Keep A Journal

If you are having trouble losing weight, keep a journal. A journal will help you see what’s working and what isn’t.Keep a journal

You have to be completely honest with yourself, (no one has to see it)if you want it to help you.

Make sure you record everything truthfully. Record all your actions and also all your feelings.

How you reacted when a friend had dessert the other night. Also how you felt when you cheated. I know some of my self-talk is I’ll do better tomorrow, well tomorrow never comes.

So now I try to stay with today, just do the best I can today. Another thing that is helpful is mind-set. Tell yourself that you really don’t want that ice cream, that you are full. Different positive self-help talks will help a lot. Much of your success will come from positive self-talk.

Just remember, if you cheat don’t go crazy and continue to binge eat. Consider it a little mistake and get right back on the horse again.

You will be surprised how  much writing everything down will open your eyes to the mistakes you are making.

Also, it will help with your mind-set. Be sure to record your feelings as well. That will also help you stay on track.

Include in your writings how you are feeling, physically as well as emotionally.

This will be very helpful in your quest for a successful experience while doing a fast, juice fast or any other weight loss program.

This will help tell you when you are negative and feel like quitting and when you are feeling very positive.

Is there a pattern to your actions? When are you more successful and positive. What causes those feelings, as opposed to being negative. Did someone compliment you or do you just feel better about yourself?

Putting feelings on paper will help us look at ourselves honestly and objectively.

Don’t be afraid to let that inner voice give yourself a lecture. Do I really need a taste of that? One taste could lead to more eating and there goes your  diet, right out the window.keep a journal

Give yourself positive talk and praise yourself when you successful handle a difficult hurdle. We all need positive reinforcement.

Make sure your journal is attractive to you, not just some cheap notebook, it’s going to be with you for a while, and you might want to refer to it often in the future.

Don’t write it on your computer, it needs to be with you at all times, so you can always be updating it often. If it’s in written form, you can carry it with you and update it when ever you feel the need.

Sometimes that inner voice is more truthful than we realize. Don’t be afraid to write all that you are feeling,  like if you exercised this morning, show that you are proud of that. It will help keep you on course to success. Nothing like a pat on the back to help with that confidence booster.

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Share your struggles and easy times, don’t be afraid to self talk to help keep you on track. Losing weight can be a very difficult thing, just don’t le it get you down, and don’t give up on yourself.

It’s well worth the energy and time invested to be successful And the rewards are so worth it.

So go get that journal and start writing your way to a successful weight lose and better health.

If you enjoyed this article, please leave a comment or question below and I will be sure to answer as soon as possible. Thank you, Deanna

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