I find it interesting as people are now asking me how I’ve lost weight. In their minds it is as if I have already succeeded. (By the way, there’s no one easy answer because I’ve changed just about everything, from using the stairs and not the lift – to my entire eating habits. I’ll come back to this – probably – in another post.)
I wrote in my last post that my mantra was ‘get it off, keep it off’. Well, I’m still in the ‘getting it off’ place – a few more pounds to go.
But it got me thinking – how do I know when I have been successful? I don’t feel like I am successful… yet! Yes, I am part of the way there, but I think it has to be to do with the latter part of my mantra ‘keep it off’. As we know, a massive proportion of dieters regain the weight after they have dieted.
So I think I’ll be able to say that I have been successful if I am the same weight as I am now (or less) in one year’s time. That will be an achievement.
In the mean time – to keep losing those few extra pounds so that I achieve my goal – and to counterbalance going out for lunch AND dinner on Friday (can’t wait!) – I’m going to:
- Make sure I drink at least 2 litres of water a day (yes, water helps!)
- Get to bed before midnight (yes, sleep matters)
- Go to the gym on Sunday for an ‘MOT’ (health check) and workout (no surprises, here)
- Watch ‘The Biggest Loser’ for motivation!
What about you? What will you do to help achieve your goal this week?
Until next time…