Monday, February 9, 2009

Some tips to keep in mind - Lynne

I was reading through my weekly Weight Watchers email, and came upon a success story for a woman who lost over 100 pounds. Here are some of her tips that I thought were inspirational and could help us out as well!
  • No matter how much weight you have to lose you must simply begin.
  • Learn to love yourself for who you are today.
  • Think only positive thoughts about yourself.
  • Picture yourself the way you want to look at the end of your journey before going to sleep each night.
  • Don’t look at the big picture, instead make mini goals. I broke my goals down to 10 pounds at a time.
  • Celebrate! You work hard and you deserve it. I make sure I celebrate once a week after weigh in and after every 10 pounds lost. My husband joined my team a long time ago and rewards me with $100 every time I lose 10 pounds. Incentive can be sweeter than chocolate.
  • Read Success Stories. Reading about others whose weight-loss goals are similar to what you need to lose can help with motivation.
  • Relax. This is not a race, so don’t put yourself under some crazy time limit of losing 40 pounds in 30 days. It’s just one day at a time.


  1. thanks for the tips! Putting things into focus is key! Also...remember you are doing this for noone other than yourself and noone is going to be disappointed in you but disappointed for you if you miss a goal. Therefore never fell like you letting down the others around you because it's only you that matters.

    That's the lesson I've learned so far.

  2. Great advice, thanks!

    I just have to keep reminding myself that this is a slow process and that I can't expect miracles to happen every week. Persistence is key!