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Keys to a Successful Weight-Loss Program

Before you begin your new diet or weight-loss program, fill in your answers for each of these seven keys to success. By the time you finish, you'll be totally fired up and ready to start your program.

Key # 1 - Always move forward!
Key # 2 - Do what worked before
Key # 3 - No more excuses
Key # 4 - Create a finish line
Key # 5 - Kick the roadblocks
Key # 6 - Line up a support system
Key # 7 - Learn and grow forever



Key # 1 - Always move forward!
Your past does not affect your future. So it doesn't matter if you've fallen off your diet or gained weight back in the past. This is NOW! Set today as crossing the line to success.
Write today's date here: _JUNE 11_________
Now tell yourself that starting today, you are moving forward, and never going back.
Pump your fist in the air and proclaim, "From this moment on, I'm moving forward!" Then celebrate the beginning of your new life.
Key # 2 - Do what worked before
Think about times when you been successful in the past. What did you do? Was there a specific diet or meal plan that worked? Did you get up early and exercise before going to work? Maybe you cooked at home more instead of eating at restaurants. make a list of specific things that worked for you before.
Put a star or √ mark beside the ones you plan to use during your new diet or weight-loss plan.
Key # 3 - No more excuses
Think about all the reasons you haven't been making progress. Whine a bunch about why you can't lose weight or exercise regularly. Write your biggest reasons here: binging

Read your list of excuses out loud
Listen to how weak they sound. Now tell yourself that none of them work any more. From now on, catch your excuses as soon as they come out of your mouth. Remind yourself they don't matter, and you have to do your program anyway. Then get started, and do your plan!
Key # 4 - Create a finish line
Build a vision of how this project will look when you reach the end of your weight-loss program. How will you look, feel, and act when you cross the finish line? In addition to your new weight, picture yourself having confidence, energy and renewed zest for life.
Create an "artist's rendering" of the finish line for your weight loss efforts. Below are a couple of ways to do this. If you like, do all three of them.
Make a collage of your new life
Get a large piece of poster board or blank newsprint. Paste photos, magazine pictures, words, cards, ribbons, etc. on the board. Add a photo of yourself at a healthy weight. Create a title for your vision-perhaps the "healthy happy girl" or the "strongman."
Find an incentive
Pull out a favorite "thin" outfit or pair of jeans, and hang it where you can see it often. Try it on every week or two and see how the fit is changing. Look at it frequently and use it to remind yourself of where you plan to be in the days ahead.
Paint a picture
Describe the new you in great detail. Create a message that describes how you plan to look and feel at the finish line. Write it, type it, record it, or podcast it.
Draw a picture, image or stick figure that shows you feeling exuberant at the finish line:
Key # 5 - Kick the roadblocks
Think about what gets in your way when you are working on losing weight. What might keep you from success? Is it related to people, energy, money? When you've struggled with this in the past, what caused you to slip up or kept you from making progress? Identify everything you can think of.
If you're brave, make a copy of this page, then crumple the paper into a ball and kick it around the room for a few minutes. Picture every one of the roadblocks as being gone forever.
You can also type your list on the computer, then delete the roadblocks one at time. Cheer each time one goes away.
Key # 6 - Line up a support system
It really helps if you have someone who cares about you and your efforts to lose weight successfully.
Get a buddy, hire a cheerleader, enlist your family members. Perhaps you could treat this like a fundraiser event and ask people to be "sponsors" for your program. Even your children (or your neighbor's children) can do this for you.
Write the names of your support people
Key # 7 - Learn and grow forever
The diet or weight-loss program is only the beginning. For the months ahead, plan all the ways you could continue with your personal growth. Maybe you could read more books, take yoga or Pilates classes, or hire a life coach or a personal trainer.
Make a list of at least three things you will do as part of your ongoing learning and personal growth.
Post daily how it is going what works and what does work on lessons more than a day make a plan and follow thru find ways to work my plan using the dot system along with other stickers too.







