I know it sounds counterintuitive but pretending I am not trying to loose weight seems to be the sure fire way to ensure that I do. I weigh myself only every 2.5 weeks (bigger numbers = more incentive) and force all thoughts of weight loss from my mind. Instead I think about the good I am doing for my muscles, my heart and my emotional well being. Then come weigh-in day the weight loss is like a lovely surprise!
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The first indicator of eventual failure is denial even in the smallest way. Don't fudge anywhere! Even if you feel ashamed about a slip up it's far better to embrace the mistake and move on then try to ignore it. It also helps when you want to see what is working and what isn't further down the road.
Let's face it; this is the Honor System here~ (anyone can post anything) We're only cheating ourselves if we're not completely honest with the weight loss ticker, by being sure to input each week both the losses AND the gains. Leaving it the same & pretending there was no gain can only lead to denial & sabotage (eventually giving up & quitting) Many people here are "back" after "re-gaining all the weight." Showing up & being accountable each week NO MATTER WHAT is key to program longevity.
Saying no to that larger portion, the extra cookie, or extra butter, isn't an act of self-denial. It's an act of self-love and self-care. Be extra kind to yourself today and 'just say no' with love, and self-respect. You're worth it!!
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