I have been overweight for that last 20 years now. I think the world treats you differently when you are overweight. People don’t treat you the same as they do a thin good looking person. That is what I noticed and that is one of the reasons I decided to lose weight. Do you need a reason? I do believe having the right mindset and the right reasons will get you serious about losing weight and being healthier.
I have now have lost over 50 pounds. The change in my life to put it mildly, is great. The world is treating me different and I feel better, look better, and can do things I could not do last year. I made a decision at the end of last year I was done being so overweight. I had made a commitment to myself and started thinking and seeing what it would be like to be thin again. I am still overweight, but there is a difference of being 70 pounds overweight and 20 pounds overweight. I am also sure that the next 20 pounds will be gone shortly.
Your mindset has a lot to do with you being able to lose weight. I would like to help you get into the right mindset as I did so you can lose weight and be healthier. Your mind is in complete control. You take control of your mind, and you will be able to accomplish anything.
I learned many years ago that you need to plan out what you want to accomplish. It makes it easier to accomplish things when you set times and goals. They have to be realistic, and you can not rush them, but having goals and a well thought out plan is the way things get accomplished.
You need to write down your plans too. A plan not on paper is not a well thought out plan. If it is down on paper you can see how it is going to work and can look at it and see it happening. You see the progress towards the plan as you take one step at a time moving towards the final goal.
It is nice to visualize reaching the goal also. You need to wake up thinking of what you are going to do today to move closer to reaching your goals. Goals are great things to have; they keep you motivated and give you something to look forward to.
Close your eyes and think of yourself as thin and healthy. Think of yourself doing the things you want to do when you are thin and in perfect shape. Every day you should visualize yourself reaching your goal. This will keep you motivated and keep you working towards your goal.
I would like for you to take a pen and paper or pencil and paper, do not type, that does not work, you must hand write why you want to lose weight. When you hand write something it sticks in you mind for a lot longer. That is a fact. I have written many a grocery list and forgot the list at home. I hate it when I do that. But it is amazing that I can remember every item on that list at the store because I wrote it down and did not just think I would remember or type it. I forget what I type quite frequently also. I am going to help you by giving you a few reasons why you need to take control and lose some weight. I want you to write these down and then list at least half a dozen more. I know there are at least 100 more you can come up with, but at least write down as many that come to your mind. Keep adding them as they come to you, every day maybe add another reason. Always be thinking of reasons for being thin.
– To feel fit and healthy
– To be fit and healthy
– To look good
– To be able to wear clothes I have but no longer fit
This is just a start, keep adding and please hand write them down and keep the list in a place you will see it often.
Also write down your goals and the plan to achieve them. Refer to that often. Write down where you are now, and then on the same piece of paper keep track of your progress towards reaching that goal.
This is always a good way to achieve anything and everything in your life from short term or long term goals. This will keep you in the right mindset.