Category: How To Lose Weight Fast

Decide to lose weight and you will have success in losing weight

It’s Not Fluffy…It’s Fat

Let’s just call it what it is. I remember the first time I went to a Weight Watchers Meeting (yes, I used to count points! Drank Diet Cokes like a crazy person because they were 0 points…I know! I know!) and the women all sat in a circle and discussed their “fluff.” But fat didn’t seem fluffy to me…more lumpy and dense. Pillows were fluffy…not fat! Imagine laying your head down at night on a pound of fat! LOL Basically what they were doing was coming together to collectively make themselves feel better about being obese (they didn’t use that word either!). Counting points and going to a meeting makes yourself feel like you’re doing something, but ultimately if you are happy and satisfied being “fluffy”–you’re never going to change. Get angry about it! Get disgusted with obesity and the junk foods that cause it! Fat of course is a good thing–but not when you have too much. Obesity is linked to disease…it causes weight related pains…it costs you money because you’ll be going to the doctor AND you’ll be buying new (larger) clothes (that you don’t like!) It is uncomfortable…it restricts your ability to run and jump and play with your kids….why would you ever want to tone it down and happily call it fluff? The picture is of me at my first 5K run in 2012. I was so tired I had to sit down…I couldn’t believe how hard it was. I wasn’t the old me–the real me. The Pauline that used to run cross country and play soccer in high school and college. This overweight person who had aches in the knees from the excess weight wasn’t me. After that run I was sick of being fat and not able to do the things I wanted to be able to do. I decided to make a change after that run. I was never going to let this happen again. And not even a year later you can see the “after” picture of me, 70lb lighter, leaping for joy and celebrating with my kids at Jumpstreet.   You’ve got to get some emotion in it!  Make a committed decision RIGHT NOW to not go back to how you were.  From this point forward decide to be a size 4 (or whatever is right for you).  The word decide comes from the Latin derivative of de: which means “off” and caedere which means “cut.”  When you make a committed decision you are literally going to CUT OFF any other option.  There is no other way.  And when you make a committed decision it always involves emotion.  Your brain responds to emotion.  You must feel it!  Decide on your pants size and get excited about it…because it’s going to happen!  Decide right now that no matter how much you don’t like working out it is MUCH more pleasurable than being fat. Decide right now that you enjoy working out because it yields such enjoyable results. We’ll be talking all about this on Sunday, webinar…

3Steps to Losing Weight and KEEPING IT OFF

Losing weight is actually pretty simple. The hard part is your mind. But I’ll cover that in step 3. Read on! TRACK YOUR INTAKE! You must know with certainty what’s going in. You think you eat less calories than you do. Grab a free app like www.myfitnesspal.com and start tracking. It will ask you a couple simple questions to establish your goal and then you enter every single thing you eat each day. You will quickly get an idea of which foods take up a large amount of calories. (Hint: junk food is high in calories and low in nutrients and satisfaction! It will leave you wanting more 30 min later!) One of my clients said , “Tracking your intake is like eating on a budget! Your bank account is your calories and you get to choose how much you “withdraw” at each meal.” Great way of looking at it! GET YOUR SWEAT ON! Yes you must work out. Working out speeds up your metabolism so you burn more calories, it builds muscle tone (you don’t want to lose all that weight only to have no muscle tone), and it prevents disease. The key is find a workout you LOVE, and if it sounds daunting start with just 5 min of working out and increase it by 1 min each day until you are working out a full 30 min. Shoot for 5 days a week and never let more than 3 days pass without a workout. CHANGE YOUR MIND – This is the hardest part and its entirely up to you. For the longest time I had many clients who lose weight, gain some, lose some, gain some, and it would totally puzzle me. Others would lose it all only to gain it all back. You see that happen on the Biggest Loser TV show all the time. There is that small percentage though who lost it all and kept it all off. I started to wonder–what makes them different?  And I finally realized it ultimately it comes down to your mind. They had a high level of self confidence and positive attitude. You must start seeing yourself at your ideal weight. Know that you deserve to be your goal weight. Love your body starting now. Think of yourself at your ideal weight. People that gain the weight back often hate their body and think bad thoughts toward it and focus on the negative. They look at every roll in the mirror and dwell on it. Stop that at once–instead think only of the positive. Write a statement something like this and read it EVERY day, “I am so happy and grateful that I wear a size _____ and weigh _____.” Fill in the blanks with your ideal goals. And then get your emotions involved with that. Buy a dress in that size and think about how AMAZING you are going to look in it. Don’t focus on the time it will take. Keep following steps 1 & 2 and…