How do you achieve and maintain a positive outlook?
I try to look for good in every situation. At times I have to give a short pep talk. My first thought may be: "I only lost 2 pounds." I turn that around and say to myself "Wow! I lost 2 pounds. Way to go!"
I read my bible every morning, I try to apply what I read to my every day life. It's a good way to start the day.
Just remember that no one is perfect. Before you beat yourself up over something small try and think if its worth getting upset over or if you just need to move on and learn from your mistake. Pick your battles with yourself so you don't get discouraged if you have some minor setbacks
I have always set goals for weight loss for myself. For example: I will lose 10 pounds by June. This sets you up for failure. Set your goals for what you have complete control over. For example: I will exercise 5 days a week and stay within my food plan.
if your last month weight loss was not what you hoped it would be, and maybe you even gained a littile. Sit down with your journal/ or blank piece of paper, and write down a list of what you did positive this month for your diet, and what you know that you did to sabotage yourself, BE HONEST!!
Use the scales as a tool not a absolute....
I have got to stop second guessing my answers on the trivia part of points. I say in my mind and then pick another answer and 9 times out of 10 first one was right. yuk
Sometimes when a person acts like they're being sympathetic and says "It must be really hard." when I tell them I'm following a weight loss plan, I reply "Hey! If it were easy, everyone could do it!" That may not always stop them, but it does slow them down.
Do you have youngsters around and want to get them up and moving? Try getting everyone up (from the video games, cell phone, computer or TV) and getting them to do and sing the "Hokey Pokey." It's fun and restores energy, too.
When making my lunch (just for me - I'm alone during the day as an at-home mom), I make my plate look "pretty" with different colored veggies (red, green, orange, yellow) and fruits (same thing). I set the table - for ME - with napkin! I look out my window at my flowers and smile while I eat healthy