Friday Weekend Warm-up – August 4, 2017

One of our dieters recently told us that she was going to a happy hour with friends over the weekend and she felt awkward not having an alcoholic drink when everybody else would be drinking (even though she doesn’t really like alcohol). We reminded her that if she was dangerously allergic to alcohol, or a recovering alcoholic, she would never dream of having a drink, regardless of how she might feel. Trying to lose weight and be healthier and just as legitimate reasons to abstain.

Think Thin Thursday

Often dieters have a window during the day in which staying on track feels the hardest. Sometimes it’s late afternoon, sometimes in the evening. Regardless, it’s important to identify when you’re likely to struggle the most and come up with a plan for how to handle it. Read your Advantages List and Response Cards again (and again!). Plan in distraction techniques. Remind yourself that you’ve gotten through it before and you can do it again! It’s time-limited and the hard time will pass!

Think Thin Thursday – August 3, 2017

Often dieters have a window during the day in which staying on track feels the hardest. Sometimes it’s late afternoon, sometimes in the evening. Regardless, it’s important to identify when you’re likely to struggle the most and come up with a plan for how to handle it. Read your Advantages List and Response Cards again (and again!). Plan in distraction techniques. Remind yourself that you’ve gotten through it before and you can do it again! It’s time-limited and the hard time will pass!

Wednesday Sabotage

Sabotaging Thought: I just want to eat without consequence.

Response: Oh, well! I don’t like that I can’t eat without consequences but I can’t change that fact (not if I want to lose weight and keep it off). I need to stop struggling against it, accept that this is the way it is, and move on.

Wednesday Sabotage – August 2, 2017

Sabotage: I just want to eat without consequence.
Response: Oh, well! I don’t like that I can’t eat without consequences but I can’t change that fact (not if I want to lose weight and keep it off). I need to stop struggling against it, accept that this is the way it is, and move on.

Tuesday Reality Check – August 1, 2017

The time and energy for dieting and exercise will never magically appear, and especially not during the busy holiday season. This means that dieters may need to be more deliberate in figuring out how and when they will make the time and energy for these things. But remember – it’s 100% it’s worth it!