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Be Consistent in Our Actions

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Be Consistent

Be Consistent in Our Actions

If we want to lose weight, we will need to be consistent in our actions. This does not mean that we have to be perfect; however, we do need to be consistent.

  • We need to exercise regularly.
  • We need to eat healthier, most of the time.
  • We need to keep our goal in front of us and be mindful of our choices.
  • We need to check our progress regularly and make adjustments where necessary.
  • If we can do this, we can drop down to the weight we desire.

    If you need help getting motivated to lose weight, check out the books below, available at amazon.com (in paperback & Kindle formats):

    Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Diet-Just-Think-Thin/dp/0615415156/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296510399&sr=1-5

    Nibbles of Encouragement ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Nibbles-Encouragement-George-Diamond/dp/0615795838/

    Time Is Not Made It Is Prioritized

    Friday, June 3rd, 2016

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    Time Is Not Made It Is Prioritized

    People tell me all the time that they don’t have time to lose weight. Putting less food in their mouth actually would save them time. Yes, exercise takes time. However, weight-related health issues also take time. Extra doctors’ visits take time. Running to the pharmacy, takes time.

    For most people, time is not the issue, how they choose to spend their time is. What they set as their priorities set their direction and their future. Setting their health as a priority sets in motion a healthier future. Setting other things ahead of their health, sets in motion a future that may not be healthy, a future that may be consumed with time wasted health issues.

    Therefore, if you want to be in control of your time, do what needs to be done to stay healthy. Otherwise, your health issues will control you and your time.

    Remember, spending a little time now can save lots of time later.

    If you need that little extra help losing weight, check out the books below, available at amazon.com (in paperback & Kindle formats):

    Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Diet-Just-Think-Thin/dp/0615415156/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296510399&sr=1-5

    Nibbles of Encouragement ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Nibbles-Encouragement-George-Diamond/dp/0615795838/

    Rewording Your Statements Can Help You Lose Weight

    Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

    If you dont like weight

    Rewording Your Statements Can Help You Lose Weight

    Changing your statements can make the difference in not only whether you lose weight but also whether you even start.

    For example, changing “Why can’t I lose weight?” to “How can I lose weight?” can change everything. The first question promotes excuses. The second question promotes solutions. The first question is more negative than the second. The first question looks for justifications to remain overweight. The second question forces change.

    Once you change your narrative, you are steps closer to changing your results and your future.

    If you need that little extra help losing weight, check out the books below, available at amazon.com (in paperback & Kindle formats):

    Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Diet-Just-Think-Thin/dp/0615415156/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296510399&sr=1-5

    Nibbles of Encouragement ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Nibbles-Encouragement-George-Diamond/dp/0615795838/

    The Slippery Weight Loss Slope

    Monday, May 2nd, 2016

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    The Slippery Weight Loss Slope

  • Complain about your weight as if you can’t do anything about it
  • Make weight loss boring
  • Envy what others are eating and you are passing on
  • Give up your favorite foods
  • Find excuses not to exercise
  • Tell yourself you can’t do it
  • Spend more time on the sofa
  • Find yourself making the same mistakes over and over
  • Start to feel sorry for yourself
  • Start to not care
  • Slowly fade back to all your old bad habits
  • Find excuses way you can’t lose weight
  • Start to tell others those excuses.
  • Gain more weight
  • It continues to go down hill from here.

    If you need that little extra help losing weight, check out the books below, available at amazon.com (in paperback & Kindle formats):

    Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Diet-Just-Think-Thin/dp/0615415156/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296510399&sr=1-5

    Nibbles of Encouragement ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Nibbles-Encouragement-George-Diamond/dp/0615795838/

    Be Realistic With Your Goals

    Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

    Be-for-Real

    Be Realistic With Your Goals

    It is possible to reach your big weight loss goal. However, it is important to start off with a smaller goal first. This is why. If your initial goal is too large, it will take longer to reach, eroding your confidence and motivation. My initial goal was to lose 30 pounds. After I did this, I had the confidence and motivation to set another goal. Finally, at the end I lost 50 pounds total.

    The initial key is to set a goal that you know you can reach. Then reach that goal and set another, building on your previous success. These are the stepping stones to weight loss.

    If you need that little extra help losing weight, check out the books below, available at amazon.com (in paperback & Kindle formats):

    Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Diet-Just-Think-Thin/dp/0615415156/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296510399&sr=1-5

    Nibbles of Encouragement ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Nibbles-Encouragement-George-Diamond/dp/0615795838/

    Prepare Ahead and Watch the Weight Come Off

    Friday, April 15th, 2016

    Plan

    Prepare Ahead and Watch the Weight Come Off

    A great tip for those of us with busy schedules is to plan ahead. This can be applied to both your exercising and the food you eat.

