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I know first hand that losing weight is hard

I know it takes dedication, commitment, and sacrifice. It also requires you to TAKE CHARGE of your choices and decisions. When I am coaching clients it often comes up that they feel resentful of their journey. They just don’t want to be the one that always says “no, thank you” to the foods and drinks everyone else is partaking in, especially in those social settings.

What usually happens is that you will succumb to those pressures instead of realizing that you, and you alone, are in the driver’s seat. You can steer the wheel to the left or the right, or stay on the road to success. It’s up to you.

When it comes to weight loss, the key is having a plan and a system that you follow. When you deviate from your method it can cause you to change directions and go “off road”. Don’t let that happen. Pull yourself together and remind yourself why you started on this journey in the first place. Were you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Did your clothes stop fitting? Did the seat belt not buckle properly or was uncomfortable? Did you get a diagnosis from the doctor, or a stern warning?

Don’t stray from your path because of a few bumps. It is not worth it. You are worth it. Stay on the road. Stay straight. But, if you feel that you are going too far to the right you can steer yourself back to the center, and keep on trucking.

One of the ways to stay on the road to successful weight loss and wellness is to recognize the issues and temptations that you have in your life, and work on eliminating those first. Then, find new coping mechanisms and strategies for the stresses in your life, that have nothing to do with food or alcohol. It is all about rearranging your thoughts and creating new, positive thoughts.  You can do it if you want to.


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