June 6, 2012 – Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: It’s okay to eat this [unplanned food] just this one time.

Response: Every time I make an exception, I increase my dieting struggles because I will be tempted to keep making more and more exceptions. However, if I prove to myself, “No exceptions!” dieting gets so much easier because I don’t have to struggle each time.

June 5, 2012 – Tuesday Reality Check

If you were driving on the highway and missed your exit, you wouldn’t think, “Well, I’ve blown it now,” and continue driving four more hours in the wrong direction. No! You’d get off at the very next exit and turn around. The same is true for dieting – the moment you make a mistake, turn yourself around and get right back on track.

June 4, 2012 – Monday Motivation

If you feel your diet motivation lagging, take a moment to really think about all the reasons why it’s worth it to you to lose weight and be healthier. Ask yourself: since these are such important goals, do they merit hard work and extra effort? Are they important enough to not give up on? Then, recommit yourself and get going!

June 1, 2012 – Friday Weekend Warm-up

Staying in control of your eating on weekends can hard but it’s by no means impossible. It may take more practice, but that doesn’t mean you can’t overcome any weekend hurdles. As long as you don’t give up and keep working on it, you WILL get better.