Keeping Weight Loss Resolutions

Each New Year's day thousands of people make weight loss resolutions.

This is amongst the top resolutions made each new year and this year will be no different.  

The New Year's Eve parties are over, the holiday shopping and eating are done.

Now you've decided it's time to shed a few pounds and created a resolution.

The first week you were right on track, eating healthy foods, drinking your water and you even dusted off the treadmill.  

The second week went well also but you skipped a day of exercising - no big deal.  

The third week you were starting to grab a potato chip or maybe you were craving some French fries or chocolate.  

Now your into the fourth week and you are losing motivation or have forgotten about your resolution.

If this sounds familiar, don't panic. This is a common phenomenon that happens to many people.

But just because this happens to many people, don't give up hope onyour weight loss resolution.  

Try these tips to keep you on track and help you reach your goal to lose weight

Keeping your Weight Loss Resolution Tip #1

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Smaller Goals

Break your bigger weight loss goal into smaller goals.  

This way you can see progress as you go and keep your motivation to reaching your resolution.

These goals can be in terms of losing pounds or inches, dress sizes or even habits changed.

Keeping your Weight Loss Resolution Tip #2

Sticky Notes

Write it down and post it anywhere and everywhere. Perhaps when you made your New Year's resolution you wrote them down.  

Nows the time to write it down again in big bold letters that you will see each day.

Repetition is the key to helping keep your resolve going.  

Read these notes each and every day to remind yourself of your resolution to lose weight.

Keeping your Weight Loss Resolution Tip #3

Reward Yourself

Reward yourself along the way.  Remember you don’t have to reach your weight loss goals overnight. 
So as you lose a few pounds or inches, or even if you had a successful week eating healthy and exercising, give yourself a pat on the back and buy something new. 

Try to stay away from rewarding yourself with food. 

You don’t want to get in the habit of treating yourself with the wrong foods as this may lead to unwanted pounds or slowing down your goal.

Keeping your Resolution Tip #4

pen and paperTrack It

Track how you are doing. In addition to re-writing your weight loss goal, tracking your progress is another way to stay constantly reminded of your resolution. 

So grab a pen and paper and track your progress daily and/or weekly. 

Don't become obsessed with weighing yourself everyday.

You can fluctuate a few pounds from day to day or even in the same day. So focus on your weekly weigh ins and track that.

Your tracking tool doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but if you want something more electronic, use this weight loss tracking chart.

Keeping your Weight Loss Resolution Tip #5

Know You Can

train clipart If at first you don't succeed......keep on trying. Be the little engine that could and say "I think I can, I think I can.....I know I can, I know I can". Keep trying until you know you can do it.

If you make a mistake and lose some focus, don't lose faith.

Don't beat yourself up if you stopped your diet or exercise routine. Just make a new resolution and start again.  

January 1st is not the only day to make goals and resolutions.  

So if it's May and you want to get back on track, start over again - make your resolution - and start losing weight...... because you can do it!

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