Leslie Knudson
MN Area Captain TOPS
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Keys to a Successful Weight-Loss Program

Before you begin your new diet or weight-loss program, fill in your answers for each of these seven keys to success. By the time you finish, you'll be totally fired up and ready to start your program.
Key # 1 - Always move forward!
Your past does not affect your future. So it doesn't matter if you've fallen off your diet or gained weight back in the past. This is NOW! Set today as crossing the line to success.
Write today's date here: _JUNE 11_________
Now tell yourself that starting today, you are moving forward, and never going back.
Pump your fist in the air and proclaim, "From this moment on, I'm moving forward!" Then celebrate the beginning of your new life.
Key # 2 - Do what worked before
Think about times when you been successful in the past. What did you do? Was there a specific diet or meal plan that worked? Did you get up early and exercise before going to work? Maybe you cooked at home more instead of eating at restaurants.
In the space below, make a list of specific things that worked for you before.
Journaling and tracking exchanges ***
DVD and WII
Bike riding
Planning meals*****








Put a star or √ mark beside the ones you plan to use during your new diet or weight-loss plan.
Key # 3 - No more excuses
Think about all the reasons you haven't been making progress. Whine a bunch about why you can't lose weight or exercise regularly. Write your biggest reasons here: binging

Not journaling planning measureing or tracking
No exercise
Not increasing water intake






Read your list of excuses out loud
Listen to how weak they sound. Now tell yourself that none of them work any more. From now on, catch your excuses as soon as they come out of your mouth. Remind yourself they don't matter, and you have to do your program anyway. Then get started, and do your plan!
Key # 4 - Create a finish line
Build a vision of how this project will look when you reach the end of your weight-loss program. How will you look, feel, and act when you cross the finish line? In addition to your new weight, picture yourself having confidence, energy and renewed zest for life.
Create an "artist's rendering" of the finish line for your weight loss efforts. Below are a couple of ways to do this. If you like, do all three of them.
Make a collage of your new life
Get a large piece of poster board or blank newsprint. Paste photos, magazine pictures, words, cards, ribbons, etc. on the board. Add a photo of yourself at a healthy weight. Create a title for your vision-perhaps the "healthy happy girl" or the "strongman."
Find an incentive
Pull out a favorite "thin" outfit or pair of jeans, and hang it where you can see it often. Try it on every week or two and see how the fit is changing. Look at it frequently and use it to remind yourself of where you plan to be in the days ahead.
Paint a picture
Describe the new you in great detail. Create a message that describes how you plan to look and feel at the finish line. Write it, type it, record it, or podcast it. Write your description here.

The New me will be where I want to maintain below goal and not getting close to being over goal. the New me will enjoy exercise weather alone or with a friend. The new me will make time to prep meals make menu journal foods track exchanges and to exercise the new me will have lots of energy to enjoy life and to enjoy family and friends with active activities







Draw a picture, image or stick figure that shows you feeling exuberant at the finish line:
Key # 5 - Kick the roadblocks
Think about what gets in your way when you are working on losing weight. What might keep you from success? Is it related to people, energy, money? When you've struggled with this in the past, what caused you to slip up or kept you from making progress? Identify everything you can think of. Write them all down in the space below.



evening -need to find an active activity so not sitting and fridge not calling being tired can make it not happen and not having people to do things with







If you're brave, make a copy of this page, then crumple the paper into a ball and kick it around the room for a few minutes. Picture every one of the roadblocks as being gone forever.
You can also type your list on the computer, then delete the roadblocks one at time. Cheer each time one goes away.
Key # 6 - Line up a support system
It really helps if you have someone who cares about you and your efforts to lose weight successfully.
Get a buddy, hire a cheerleader, enlist your family members. Perhaps you could treat this like a fundraiser event and ask people to be "sponsors" for your program. Even your children (or your neighbor's children) can do this for you.
Write the names of your support people here.

