Monday, April 20, 2009

What's your secret??

I started walking again today. Things have totally gotten out of control with my weight. I am so tired of being a yo-yo!! I know the key is to change your lifestyle. I do that, and think I finally have the tools and mind set to keep that new lifestyle going, I even vow NEVER to get back to a certain weight...but here I am back at that weight and above!!! I wondered what you all have as your "secret" to keeping the weight off, or just to losing it. Please do share!! Thank you, I apprecieate any advice you can give:)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Carol, same thing here but, I have been changing the way I eat. I mean lets face it us Deemers love our food... lol but now I am eating not so much butter and fat and trying to eat more salads,grains and smaller portions. I started this on 03/28/09 and I have as to day lost 13 pounds. that and I try to walk atleast 45-60 minutes every night after dinner. so far so good but, with the holidays and the eating out it sure is a challenge.I have also changed my way of thinking a bit and try not to think of the going out so much and when watching tv I think well, it is just food and if I keep loving it then I am not going to love myself as much. so I said which one do I need to love more? and the answer is me. good luck and keep your thoughts positive. you can do it. I have faith in you. lv and miss ya Donna

Chris Krueger said...

Hi Carol - let me know if you find out any secrets!

Tim Thomson said...

Carol, I saw your post yesterday and found this list while I was doing show prep today. Don't know if it helps but thought I'd pass it along.

TOP WEIGHT LOSS MOTIVATION TIPS

From Diet Blog

Motivation Tip 1: In order to keep your focus on your desire to lose weight make a list of all the reasons why you want to lose weight. Keep it is plain site, tape it to your mirror in your bathroom and read them each morning when you wake up. If you are in your car a lot and you tend to eat fast food put a copy in your car. Tape it to your steering wheel or visor.

Motivation Tip 2: If you are looking to lose a lot of weight such as 100 pounds. Break out your calendar and set your goals. Be very realistic here. Example your current weight is 190 pounds you ultimate goal is 130. Let's say it is January 1st set your first goal of 15 pounds then realistically plan for that and give it a date. Say March 5th (this will give you 9 weeks to lose 15 pounds). Set shorter lower mile stones at first to give you momentum then spread it out a little as you go.

Motivation Tip 3: Plan a treat for yourself when you have had a great week. Make it non food related such as get a pedicure, facial, buy some make-up. Anything that will help make you feel even better about yourself and your great progress.

Motivation Tip 4: Take a picture of yourself in a swimsuit or something that will show your body better. Each month on the same date take another picture in the same outfit. Doing this will make you feel great seeing how baggy the outfits gets each month, keep the pictures close by so you can look at them. Best place it to post them on your bathroom mirror, the reason I say that is you will see them every morning and that will remind you to make the best choices you can each day.

Motivation Tip 5: Read inspirational stories of other people who have lost weight. Do read into how they did it just read about their success for what it is success. Every person is different so the plan that someone follows doesn't mean it will work for anyone. If you hire a weight loss consultant (recommended) ask them to hook you up with other clients for a support group they should be more than happy to do that and the other clients would like it too.

blessedpath said...

Oooh! GREAT tips Tim, thank you. I have often thought of doing tip 4, but am embarrased if it got into the wrong hands! Tip 1 is my favorite, and will do it for sure. thanks again for sharing!

Becke' said...

Here is my tip: go swimsuit shopping. Nothing like reality! (I went again today and did it stop me from going to Marble Slab Creamery tonight? Noooooooooo, but maybe it will work for you.)

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