In the Tip of The Day Program, after a bit of time, I ask subscribers this:
"One thing I need for you today is think about what has worked for you in terms of weight loss and diets, and email it to me. I talk a lot about "Diet Fusion" and how it is a very personal thing, that you need to tailor whatever diet you do to your own unique life. What have you done, what has worked for you, what stopped working for you. Things like that. Thinking about the successes can provide some insight."
I get some some of the best responses and realized, no one is seeing this great stuff but me! So I'm going to start posting here. Here's a recent one:
"My greatest success as a women health and fitness-wise is exercising in a group. I think that not only do women like to look good for men, they like to look good for other women. Women notice the little things, especially if you have achieved a weight-loss goal or fitness goal and you are looking a little trimmer.
Unfortunately, in today's economy, it is hard to afford to go somewhere where you have to pay for a membership. Thus, I have found myself falling off the wagon.
I am always trying, though, and have found the work-outs on cable TV (On-Demand) to be very helpful especially since you can choose from many different workouts to suit how you are feeling that day. Also, they are of various lengths of time so if you only have a little bit of time, there is that flexibility.
Having the right things in the fridge is always helpful. I am a "grabber" when it comes to hunger. I grab at the quickest thing possible and if you have grilled chicken breast on hand or things like yogurt, you can bring it along with you.
Today, there is nothing to "grab" that is healthy, so I just ate a piece of cake (my step-daughter made it for my husband for Father's day - I want to chuck it, but he says it stays!). I know I should not have eaten the piece of cake, but it was there.
Having the right things available is half the battle. As soon as my stepdaughter is gone from her visit with us, so is the cake!
Hope this was helpful."
Yes, pk, this was extremely helpful. I have to have the right things in my fridge as well. If I see fruit or carrots right there, at eye level, I just grab it.