When Working to Lose Weight: Think Big, but Start Small!

This is essential so you will not feel losing weight is near impossible.

Start with small changes. But begin with the end in mind. Visualize what you want to achieve, and work towards achieving that, one step at a time.

Tip number 1: Make your goal measurable. A few years ago, I wanted to lose weight. I was wearing size 36 jeans then. My goal was to be able to wear at least a size 34, or 32. Size 30 was almost unimaginable.  It took almost a year for me to fit into a 32, but I was able to do it!

There is danger in attempting to change a lifestyle overnight. This will harm the body and the mind. For example, some people, desperate to lose weight, would resort to eating oatmeal 3 times a day, or start with a full grapefruit only diet, or a Skyflakes Only diet.  This is not only wrong, this can also be very dangerous. Not eating right will deplete the body with essential vitamins and minerals, which in turn can increase the likelihood of illnesses and diseases.

Tip # 2: Ideally, start slowly, but in a continuing pace. Example, begin by replacing one full meal with oatmeal, vegetables, or fruits.

Measure your success, again, not be weighing yourself, because it’s not reliable. Observe pants or blouse sizes. Maybe you begin with a 3X … and after a few months, you can fit into an XL … or even L!

Then … continue … continue … continue!

Remember: the hardest thing in all of this is not losing the weight, it’s keeping it at the ideal level.

I know, I’ve been there!

Way to go Ladies!

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