Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Forgive me Blogger.....

for I have sinned, its been 28 days since my last post. :(

My weight today:  163.5

I have always believed, when bloggers stop posting,  it is never a good sign.  It is true for me as well.  After a 4 day Disney Cruise, 3 days at Nickelodeon for our Spring Break vacation, I stepped on the scale and saw 4lb gain.  I felt the usual lower self esteem issues, I have felt with ever other failed diet in my lifetime.  I stuck my head in the sand and avoided the scale like the plague, until today.

This morning, I had a stern talk with myself and getting officially back to my healthy lifestyle.  In my typical drama queen style, I blew everything out of proportion.  This morning when I weighed myself again, Mr. Scales showed 2lb gain.  This is fixable!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Oooh, This is why blogging helps!

Blogging is MY support systemWhy a support system is so important to long-term success

You know that if you're trying to lose weight, you're not alone. Weight loss is a goal many people share. People want to lose weight to look better, to feel better, to stay or get healthier, and to live longer. Connecting with them makes the journey so much easier.

Consider the following startling statistic: Approximately 70 percent of dieters who go it alone fail. For many people, these attempts to shed pounds fail because their diets are too rigid, and therefore not sustainable, and their approach lacks a support system to help them achieve long-term success.

When you're trying every day to stay the course, you need all the help you can get, including from non-dieters. That means telling family, friends, coworkers, and workout partners about your goals, and asking for their cooperation.

Your support system is your cheering section, your fans rooting for you, and your chief motivators. Usually, people get really psyched up in the beginning of a fitness program, but in a few weeks, motivation can wane. That's when your support system can keep you going and help you turn your life around.

Once you talk to friends and family about your weight and health goals, you might be surprised to find out that they care more than you know.


----taken from The Biggest Loser Newsletter





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