Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The 3 R's of Weight Loss Recommit, Rediscover, & Record

Losing weight is a daily battle. There is no question about that. Individuals who have seen success in weight loss can tell you that getting there was a definite journey; a series of decisions made one moment at a time that added up over time. This time of year seems to be the hardest time for people to stick with their healthy habits and reach their goals. If you are finding yourself struggling, remember the 3 R's of weight loss.

Nobody achieves anything by giving up. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is saying things like..."Oh, I screwed up today (Tuesday) so i'll start over again on Monday." Don't think like that. Sure, it is great to have a day that gets you back on track with what you are doing, but how about change your mindset to..."Wow, I really overate at lunch today. I am going to get back to my regular eating habits at dinner." Don't let one bad decision lead to another. Don't let one wandering handful of candy lead you to eating the whole candy jar. Don't guilt yourself for a bad choice made. Get over it. Move on, and start making better choices. Don't wait until tomorrow, do it now. Making a healthy lifestyle for yourself is a matter of recommitting whenever you slip up. Sure, we all have our moments of weakness, but consistency is what is going to help you see results. 

Far too often I have to sit my clients down and ask them again why they are attempting to do what they are doing in the first place. Goals without purpose are meaningless, and most likely won't be achieved. Rediscover what it is that you really want out of life, and how you are going to get there. Stop thinking into to future as to what it will be like when you, "one day," achieve your goals, and start achieving your goals NOW. It IS possible. You CAN do it. It is also important to rediscover healthy foods that you like when you get in a rut of eating the same things, and to rediscover physical activity that is fun to you. If you are always forcing yourself to do things you hate and eat things you detest, you won't get very far at all.

This is the most important one, by far. I have said it, 899,444,564,2343,984 times. If you want to see success with weight loss, WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU EAT. It doesn't mean that you have to be a calorie counting fiend. It doesn't mean that you can never have a treat here or there, but it WILL make you accountable for what is going into your mouth. Writing down your food helps you to realize what exactly you are consuming. It will help you learn better habits with snacking. It may help you to realize that the quality of food you are eating is pretty low. It may even cause you to realize why in the world you can't seem to drop that last 20 pounds. Mindless eating is a scary thing, and SO many people underestimate the amount of food that goes into their mouth. WRITE. IT. DOWN. I promise it is the key to success.

Have you seen success with recommitting, rediscovering or recording? What seems to work best for you to keep yourself on track with your health and fitness goals?

One year ago today...Pumpkin Invasion...Healthy Pumpkin pie, cookies, bread, muffins, and oatmeal recipes

Don't forget to enter this month's Hits for Healthy Holidays Music Mix Giveaway!


Emily said...

Great post; particularly your comment "losing weight is a battle". It makes me feel better to be able to acknowledge that, rather than pretending that healthy eating and dropping pounds is a breeze because some days it ain't!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said...

Great post -- I have absolutely seen success with recommitting, rediscovering & recording -- particularly recording. Recording is the BEST way to keep myself on track with my health and fitness goals for sure because I either a) don't want to see empty boxes or b) don't want to put negative notes in those boxes!

Suz and Allan said...

Great post! I'm big on recording things. I like to see goals in writing, check things off a to do list, write in my journal, etc.

Hope you are having a good week!

kara t. said...

I am reading The 4 Hour Body and my favorite tip from the book is to take pictures of your food! Brilliant! You've got a time stamp, portions to look at (he suggests putting your hand in the picture for size reference), and who wants to take a picture of a king size bag of m&ms?! I'm super visual, so I love this idea. Great post, as per usual.

becomingrene said...

I've seen the most success with recommitting. I know what to do to maintain my ideal weight and a healthy body - I just have to do it. I've had an amazing past few weeks getting my food consumption under control and have dropped about 8 lbs.
BTW, I used tons of songs from the playlist that I won a few months ago on my marathon playlist and I thought of you every time one of your songs came on. You have no idea how much that motivated me.

Trish The Dish said...

Great Post! Just what I needed to hear today! Thank you!

Sara said...

Great advice. I definitely need to refocus and recommit.

I ALWAYS lose weight when I am recording and I have NOT been doing that lately. Thank you for reminding me of some very valuable tools!

Thank you!

Casie said...

I'm all for the record, it stops the mindless eating and forces me to ask myself if I'm hungry. Such an important step.

Anonymous said...

Hey very nice blog!

Feel free to visit my webpage :: african mango australia

Anonymous said...

It is in point of fact a great and helpful piece of information.
I'm satisfied that you simply shared this useful information with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

Feel free to surf to my website ...

Anonymous said...

I blog quite often and I seriously аpprecіate your
infoгmation. This great artiсle haѕ tгuly peaked my
inteгest. I'm going to bookmark your website and keep checking for new details about once per week. I subscribed to your Feed too.

Also visit my web page -

Anonymous said...

Greetings! I've been reading your weblog for some time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Humble Texas! Just wanted to tell you keep up the great job!

My homepage visit this site

Anonymous said...

Thankfulness to my father who informed me about this web site, this blog is in fact remarkable.

Feel free to surf to my website ... more info

Anonymous said...

Touche. Sound arguments. Keep up the amazing work.

My web blog: Visit here

Anonymous said...

Heya i'm for the first time here. I found this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

Also visit my web site; Click here

Anonymous said...

What a material of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable know-how concerning unpredicted feelings.

My web page - Reverge

Anonymous said...

It is the best time to make a few plans for the long run and it's time to be happy. I've read this publish and if I may just I
desire to recommend you few attention-grabbing issues or
advice. Maybe you could write next articles relating to
this article. I desire to read more issues approximately it!

Feel free to surf to my website; xtrasize opinion

Anonymous said...

