I’ve talked to several people recently who are really frustrated with trying to lose weight. There are times when counting points and following my Weight Watchers plan seems so simple, and other times that it feels like torture. I know there are tons of things that can affect my feelings… and I think it’s important to take notice of the times when things feel unusually difficult. For women, it could simply be “that time of the month…” (sorry if that is TMI).
I just came across this Weight Watcher’s article “When You’re About To Quit.”
They offer 8 tips to help you keep going even when you feel like you can’t…. I’ll add my opinions next to their tips…
*Quit or keep going: it’s up to you… They say to imagine yourself at a crossroads… if you continue staying off plan, it’s so much harder to get back on. I completely agree. When I recognize that I’m way off track… I usually focus on the next 3 days. I use those 3 days to pay close attention to my foods, drink lots of water, and make sure I get in some exercise at the gym. (I’m currently on day 2 of getting back on track after last week)
*Expect it… like I said before, for me… I know that when I am pms-ing… it’s gonna be a hard week. It helps me to recognize that “it is what it is.”
*Get a move on motivation… I LOVE a good success story! It’s not hard to find them either… a quick google search or perusing the WW message boards and you will find other people like you! It gives me hope that I too can have the same success if I am consistent and patient!
*Eliminate the word “quit” from your vocabulary… I love this one. They say instead of “quitting”… tell yourself that you are just going to maintain for a while until you get your motivation back. There is nothing wrong with that! It’s way better than gaining all those unwanted pounds back.
*Don’t let plateau’s put you off… I remember that for about a month before I reached my goal weight… I was on a plateau. I can honestly say that it was a very frustrating experience. What if I had given up? I don’t even want to think about that. Like Carman says, keep on keeping on. It will happen.
*Figure out what has worked in the past… This is why I love my dietSNAPS app. I can easily look back at weeks when I was losing weight and see what I was eating. It helps me plan my menus for getting back to that same success.
*Try meal ideas… I’m a fan of finding new recipes. I have recently discovered Skinny Taste!
*Find a meeting… Get yourself in the company of people who you know will help motivate you, like the people at Weight Watchers meetings. I love our Thursday meetings with Karen. I look forward to seeing familiar faces each week… and Karen is just awesome!!!
Over the weekend, I saw this very inspirational video clip from the Barcelona Olympics in 1992… I really wanted to share it on here and I hope it helps you make the choice to never give up!!
My Fire Bites Today: 26 pts plus
*20 minutes of elliptical followed by 1 hr boot camp* +13
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