In the PEERtrainer Tip of The Day email (sign up here, it's free), I often ask, what is the one thing that "trips you up"? Meaning, what is one thing you could give up for the next seven days that you KNOW will help you towards weight loss and get you on the right track?
Two responses I've received in the last week were great examples of "bite-sized" goals that are doable and a great step in the right direction;
There is a vending machine at work with snacks for sale. I have to walk
past it to get a coffee, tea or glass of water. Most days I will stop
and look at what is available. More often that not I will buy something
and this can be twice daily.
It is my intention to focus beyond this machine without stopping or
One of the things that has been tripping me up is eating chocolate.....buying the
dark chocolate and thinking it is healthy and allowing myself to nibble on that way
too much.? I need to realize I'm kidding myself.? I shouldn't even go there because
I can't control it.? So I am going to concentrate on saying "No" to chocolate
because it really adds up.? No to buying and No to eating chocolate!
These are good focused goals that are achievable without being overwhelming. We talk more about goals and how to finally believe weight loss is possible in our coaching program as well.
Other good examples include "skip the bread basket at lunch every time I eat out this week" or "no donuts at work!" The very first thing I did was give up my bacon egg and cheese sandwiches in the morning. Hard but worth it; from there I went on to habit after habit until I got back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Let me know what you commit to this week!
one thing that i will say NO to is mooncakes! Even if it turns mouldy at home.
Posted by: Kelly | September 21, 2010 at 04:22 AM
I will eat frozen blueberries instead of ice cream at night.
Posted by: Sandi | August 31, 2010 at 09:51 AM
You know what often works for me when I am about to mindlessly grab something I should not eat? I yell to myself in my mind "NO!" as loud as I can. lol
Guess what - this works.
Posted by: brodsteel | July 31, 2010 at 11:22 AM
Water, Water, Water. The more I drink during the day the better I feel. Whenever I fall of track I notice I'm not drinking enough water also.
Posted by: Sher | July 19, 2010 at 09:07 AM
BREAD . . . with EVERYTHING!!
Posted by: SONIA SMITH | September 20, 2009 at 05:58 AM
I need to focus on not buying "the good stuff", like candy, icecream etc. for everyone in the family. If it's here I'll eat it!
Posted by: judylose | May 20, 2009 at 11:52 PM
oh .. there are so many 'habits' that need to be changed, but I guess one at a time, like you said. So for this week, no eating 'ANYTHING' after dinner.
Posted by: Reena | May 11, 2009 at 02:15 PM
Make sure you have plenty of fruit in the house for when you feel like something sweet and satisfying.
Posted by: Heidi | April 15, 2009 at 12:30 PM
The one thing that has helped get me back on track is the 100 cal diet. Although it does not feel like a diet at all. It helps me be more in control of my eating. This may not be a long term way of eating but for now it has help me be more aware of my portions and how I feel during the day. GG
Posted by: GG | April 07, 2009 at 06:59 PM