7 Strategies for Weight-Loss Success

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7 Strategies for Weight Loss Success

Use these simple ideas to reach your goals once and for all!

Always See Your Goals

Goals need attention. They need to be seen, heard and thought of often. So surround yourself with as many reminders as possible: on the refrigerator, computer, bathroom mirror and calendar.

Start Small

Quite possibly the biggest mistake people make is pushing the accelerator too soon. You can’t lose 20 pounds in one week. But you can lose one. Just as a plant has to start as a tiny seedling, you have to start with small steps and expect small results, which add up to bigger results over time.

Come Out of Seclusion

Have you ever achieved anything of real value all by yourself, without the support of anyone else? Probably not. Most people receive help, advice and ideas from others. Support, a sense of shared experience, encouragement, advice, and well-timed pep talks are all invaluable as you set off on your healthy lifestyle adventure, so get others to join in and support you in reaching your goals!

Focus on Everyday Habits

The building blocks of a healthy lifestyle are forged in the smallest of actions you take every day and every week. Healthy choices can become as natural as brushing your teeth or locking the front door. Build your habits, one action at a time.

Never Stop Learning

A healthy lifestyle is a process—more of a journey than a destination. You can always learn more about nutrition, fitness, and even yourself that can help you be just a little bit better tomorrow.

Have Fun!

Who says getting healthy has to be a chore? Think of it as an exciting adventure of self-discovery that will help you build a more meaningful life. Enjoy the ride and find ways to make it fun, whether you join a sports league, subscribe to a fun fitness magazine, or buy yourself some new workout clothes. Make the best of it!

Put it on Paper

Whether setting your first goals, tracking daily progress, or sharing your deepest thoughts in a journal, writing helps to crystallize your ideas, expose your fears, and paint a picture of real life. As a starting point, write down your goals, big and small, and the steps you'll take to make them reality.

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10/15/2015 2:51:09 PM

Great advice. I have a bad habit of over complicating and over thinking things. This slideshow reminded me, that the accomplishment of any goal, is merely just the sum of small consistent actions.


10/15/2015 12:36:45 PM

I've been stuck on buying gym clothes for a minute now. Love the different pants color selection...


10/15/2015 12:29:59 PM

yes helpful. These are things I knew But I'm going to lose this weight. I'm Happy I lost 6 lbs my 1st week. My husband And I are doing it together.


10/15/2015 10:47:31 AM

Prior to retirement, my co-workers & I were very supportive of each other: bringing & reviewing lunch selections, water intake, healthy snacks! I especially miss the water reminders!


10/15/2015 9:23:18 AM

ATEAMSIS06's SparkPage
I know that my coworkers are aware of my healthy eating habits. Brought from home lunch everyday, always drinking water as well as the ability to walk past the vending machines....


10/15/2015 6:40:53 AM

JB122383's SparkPage
Great ideas, some new and reinforcing of others!


8/13/2015 2:12:55 PM

NATALIA_123's SparkPage
Excellent ideas, slow and steady wins the race.


8/13/2015 12:02:55 PM

I will have to look at this on my PC. On my Kindle it tends to skip pages.


8/13/2015 12:02:53 PM

I will have to look at this on my PC. On my Kindle it tends to skip pages.


8/13/2015 11:02:41 AM

JEANNETTE7626's SparkPage
Is it necessary to have a Food Journal & use the "Food Tracker" daily on SP?


8/13/2015 10:31:32 AM

I SEE what the slideshow revealed and agree. I don't have a support group which that should be my goal to seek but my circumstances are complicated. I always stop at plateaus after I have gotten motivated by a pricey weight loss group and that is why I'm posting today because I seem to do better with accountability but My experience is the commercial businesses wright loss groups care more about money numbers than weight loss or inches. Just knowing how much I spend on these programs should motivate but it doesn't. I need to be a part of a genuine group and that is why I'm here today. Thank you


8/13/2015 6:29:01 AM

I understand


8/13/2015 6:28:56 AM

I understand


8/4/2015 9:59:55 AM

great tips. But it would have been nice if this was written as a post not as slides like this site does bit.ly/1JNciSL


5/11/2015 9:26:08 AM

SADDHU1's SparkPage
I don't like this format. Put it all on 1 page.

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