I got this book a while back called 100 Days of Weight Loss. I STRONGLY recommend it. I’ll be honest, I only made it through about half of it last time, but I’m starting it over because so many of the early days were so good. I don’t have my notebook with me tonight so I figured I’d just post my journal response on here. I may continue to do this, I may not. But regardless check the book out. Its great and super helpful.
Day 1 is called “I used to be that way…” and asks you to come up with some statements.
I used to, but now I…
Here are mine:
I used to give up an entire day because of one messed up meal, now I take it one bite at a time and try to make each choice the best and most intelligent one.
I used to make excuses not to work out, now I put on my tennis shoes and just go. Even if its just to walk. Something is better than nothing!
I used to not believe I could lose weight or maintain a healthy wait, but now I have seen that I am capable and will fight to build healthy habits for life.
I used to be afraid to talk about anything related to weight, but now I blog, ask questions, seek support from family and friends, and other similar things.
I used to chose fruits and vegetable last but now I make them my first choice for a snack in most cases.
I used to have external motivations (losing weight for other people, trying to look like other people, external pressures, etc.), now I am doing it for my health and my own feeling of accomplishment and pride.
I used to think there was a quick fix and if I could just lose the weight, I would be able to eat whatever for the rest of my life but now I know this is a life change and I will work on healthy habits for my life.