Just got this today....
Thank you for just being a friend to those of us who feel so alone in our
efforts to lose weight. Sometimes, all we need is just a little simple,
yet effective advice.
Your post about plateus was one that I really needed to hear. Currently, I
am struggling greatly with the "mess ups." I always pick a day to begin
changing, yet the one time I mess up, I convince myself to start the same
day next week. Doing this has made me go months without ever changing. Any
more advice about how I can stop this attitude? Is is literally driving me
crazy, and causing me more harm than good!
Hi Savanna, Thank you!
The single best way to change an attitude is to make a small change that
heads you into the right direction. Just commit to one good meal right
now. Just one - not the whole week, or the duration of your weight loss
goal, but to a great, on track lunch. The little "wins" that you start to
have make you excited and confident to have another win. And they start
to build from there. I was on a plateau for an entire year. And then
very slowly, I lost a little less than a pound a month, until I lost 10
more pounds. It took me 2 years to lose 10 pounds.
I would like to go a bit deeper though and ask if you have a burning
desire to lose the weight. What is the specific number you'd like to get
to and when do you want to do it? Do you have a date attached to it? Do
you really have the compelling reason, the burning desire and have you
made the decision that your current weight and lifestyle has become