Wednesday Sabotage – May 22, 2019

Wednesday Sabotage: Life is too short, so I’m just going to eat this even though I know I shouldn’t.
Response: Actually, life is too short to be spent overweight, unhappy, and unhealthy. If I want to feel great and really live my life the way I want to, then I need to do what I can to maintain a healthy weight.

Tuesday Reality Check – May 21, 2019

Tuesday Reality Check: We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: there’s no such thing as “blowing it” for the day. Every bite of food you continue to eat has extra calories, and the more calories you eat, the more weight you’ll gain. Getting back on track at any point puts you in a better position than if you wait even one moment longer.

Monday Motivation – May 20, 2019

Monday Motivation: You might not always have control over what food is served to you, but you always, always have the ability to control what food you put in your mouth. Even very difficult dieting circumstances can be managed, because there is always at least that degree of control you can exert. You’re never powerless!

Friday Weekend Warm-Up – May 17, 2019

Friday Weekend Warm-up: This weekend, make sure you continue to read your Advantages List and your Response Cards. Continually remind yourself why you’re doing this and what you’ll get in return. Doing so will hopefully motivate you to stay on track!

Think Thin Thursday – May 16, 2019

Think Thin Thursday Tip: Sometimes dieters give in to the sabotaging thought, “I just don’t care.” If this is you, remember, “Even when I tell myself I don’t care about losing weight, I really do. There’s NEVER a time when I wouldn’t choose weight loss over anything I was about to eat.”

Wednesday Sabotage – May 15, 2019

Wednesday Sabotage: I can’t believe I gave in to that craving. I can’t do this. I should just give up.
Response: Learning to lose weight and keep it off is a process and it takes time. I’m not going to learn it overnight, and I’m not going to be good at it overnight. Just because I gave in once, doesn’t negate all the other times I didn’t. I need to take an accurate picture of how things are really going and acknowledge that while I’m not perfect, I’m better than I was. As long as I keep working at it, I’ll keep moving forward.

Tuesday Reality Check – May 14, 2019

Tuesday Reality Check: Don’t compare your eating to anybody else’s. No one else is exactly your height/weight/activity level WITH your exact same weight loss goals. Just because someone can eat something (or can’t), doesn’t mean you can (or can’t!). Make decisions based on what you need to do for YOU, not on what anyone else is eating or not eating.

Monday Motivation – May 13, 2019

Monday Motivation: It’s important to keep in mind that dieting and losing weight is SUPPOSED to get hard from time to time. It’s not easy (or even neutral) all the time. It gets harder for everyone, and then it gets easier again. These are life-changing goals you’re working toward; it’s worth putting up with some “hard” in order to achieve them.

Friday Weekend Warm-Up – May 10, 2019

Friday Weekend Warm-up: Old habits are hard to break and easy to slip back into. This is why in dieting every single time DOES matter because every single time you’re either reinforcing the old, adverse habit or the new, helpful habit. This is especially true on weekends when bad habits tend to be most rampant. This weekend don’t be fooled – this time matters!

Eating Without Information

This week I had a session with my client, Lauren. Lauren told me that while she had a good week, one day she ended up going way over her allotted calories.