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This time it WILL be different. . .

Saturday, October 25, 2008

When I reach my goal I will have a plan so I do not go back to my old habits and gain all the weight back and lose my fitness. Some of the things I can do are:

Continue to record all my food so I make sure I am not eating more than I need

Weigh myself every day. Even though some say you should not do this, it works better for me. I need to watch little changes in the wrong direction.

Reward myself for doing my exercise, especially strength training which is not my favorite.

Give away my "fat clothes" so I won't be tempted to put them on temporarily if I drift up a bit.

When I travel, I will pack my exercise clothes and make sure they get used.

When I know I am going out to eat I will plan in advance by eating less at other meals and looking at the menu before going to the restaurant if possible so I know what to order.

I will only eat things I really like. If it's not wonderful, it's not worth the calories.

Remember vegetables and fruits are my friends.

I will get the help of my family and friends by letting them know I want to exercise and eat healthy.

When I don't feel like exercising I will put my exercise clothes on and try for 10 minutes because chances are that I will do all my exercise if I just start.

I won't feel sorry for myself because I can't eat more, or eat junk food, or load up on excessive carbohydrates.

I will pack healthy snacks for work and travel.

I will limit my alcohol because it makes me eat more.

I will not skip meals because it makes me overeat at the next meal.

Keep a before and after picture handy so I will be able to see how I want to look.

Avoid loose fitting, frumpy clothes because those clothes don't make me feel good about myself.

Re-read these suggestions often so I remember how to avoid going back to the old me.

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  • SSHOUP97
    Awesome blog!! I should remember to read it often myself!!
    4377 days ago
    Great ideas for losing weights and for maintenance. Thanks for the reminders of things I have to work on too!
    4378 days ago
    What a great idea to plan for maintenance now. Always look forward.
    4379 days ago
    emoticon The things you'll do WHEN "you reach your goal" are the same things you'll do WHILE "you reach your goal."

    The lesson is that THE JOURNEY IS THE GOAL. The "number" is not the goal.

    Eyes on the prize.... emoticon
    4379 days ago
    This is a great list to keep in mind! emoticon
    4380 days ago
    I should read these suggestions often as well. They are pretty good. Thanks for posting this!
    4380 days ago
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