    If you don’t schedule and prepare ahead, it is very easy to acquire the bad habit of eating fast food. These choices can affect your hope of losing weight. Therefore, it is important to create a meal plan ahead of time.

    It is also important to put exercise into your schedule so that other things don’t get in the way. Once you start doing these things it is also important to stay with it.

    Therefore, if you want to lose weight remember to plan ahead.

    If you need that little extra help losing weight, check out the books below, available at amazon.com (in paperback & Kindle formats):

    Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Diet-Just-Think-Thin/dp/0615415156/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296510399&sr=1-5

    Nibbles of Encouragement ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Nibbles-Encouragement-George-Diamond/dp/0615795838/

    Technically I Agree…

    Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

    Weight Loss Excuses

    Technically I Agree…

    However, I’m selfish, and short-term about my weight, because I have excuses. I have lots of excuses. I have every excuse under the sun not to do what I know I need to do, and that is to lose weight.
    Losing weight is for other people, not me, because I have reasons, lots of them, and I am special.

    Now, it may sound ridiculous, however, that’s how many people think about losing weight, whether they are as blunt as I just was.

    If this is you, it just means that you aren’t ready yet to lose weight. It is not important to you yet. Watching TV is more important than exercising. Eating seconds is more important than your health. Just remember that when you are ready, you will be able to do it. Just don’t take too long, because time is ticking.

    If you need that little extra help losing weight, check out the books below, available at amazon.com (in paperback & Kindle formats):

    Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Diet-Just-Think-Thin/dp/0615415156/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296510399&sr=1-5

    Nibbles of Encouragement ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Nibbles-Encouragement-George-Diamond/dp/0615795838/

    Take the Leap

    Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

    Take-a-leap

    Take the Leap

    The hardest part of losing weight is starting. It is realizing that you have a weight issue. It is making the decision to do something about it. It is getting the right motivation. It is taking the leap and getting starting. We can talk all we want about how we need to lose weight, but unless we take the leap and start, all we have is talk.

    If you need that little extra help losing weight, check out the books below, available at amazon.com (in paperback & Kindle formats):

    Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Diet-Just-Think-Thin/dp/0615415156/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296510399&sr=1-5

    Nibbles of Encouragement ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Nibbles-Encouragement-George-Diamond/dp/0615795838/

    Make Time For Yourself

    Friday, April 1st, 2016

    Make_Time

    Make Time For Yourself

    Life always seems to get in the way of making time for yourself. Your job, your business, your customers, your kids, your significant other, organizations you belong to, all want your time and are always pulling on you. Time for yourself does not seem to exist. This can be very stressful. However, there is an answer. Make appointments with yourself and keep those appointments. Saturday mornings are my time to go for long runs and I rarely let anything get in the way of it. However, just about every week one of my clients tries to schedule an appointment with me for Saturday morning. I let them know that on Saturday mornings I go for my long runs, and I would be happy to see them after I’m done. I have yet to have a client get mad about it. I do schedule other times for myself during the week, and if I am not firm about keeping the appointment to myself, something will get in the way.

    The lesson is this, we are all busy, however we can make time for ourselves but we must be firm about not letting anyone force us to cancel the appointment we make with ourselves.

    Therefore, make appointments with yourself and don’t cancel them.

    If you need that little extra help losing weight, check out the books below, available at amazon.com (in paperback & Kindle formats):

    Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Diet-Just-Think-Thin/dp/0615415156/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296510399&sr=1-5

    Nibbles of Encouragement ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Nibbles-Encouragement-George-Diamond/dp/0615795838/

    What Do You Do When You Lose Your Motivation?

    Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

    stay_focused

    What Do You Do When You Lose Your Motivation?
    What do you do when you lose your motivation? Get it back. Start by asking yourself why you wanted to lose weight to begin with? Does the answer to this question stir any emotion inside of you? If not, your reason for losing weight just wasn’t strong enough.

    In this case, you need to dig deep inside you and find a better and more emotional reason for losing weight. Until this is done you will be at a disadvantage for losing weight. Therefore, the key to long-term motivation is a strong reason for doing it.

    If you need that little extra help losing weight, check out the books below, available at amazon.com (in paperback & Kindle formats):

    Don’t Diet! Just Think And Get Thin ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Diet-Just-Think-Thin/dp/0615415156/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1296510399&sr=1-5

    Nibbles of Encouragement ~ George A. Diamond
    http://www.amazon.com/Nibbles-Encouragement-George-Diamond/dp/0615795838/