Do You Know How To Make Wishes Come True?
If it’s Christmas time or not: Having wishes come true is a great thing to have. This applies to your weight loss as well.
Have you ever wished to lose weight permanently- but it did not work out? Let’s talk a little bit about wishes.
Think “Evolution not revolution”. I understand: Revolutionary goals might be more appealing. On the other hand, revolution might trigger counterrevolutionary rebellion. Old habits might form alliances to get you back to where you have been. You might even have some self-doubt.
Often it’s better to have a weight loss goal of 1 to 2 pounds per week, as compared to 30 pounds in half a year. The math is roughly the same, but it is easier to achieve. And if you are going into the wrong direction you know it by the week’s end- instead of putting your weight loss off until it’s nearly too late.
What are your resources? Do you know enough about healthy nutrition for healthy weight loss? Do you have friends supporting you? If you’ve decided to walk for half an hour every day, do you have comfortable shoes? How can you make time for that?
Generally, scan your wishes in the following areas and make sure, you have enough of them: time, knowledge, possessions and people.
What are your barriers? Identify them in a very concrete way so you know how to deal with them. Don’t let yourself be carried away by vague feelings. If, for example, bad weather keeps you from walking, come up with something equivalent to do indoors.
Make wishes in terms of concrete behavior changes. An outside observer should be able to notice them. For example, “I want to plan my exercise” is a nice wish, but does not include a behavior change. “Every Sunday morning I plan my exercise schedule for the next week. And I won’t have breakfast until I’ve finished doing that” is.