Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Getting back on track

It happens to everyone. We have excellent intentions…..
One week, we are on track, getting enough protein, exercising and getting our water in and the next week, without even noticing, we're not.

Slips happen. The trick is to keep the slip from being a "fall".

1. Figure out what caused the slip.
Are there too many snack temptations – perhaps a bag of cookies on the counter?

Are you taking your protein for granted – thinking that you are doing so well that maybe you can slack off a little? Are you making sure you eat protein with every meal?

2. Change Your Strategy to fix where you slipped. Have a Plan.
If snacking is the problem, find a healthier snack and limit your snacks. Try to makes it a protein snack. You don’t want your snacking to turn into grazing.

If you lose focus on protein, remember how important it is to your weight loss success. It should be the first thing you put in your mouth.

3. Remember that you CAN do it!
Sometimes your mind whispers that maybe you can't do it……You Can! Always believe in yourself…..say it to yourself…..I CAN DO THIS…I CAN STAY ON TRACK….I WILL STAY ON TRACK…..I BELIEVE!!!!!!!

4. Make a Resolution

Making a resolution, combined with a plan, makes you 10 times as likely to succeed! .

5. Get a buddy.
Share your resolution with a friend or family member who will help you keep on track with scheduled reminders. Your buddy's goal can be different from yours. If you tell someone of your resolution it makes you accountable for it.

Remember this is a journey you will be on for the rest of your life….not a destination to a particular weight where you stop your healthy habits and go back to bad habits…..THIS IS A LIFESTYLE CHANGE…NOT A TEMPORY DIET.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Time to get back on track!

So, yesterday you blew it.....well today is a new day! Get yourself together, plan your meals for today...if you plan you will be prepared to stay on track....

Remember this is a healthy Lifestyle not a diet.

Say to I will start fresh and get all my protein in, Drink a minimum of 64 oz. and I am going to exercise.

There are no tricks or magic in losing weight and keeping it off. You just have to be aware of what you put in your mouth. That includes liquid calories.

When the head hunger starts nagging at you, try to take your mind off it and get busy doing something, take a walk, call a friend, do something you enjoy.

You can do this!!!! Believe in yourself!!! Repeat this to yourself throughout the day....Be positive....You can do this!!!!

Make it a great day!!!!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

8 years out from Gatric Bypass

I am 8 years out from I where I thought I would be at this time....not quit......but where I am is really good!!!!! However, I know it can be better and I plan to work hard and get there!!!! I am 48 years old.....I feel better than I did when I was 25....I thank God every day that I had the opportunity to change my life by having gastric bypass. I remember when I was in middle school praying...GOD please help me to have an athletic body and long blond hair...well...he waited until I was in my 40's but God did make my prayers come true....and I thank him...LIFE IS SOOOOOO GOOD!!!!! There is nothing I can't do in this body....Please whatever you what your surgeon tells you to do....use this tool to its fullest!!!! YOU CAN BE ALL THAT YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE.....YOU CAN DO ALL THE THINGS YOU ONLY DREAMED ABOUT DOING!!!!!! Make your dreams come true...get where you want to be....don't give up....BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!!!!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!! YOU JUST HAVE TO WANT IT MORE THAN ANYTHING......BELIEVE!!!!! I hope you get to your goal...I hope you do all the things you never thought you could.....I wish for you all the happiness in the world.....But above all.....I WANT YOU TO LOVE YOURSELF!!!!!!Ginger