Thursday, March 12, 2009
While I know that we all want to lose that BIG NUMBER, it can often seem unattainable, so concentrate on the small victories and reward yourself for them.
You can go by percentages of boy weight and set goals for say 10% of your original body weight down... 20% down... 30% down..... or you can go by pound markers... "when I reach 240 I get...", When I reach 235 I get...".... Or health goals like "When my blood pressure reaches _____ I get_______"...... Just remember that those small goals are just as important as your long term goal. It shows progress! And 5 pounds can seem like a far more attainable goal that 100, but 5 pounds plus 5 pounds plus 5 pounds can add up over time!
And when you reach these goals, REWARD YOURSELF! But not the kind of rewards that got us this fat in the first place. The reward for a good week is NOT a binge day, a cupcake, or ANYTHING FOOD RELATED. That kind of thinking is what got us here in the first place. Instead reward yourself with pedicures, clothes in a new size, exercise equipment, a bubble bath, or other similar treat:)