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Line up support - Key #6
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      3 comments

Here is Key # 6 to staying motivated - Line up a support system It really helps if you have someone who cares about you and your efforts to reach yo... Read more
Kick the roadblocks - Key #5
Monday, January 25, 2016      5 comments

Here is Key # 5 to staying motivated- Kick the roadblocks Think about what gets in your way when you are working on losing weight. What might ... Read more
Create a finish line - Key #4
Sunday, January 24, 2016      7 comments

Here is key # 4 for staying motivated - Create a finish line Build a vision of how this project will look when you reach the end of your weight-loss... Read more
Stop making excuses - Key #3
Thursday, January 21, 2016      4 comments

Here is Key # 3 for staying motivated - No more excuses Think about all the reasons you haven't been making progress. Whine a bunch about why you can't lose weight or exercise regularly. Write a list of your biggest excuses, then read... Read more
Do what worked before - Key #2
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      9 comments

Here is Key #2 for staying motivated - Do what worked before Think about times when you've been successful in the past. What did you do? Was there a specific diet plan that worked? Did you get up early and exercise before going to work... Read more
Always move forward - Key #1
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      6 comments

Did you start the new year all fired up to lose weight? Is that going well, or have you already lost some of your energy and determination. If so, you're... Read more
That was the last straw! - Day 82
Friday, January 15, 2016      10 comments

When Jill ate five pieces of pizza at the mall one night, she assumed it was because she was overly tired from shopping. But as she looked at the e... Read more
Revive Your Life!
Thursday, January 07, 2016      3 comments

Julie looked sad. Over the holidays, she had taken a break from our coaching visits, and thought she'd be fine with her weight-loss efforts. But he... Read more
Unlink the chain - Day 81
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      5 comments

It always starts with just one little thing. Maybe your child spilled milk or your washing machine quit working. When you walked into the kitchen, yo... Read more
I didn't feel very thankful... but then it changed
Monday, November 23, 2015      10 comments

A few years ago, I went through a very grouchy time. Like now, the news was full of disasters or gloomy stories about relationship break-ups and people b... Read more
Pretend you're a little baby
Wednesday, November 18, 2015      8 comments

A few weeks ago, the daughter of a freind had a baby girl. This cute miniature person sleeps a lot, and does not seem to be contributing much to society.... Read more
Do not call yourself a pig! Day 80
Wednesday, November 11, 2015      5 comments

Whenever you struggle with your eating or with gaining weight, you might be tempted to describe yourself with words such as fat, lazy, failure, or screw-up. Unfortunately, when you create a negative view of yourself, you will usually match ... Read more
Eating like a normal person - Day 79
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      5 comments

You are tired of salads and bored with grilled chicken breast. When you have been on a diet for a while, you may start longing for a little more variety and fun in your plan. All you really want is to be able to eat like a normal person. Bu... Read more
Punishment is NOT motivating - Day 78
Tuesday, October 20, 2015      6 comments

Do you ever try to motivate yourself by being critical or by using negative self-talk? Unfortunately, punishing yourself does not usually cause you to change your behavior. Instead, your brain hears your negative, chastising thoughts, ... Read more
Create a nice ritual - Day 77
Tuesday, October 06, 2015      4 comments

Another way to build emotional safety is to create habits or rituals that help you feel more settled. Rituals include any patterns or series of activities that help you relax or re-energize. Picture drinking a cup of tea next to the fi... Read more

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