For most recent news you have to go to see world-wide-web
and on web I found this web site as a finest site for
latest updates.

Feel free to surf to my homepage -

oakleyses said...

coach purses, louis vuitton, louis vuitton outlet, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet, coach outlet, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses cheap, kate spade outlet, prada handbags, oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, tiffany and co, chanel handbags, oakley sunglasses, louboutin, burberry outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, tiffany and co, burberry outlet, nike free, coach outlet store online, gucci outlet, louis vuitton handbags, longchamp outlet, louis vuitton outlet stores, michael kors outlet, air max, polo ralph lauren outlet, louboutin outlet, true religion jeans, true religion jeans, kate spade handbags, longchamp handbags, tory burch outlet, jordan shoes, louis vuitton outlet, christian louboutin shoes, nike shoes, michael kors outlet, air max, coach factory outlet, prada outlet, longchamp handbags, louboutin

oakleyses said...

ray ban sunglasses, polo ralph lauren, sac louis vuitton, sac hermes, mulberry, north face, air force, nike tn, ray ban pas cher, vans pas cher, hollister, abercrombie and fitch, michael kors pas cher, nike roshe, nike air max, sac burberry, sac longchamp, hollister, nike blazer, nike trainers, hogan outlet, polo lacoste, louboutin, new balance pas cher, air jordan, converse pas cher, nike roshe run, louis vuitton uk, north face, michael kors, nike free pas cher, barbour, longchamp, nike free, sac louis vuitton, vanessa bruno, michael kors, sac guess, timberland, air max pas cher, true religion outlet, true religion outlet, louis vuitton, air max, oakley pas cher, ralph lauren, lululemon, air max

oakleyses said...

jimmy choo outlet, ugg boots, new balance shoes, birkin bag, vans shoes, soccer jerseys, canada goose, north face jackets, chi flat iron, mcm handbags, canada goose uk, insanity workout, ugg pas cher, asics running shoes, instyler, nike huarache, p90x, giuseppe zanotti, bottega veneta, valentino shoes, nike roshe run, ferragamo shoes, canada goose, moncler, abercrombie and fitch, herve leger, hollister, nfl jerseys, soccer shoes, longchamp, mont blanc, mac cosmetics, ugg australia, lululemon outlet, ugg, babyliss pro, rolex watches, canada goose outlet, marc jacobs, north face outlet, celine handbags, ugg boots, ghd, reebok outlet, wedding dresses, beats by dre, canada goose, uggs outlet, canada goose jackets

oakleyses said...

hollister, air max, air max, moncler, juicy couture outlet, supra shoes, pandora charms, wedding dresses, gucci, baseball bats, coach outlet store online, vans, parajumpers, pandora jewelry, lancel, hollister clothing store, ugg, ray ban, thomas sabo, oakley, montre homme, moncler, canada goose, converse, moncler, timberland boots, swarovski, juicy couture outlet, pandora charms, links of london, moncler outlet, karen millen, ugg, iphone 6 cases, louboutin, louis vuitton, rolex watches, swarovski crystal, canada goose, converse shoes, moncler, moncler, ralph lauren, toms shoes, hollister

Zheng junxai5 said...

michael kors outlet
ralph lauren outlet
louis vuitton purses
jordan retro 4
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton outlet online
nike free uk
red bottom shoes
michael kors outlet clearance
louis vuitton bags
coach outlet store online
burberry outlet
oakley sunglasses wholesale
gucci outlet online
kate spade
michael kors handbags
ralph lauren sale
cheap jordans
coach factory outlet online
michael kors outlet
ladies cartier watches
louis vuitton purses
louis vuitton purses
michael kors outlet clearance
nike uk
gucci belts
discount jordans
kobe 8
oakley outlet
michael kors bags
louis vuitton handbags
air max 95
ray ban
christian louboutin sale
adidas outlet store
coach outlet
ray bans
gucci outlet
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors outlet

Zheng junxai5 said...

ray ban sunglasses
celine outlet
kids lebron shoes
louis vuitton purses
coach outlet online
michael kors outlet online
michael kors outlet
celine bags
nfl jerseys
michael kors outlet clearance
cheap rolex watches
toms wedges
vans outlet
coach outlet store online
pandora charms
oakley sunglasses wholesale
coach outlet clearance
ralph lauren home
michael kors outlet
jordan 3 powder blue
polo ralph lauren
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton
oakley canada
air jordan 8
coach outlet online
coach factory outlet online
kobe 8
coach factory outlet
replica watches
cheap jerseys
red bottom shoes
louis vuitton purses
ghd flat iron
adidas uk
louis vuitton bags
montblanc pens
cheap ray ban sunglasses
kate spade handbags

aaa kitty20101122 said...

asics running shoes
golden goose
lebron 14 shoes
links of london sale
curry 3 shoes
adidas gazelle
adidas tubular
cheap jordans
jordan shoes

Green Coffee said...

Wow, What a Great Site, All of the Health Related Posts Are So Informative for People Under Review. I Liked It! I Also Have a Blog/site About That Covers Simple Herbal Related Stuff. Get Fast Way to Burn Fat Garcinia Cambogia India All People Want to Lose Weight Quickly but How? Green Coffee Beans Is Best Way Plz Free to Visit. Thanks for Sharing.

Green Tea Price

Keep Posting:)

Yaro Gabriel said...

air max 90
coach outlet
true religion jeans
clippers jerseys
nfl jersey wholesale
coach outlet
prada sunglasses
true religion outlet
coach factory outlet
canada goose

Jana Jani said...

Great, I like it. Have you another post about weight loss or you know about Best Medical Weight Loss Clinic in Greenville SC - Blue Ridge Bariatrics, tell me in detail. I am waiting.
Thank you