Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Most of my posts lately have been about training. This is because every time I start to write something about weightloss, whether it's about food, eating or attitude I can't seem to articulate what it is I'm trying to say. I absolutely believe, and know, that my experiences and results can be duplicated in much the same way I myself succeeded in changing this part of my life, and in turn changing every part of my life. So, here are a few of my thoughts based on what works for me, and how I dieted for weightloss.
#1 Eat better, eat less, eat more nutritiously.
#2 "Feed yourself", by cooking and preparing your own foods. Foods you custom choose to match flavors and portions you need to feel happy and satisfied, but fit within what you know follows #1. "Feed yourself" is a phrase I use to describe growing up! Quit being a baby. It's you life, it's your body, feed it.
#3 Take responsibility for your current situation and then make the changes you know you need to make. All the "bad" or unfortunate things that has happened to you have also helped make you the awesome person you are today, so celebrate instead of blame. It's not your parents, your ex, your kids, your boss....you only hurt yourself by blaming others...at the end day whoever you've been blaming is busy living their life....live yours.
#4 Have an interest (maybe obsession) in becoming an expert on your own weightloss. Make it a game or an experiment of one. Use your "uncommon" common sense about what you already know about food and nutrition. Use what you know in your heart....you know that your are capable, you are smart, you are deserving and you are secretly a badass! (I know you are, but I won't tell anyone if you don't want me to)
#5 Dream. Dream big! Dreaming isn't the same thing as "wishing". When you dream, you see, you can visually see what you want, and then you start to feel it....so dream, see, feel. If you can lose 1 pound you can lose 10, 20, 100lbs. I don't care if you never in your life weighed your dream number. I don't think I ever weighed as little as I have, as an adult, for as long as I have these past 6 years, and I know no number is unattainable (I hope no one is silly enough to comment using examples of blatant anorexia)
#6 Who are you? Drop those old labels and belief's like, "I'm a binge eater", or "I have a problem with sugar" "fat", "carbs", "I have an weight issue, I always have", "I struggle with my weight". Don't own having a problem, issue or struggle. Personally you will never ever hear me say any of those things. I don't say them because I don't believe them. And if you ever say them in front of me I will quickly correct you! Remember, you're a badass and badasses don't have problems, issues or struggles!
#7 Know that you do not have to go the rest of your life without ever again eating an entire pizza! You may, or you may not. Remember that dieting is not a vacation from overeating, overeating is a vacation from dieting! Dieting through the week is like paying your bills on time and putting a little cash (calories) away in the the bank for that pizza on the weekend!
Bottom line....you can do it. If one person, any person, can do it, then it can be done. Hello, my name is Tracy Reifkind. I'm not the only one, but I'm one....