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Solution: Be clear about where you are right now and where what to go. Instead of focusing on the number of pounds you want to drop, instead shoot for a dress size, or fitting back into a certain pair of jeans. That is real progress, not just a number on a scale. You want results not only others can see but you can see too.
The Trap: Excuses, excuses and more excuses. Let me guess…you’re too old for this, you don’t have the time, you are stressed with work, blah, blah, blah. Do you want this or not? It is not going to be easy, but then again, nothing that is worth it ever is. Stop making excuses and start doing!
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Solution: Focus on the true reward: A better you! If you really want to lose weight take a look inside yourself for the reasons why. That will often overcome all of your excuses-what you really want and why. Simply saying that you want to look good for your high school reunion, while it may make an impact short term, it isn’t going to give you the long lasting drive to keep this lifestyle up. Instead, focus on something that is truly meaningful, such as, you want to be alive to see your children graduate high school. More and more adults are dying from obesity issues BEFORE their kids graduate than every before.
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Solution: Step off the scale. Weigh yourself only once a week — preferably on the same day at the same time each week. In the interim, pay attention to how you feel (lighter? more energetic?) and how your clothes fit. Those are far more important.
The Trap: Getting discouraged. If you measure your progress by what hasn’t happened (you’re not thin yet!) rather than what has (your eating habits are getting healthier, your jeans are loose), you are at risk for falling into a “Void.”
The big secret to weight-loss success is sustainability. Take joy in your small improvements each day and week — such as your new ways of eating and exercising and the energy, self-confidence and sense of well-being that comes with them. There’s only one real way to fail — and that’s to stop trying.
Source: Bill Phillips, author of the best seller Transformation: The Mindset You Need, The Body You Want, The Life You Deserve (Hay House). He is based in Golden, Colorado.