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Strategies for success

Saturday, July 20, 2013

In preparation for the Summer 5% Challenge, today's assignment was to list some of the reasons our weightloss and exercise plans have failed in the past and what we will do differently this time.

Here are mine:

1. Enforced inactivity due to injury
Strategy: schedule other forms of exercise and be diligent in doing what I can

2. Used my high levels of exercise to excuse eating too much / the wrong things.
Strategy: continue to track carefully what I eat and remember what I've learned!

3. Not believing I can lose weight and becoming despondent when the scales don't do justice to my efforts.
Strategy: focus on what I HAVE managed to achieve and reward myself for sticking to my plan.
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    Great strategies Lindsay! You can do it! emoticon emoticon
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  • ANGELN325
    You could be my twin. I, too, have had setbacks due to injury, currently my shoulder. I'm also looking to other ways to be active while I wait for my surgery to heal. I'm also being more mindful on what I eat, but I found my biggest killer is eating when I'm stressed. Definitely need to work on that along with dealing with the weight loss police as we call them. Finally, I also become despondent when the scale is being brutal. I need to come up with a reward system for behavior and then actually do that. We should brain storm on that for this challenge. Like what kind of reward we will get if we meet a certain exercise goal and what kind of reward we will get when we do LTGL. Thank you for the reward idea. I'm going to work on that this weekend!
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