Terri
Chapter 665
Mom, Sons
online TOPS members and fellow AC






Key # 7 - Learn and grow forever
The diet or weight-loss program is only the beginning. For the months ahead, plan all the ways you could continue with your personal growth. Maybe you could read more books, take yoga or Pilates classes, or hire a life coach or a personal trainer.
Make a list of at least three things you will do as part of your ongoing learning and personal growth.
Post daily how it is going what works and what does work on lessons more than a day make a plan and follow thru find ways to work my planusing the dot system along with other stickers too.











Review this worksheet at intervals and use it to keep your motivation strong.



Edited by: TOPS2KOPSVILLE at: 6/10/2017 (08:22)
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I like that! I'm 64 but I can whine like a 3 year old at times....and am doing so a bit at the release of some of my addictions....to taters, tacos and other trouble items. I intend to do a clean sweep of my kitchen, including cabinets, drawers, fridge and freezer in the next few days as an act of obedience and discipline. I KNOW I will not crumble and cry without a bag of taters in the bin.

I am inspired, blessed and so glad to be here in this group and on this journey!

In all things, I will acknowledge Christ, my Savior and strength of my life.
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Key #3 asks us to whine and complain, so I can't help but post this quote: "In a metaphorical way, when we complain or criticize, we are tearing down an undesirable structure in order to make room for something new." Madisyn Taylor So ladies, we need to get it all out of our systems. LOL!

�Eating crappy food isn't a reward -- it's a punishment.�
― Drew Carey

�Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.�
― Elizabeth Berg

�If I hired one of the stock boys to chase me around the store with a licorice whip, I'd be thin by Christmas.�
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Yes it is less expensive- cost 32 dollars a year and chapter dues usually around 5 a month. pays for insentives, rental of place, speakers, to go to tops events.

it is a support group although the exchange is suggested you can follow any plan that works for you.

TOPS been around since 1948 it is non profit so usually only word of month is how it is advertised. ww and some of the others started out as a tops member which they quit and started their organizations.

TOPS does have tools to help you on your way too.

check it out at www.tops.org look at find a meeting and check out some chapters near you



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What is TOPs? Just curious since it seems all we have here is WW. Found the online site - seems that this is a much less expensive way to go than WW?

Edited by: BEAR0011 at: 2/28/2017 (11:17)
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1. Always move forward- March 1- time to renew my plan-
2. Do what worked before- Exchange- TOPS
3. No more excuses -yep will be exercising too staying on my eating plan so I can continue to be friends with the scale
4. create a finish line- 1500 exchange with added exercise and drinking more water- journal and contact my menator
5.Kick the roadblocks- need to figure out why I fall off the journey but I know this is a lifestyle change and need to be reminded of that
6. Line up a support system- Terri, TOPS, Family, and online support groups
7. Learn and grow- find great speakers for tops events- listen and take notes if not involved in a job at them, make a vision board keep tracking progress



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If you decide to return try out more than one chapter as some are not the ones we feel at home with. yes I love it and will always be a member no matter when I live. when I switched chapters I went to two or three to see which one I wanted to be in. I am also an Area Captain. Lots of tops groups on facebook, if a chapter don't work try online- they have weekly chats.

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Oh, wow, Leslie...you're a TOPS member! I was a member for years! My last successful dieting experience with with TOPS before my life got crazy. LOL! I moved away from my favorite chapter and found another one close by but didn't give it long enough to bond with the members the way I bonded with my first chapter. Totally on me....buy yes, I love TOPS. If I need face to face support, I will seek them out again. TOPS was SO much better for me than Weight Watchers. emoticon

Edited by: PAULAGRIFFITH75 at: 2/28/2017 (08:39)
�Eating crappy food isn't a reward -- it's a punishment.�
― Drew Carey

�Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.�
― Elizabeth Berg

�If I hired one of the stock boys to chase me around the store with a licorice whip, I'd be thin by Christmas.�
― Jennette Fulda


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7 Keys to a Successful Weight-Loss Program

Before you begin your new diet or weight-loss program, fill in your answers for each of these seven keys to success. By the time you finish, you'll be totally fired up and ready to start your program.
Key # 1 - Always move forward!
Your past does not affect your future. So it doesn't matter if you've fallen off your diet or gained weight back in the past. This is NOW! Set today as crossing the line to success.
Write today's date here: _March 1_________
Now tell yourself that starting today, you are moving forward, and never going back.
Pump your fist in the air and proclaim, "From this moment on, I'm moving forward!" Then celebrate the beginning of your new life.
Key # 2 - Do what worked before
Think about times when you been successful in the past. What did you do? Was there a specific diet or meal plan that worked? Did you get up early and exercise before going to work? Maybe you cooked at home more instead of eating at restaurants.
In the space below, make a list of specific things that worked for you before.








Put a star or √ mark beside the ones you plan to use during your new diet or weight-loss plan.
Key # 3 - No more excuses
Think about all the reasons you haven't been making progress. Whine a bunch about why you can't lose weight or exercise regularly. Write your biggest reasons here: binging








Read your list of excuses out loud
Listen to how weak they sound. Now tell yourself that none of them work any more. From now on, catch your excuses as soon as they come out of your mouth. Remind yourself they don't matter, and you have to do your program anyway. Then get started, and do your plan!
Key # 4 - Create a finish line
Build a vision of how this project will look when you reach the end of your weight-loss program. How will you look, feel, and act when you cross the finish line? In addition to your new weight, picture yourself having confidence, energy and renewed zest for life.
Create an "artist's rendering" of the finish line for your weight loss efforts. Below are a couple of ways to do this. If you like, do all three of them.
Make a collage of your new life
Get a large piece of poster board or blank newsprint. Paste photos, magazine pictures, words, cards, ribbons, etc. on the board. Add a photo of yourself at a healthy weight. Create a title for your vision-perhaps the "healthy happy girl" or the "strongman."
Find an incentive
Pull out a favorite "thin" outfit or pair of jeans, and hang it where you can see it often. Try it on every week or two and see how the fit is changing. Look at it frequently and use it to remind yourself of where you plan to be in the days ahead.
Paint a picture
Describe the new you in great detail. Create a message that describes how you plan to look and feel at the finish line. Write it, type it, record it, or podcast it. Write your description here.








Draw a picture, image or stick figure that shows you feeling exuberant at the finish line:
Key # 5 - Kick the roadblocks
Think about what gets in your way when you are working on losing weight. What might keep you from success? Is it related to people, energy, money? When you've struggled with this in the past, what caused you to slip up or kept you from making progress? Identify everything you can think of. Write them all down in the space below.








If you're brave, make a copy of this page, then crumple the paper into a ball and kick it around the room for a few minutes. Picture every one of the roadblocks as being gone forever.
You can also type your list on the computer, then delete the roadblocks one at time. Cheer each time one goes away.
Key # 6 - Line up a support system
It really helps if you have someone who cares about you and your efforts to lose weight successfully.
Get a buddy, hire a cheerleader, enlist your family members. Perhaps you could treat this like a fundraiser event and ask people to be "sponsors" for your program. Even your children (or your neighbor's children) can do this for you.
Write the names of your support people here.








Key # 7 - Learn and grow forever
The diet or weight-loss program is only the beginning. For the months ahead, plan all the ways you could continue with your personal growth. Maybe you could read more books, take yoga or Pilates classes, or hire a life coach or a personal trainer.
Make a list of at least three things you will do as part of your ongoing learning and personal growth.












Review this worksheet at intervals and use it to keep your motivation strong.




















Leslie Knudson
MN Area Captain TOPS
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www.tops.org
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