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How to: recover from a slip-up

Friday, December 07, 2012

I have read many books about weight loss and how to become fit. One book I really liked is called, "finally thin!" by Kim Bensen. One of the topics she talks about is recovering after slip-ups. Hope you will enjoy these steps as much as I have. I have condensed her words in places to get more to the point and added thoughts of my own too.

5 steps - to begin again after a slip-up
"1. Stop! Clean the house, your office, your car and throw away anything that isn't part of your plan. Throw it away. Stop the madness. Don't worry about wasting food. Remember, it's waste or waist! Which do you want?"
I Love this one!
"2. Plan,plan,plan. Take time to write out your food plans for the next few days. This is key."
What works for me is planning on the day I shop(usually a Thursday)for my weekend meals and start of the week ahead. I check recipes and ingredients needed.
"3. Prepare. Make a trip to the store and stock your house with anything you are going to need. Buy lots of prepared vegetables if you are too buys to cut them up.
Pick up a new journal or notebook for your tracking system and fresh start. Get ready.
"4. Ask for help. Tell those that support you that you feel a little out of control.
Maybe eating out too often can be a culprit to you at times."
I try to check the menu online before I go out to eat, if possible. Then try to stick with my decision once I see the menu and not get tempted to buy high calorie foods that look so good.
"5. Do It! It will take 2-3 days of sticking to the plan, before you get that-- WOW feeling back again. It does come back though. Don't do it sloppy or partway. Take it meal by meal, snack by snack. Remember you only have to do it for today----for everyday."
Hope this helped you as much as it did me. Just reminders of how to be focused on this journey. This time of year is the hardest time for me. Lots of parties, lots of fattening foods, I love, and hard to resist it all. We can do this. We are worth it!
Happy Christmas to all of you. I love Spark and have really been motivated by so many people who have become friends. This journey is for life and getting fit and staying healthy. Maintenance comes- then and must be focused on too. It not easy and no one said it would be. Be Strong and do it for yourself! Thanks for being here and reading my blog. If you have any fresh or new ideas, please let me know. I am always anxious to learn about anything that can help me become healthier and fit.
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    2249 days ago

    Thank you for this. I was doing so well, and then decided that I can have a piece of pie on Thanksgiving, KNOWING what a slippery slope this is for me. Needless to say,
    I am back to square one again. Thank you for your tips, they are very helpful.
    It gets so darn discouraging.
    2261 days ago
    emoticon Have been off track for a week now. emoticon

    Great steps! Thanks for sharing. emoticon
    2262 days ago
    Great! those are the keys to success. It's just hard to remember them when your tempted. Thanks Sis for a great reminder.
    2262 days ago
    I just love that Kim Benson. That woman knows how to do it and what it takes to get there. Great blog
    2262 days ago
    Good points. I have really gotten into tracking daily even when I go over and it has helped to keep me focused on my goals. emoticon
    2262 days ago
    emoticon awesome tips. thanks for sharing.
    2262 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    2262 days ago
    thank you for sharing
    2262 days ago
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