Imagine that scene in The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy tosses the water on the witch, and then she just shrivels and melts away. That is what is happening to my alien belly bump, and actually to other parts of me too. After 8 weeks of discipline, increased awareness about eating, challenged my beleifs and attended meetings with others working on healthier habits the progress continues. I am down 7 pounds. I keep learning more tips to keep things going in the right direction. They will help you too
1. Healthy weight loss is 1/2 – 1 pound per week.
That doesn’t seem like much, but it amounts to a sustainable situation that the body enjoys. Once the body knows it is in a safe pattern, the metabolic burn kicks in.
2. Results show up off the scale
As much as we want results in all areas, sometimes we get more when we pay attention to what happens off the scale. A seven pound loss is noticeable. People who haven’t seem me in awhile are noticing and commenting. My waist is 1.75 inches smaller and my clothes are comfortably loose again. You may notice other things like confidence, increased energy, easier workouts, calmer digestion or better sleep. These are all elements of success, so don’t miss them.
3. Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Help
There are many resources and good people to support you through the journey. Don’t go it alone. Get an exercise buddy, find a friend who is also working to shed a few pounds, join a support group or join Weight Watchers. Sometimes we need to ask people in our household to help us stick to our goals too. The truth is – when you ask someone else to help you, you make that person feel respected and powerful. Why not make somebody’s day!
Pick one action to implement this week toward adopting a Waist Management strategy (see past blogs for inspiration!).
Find at least one resource to help you stick to this action. This can be a person or a group.
Journal about your feelings and keep track of how this action is changing your life in good ways – both on and off the scale.
Don’t forget – I’m here to help you too. Soon I will be introducing a self-study program for Waist Management which will give you daily support, EFT treatment sequences, audios and videos to stay on track with good habits before the holidays are upon us. Join my mailing list at www.theindigoconnection.com if you’d like to know when this service becomes available.