8) View weight loss as a lifelong process. Most people (including me) struggle with the yo-yo. Don’t beat yourself up over it!
7) Instead of looking back with shame and guilt at how you’ve let yourself go, look forward with enthusiasm at where you want to be.
6) There are many effective approaches to weight loss. If you try something and it doesn’t work, try something different!
5) Most people say the last ten pounds are the hardest to lose. I couldn’t disagree more. The first ten are the real battle. It becomes easier as your goal gets closer.
4) Don’t use the holidays as an excuse to wait to start your weight loss efforts! If you don’t try now you’ll probably be three or four pounds heavier on January 1st!
3) Don’t use your kids as an excuse to keep your favorite snack foods around the house! My daughter Sophia likes goldfish crackers as much as she likes potato chips. But I don’t. So I buy the goldfish crackers.
2) Don’t be afraid to try something new, even if it sounds crazy. What your doing isn’t working, so what do you have to lose?
1) It’s not a problem when you fall off the wagon. It only becomes a problem when you stop trying to get back on!