy pounds?
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I had a really tough time losing weight when I first started and almost gave up. Then I discovered the "Go Slow" process. I re-set my goal to focus on short-term (one month) goal of losing 1.5 pounds a MONTH! Anyone can do that. In six months I've not only lost the nine pounds of my goal, but
I've lost an additional five pounds, for a total of 14 pounds in six months. At this rate, I will have gone from 210 pounds to 182 pounds in a year. I will obtain my ultimate goal of 172 pounds in the first half of next year.
I am one of those people who needs something more concrete than a number on a scale to get excited about. So I remind myself that every 8 pounds I lose is equal to a gallon of milk. Now, knowing how bulky and heavy a gallon of milk is, makes an 8 pound loss feel much more substantial and more emotionally satisfying that just a small movement on a scale. Small losses are significant, when you think about them in concrete terms.
2 pounds = 1 quart of milk 4 pounds = 1/2 gallon of milk 8 pounds = 1 gallon of milk 20 pounds = 1 very large turkey
I know I sound like the commercial but these little 80 calorie yoghurt drinks really fill you up! I usually have one in the morning around breakfast to help me push through to lunch with an added surge of energy.
With so many flavours to choose from, it's easy to find one or five that you'll love every day!
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