I had a bad weigh-in, essentially, I gained ALL that I lost and I’m now right back where I started 251.8. So, since I’m now the expert, here’s my Top Ten List of Things to Do to Sabotage Your Weight Loss Efforts:
1. Don’t consider yourself important enough to do this. I mean, really, are you ALL that important? Should you really care about your health and well-being, let alone being there for your family in later years by taking care of your needs?
2. Be sure to allow your family the privilege of making your meals. You know how much they want to. I’m sure they will make it a priority to measure and weigh portions because they care so much about your success.
3. Don’t make time in your schedule for exercise. Why, you might offend a family member if you take time to walk around the block or work out to a tape. What if they need you during the time you’re gone?
4. Don’t plan your meals. With your busy schedule, what makes you think you’re going to have time to sit down with pen and paper and plan out what you’re going to eat? Doesn’t that take organization? Isn’t that interrupting something else?
5. Don’t double check your portions and measuring. I’m sure if you “eye-ball it”, as Rachael Ray would say, you’re going to be fine.
6. Multivitamins are overrated. They are just a money-making scheme to get you to buy snake oil.
7. By all means, don’t track your eating. Whether it’s points, or calories, or carbs, I’m sure you can remember what you eat from one meal to the next.
8. Don’t drink water. Isn’t that what Diet Coke® and Diet Pepsi® are for? Starbucks makes drinks, don’t they? Besides, all that research on the benefits of drinking water is one scientists’ opinion.
9. Keep your main trouble food in the house. You might feel the need to have some ice cream. Keeping it out of the house is depriving your family.
10. Don’t ask for support. When things are going bad in your life, a cookie will work in place of a friend and they’re more readily available.